This book is ideal for busy cooks, as the recipes are prepared with an absolute minimum of fuss, while still providing maximum flavor. All the ingredients are simply put into a casserole in the oven, in a large pan on the stove or in a specially designed slow cooker, and left to simmer away to make a wonderfully tasty meal.
The finished meals will rarely spoil if they are not eaten immediately; in fact many dishes such as curries and casseroles will actually improve if they are made the day before, allowing the flavors to fully develop and blend together. As well as the nutritional and time-saving benefits of slow cooking, there is also an economical advantage, because gently braising a piece of meat means that cheaper, tougher cuts can be used, and will become beautifully tender and tasty when cooked slowly.
This easy-to-use book contains a huge range of classic slow-cook recipes. There are hearty soups such as Irish Country Soup, melt-in-your-mouth fish dishes such as Baked Monkfish with Potatoes and Garlic, traditional poultry dishes such as Moroccan Roast Chicken, essential meat meals such as Steak and Kidney Pie, and vegetarian classics such as Vegetable Paella.
Each recipe is illustrated with a color photograph of the finished dish, and there are tips and variations throughout to help you get the most out of each one. An at-a-glance nutritional analysis is provided for each recipe so that you can plan for individual diets.
With this tempting collection of 300 leisurely recipes, you'll soon discover that tasty and tender meals can be created with minimal effort and maximum flavour.