This is a superb collection of 500 quick and easy-to-prepare classic and contemporary recipes that can be fully prepared from cutting board to plate in 20 minutes and less. It is the perfect culinary guide and inspirational sourcebook for any cook who enjoys simple, delicious and flavoursome food but doesn't always have hours to spend in the kitchen.
Inspirational dishes for every occasion include breakfasts, soups and appetizers, snacks and light bites, a variety of main meals which include fish, shellfish, meat and poultry, an array of side dishes, salads, vegetarian choices and a wonderful selection of tempting desserts. All the recipes included can be prepared and cooked and on the table in 20 minutes, and there are many dishes that will take less than 10 minutes, all of which require minimal preparation and cooking time.
There are recipes in the book to suit every kind of meal and appetite, from simple Tuna Melt Muffins for a tasty midday lunch, to a classic dish of Green Beef Curry with Thai Aubergines for supper. There are fantastic ideas for rustling up quick accompaniments, such as Braised Lettuce and Peas, and dishes perfect for parties such as Pork Kebabs with BBQ Sauce or a classic fondue of Melting Cheese Dip.
Among the many fish and shellfish recipes, you'll find wonderful dishes to try such as Scallops with Garlic and Ginger and Seafood Pancakes, while meaty main course dishes range from Turkey Escalopes with Capers to Kofta Lamb Burgers. Vegetarian delights include Spicy Omelette and Lemony Couscous Salad, and there are tasty home-made desserts like Whisky Trifle and Blueberry Meringue Crumble that will round of any meal perfectly.
The recipes are accompanied by over 520 inspirational photographs, and there are nutritional notes for every serving to help with menu planning. This is an essential kitchen manual and ideas book for all food lovers who enjoy good, fast food, full of flavour, freshness and health, but without always having the time to invest in an evening over stove.