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Jamie's 15 Minute Meals : Delicious, Nutritious, Super-Fast Food - Jamie Oliver

Jamie's 15 Minute Meals

Delicious, Nutritious, Super-Fast Food

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Published: 28th September 2012
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15 Minute Meals is Jamie's simplest and most straightforward book yet. It pushes the concept of fast, everyday food to a new level, without compromising on flavour. It's designed to excite and inspire people to prepare a balanced, nutritional, no-nonsense meal every night of the week.

It covers everything from homely British dishes, to Mediterranean family staples as well as Thai, Chinese and Indian-inspired dishes. The layouts are simple and easy to follow, and the punchy titles will grab you as you flick through.

This is Jamie's most accessible book yet and is suitable for all ages and skill levels - once you start cooking this way, not only will you love it; you'll never look back.

'This is incredible food, cooked ridiculously quickly, and I've done all the thinking for you.' Jamie Oliver

About the Author

Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parent's pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight and has since worked with some of the world's top chefs. He is now running Fifteen - one of the best restaurants in London and the subject of the television series Jamie's Kitchen.

Jamie has written for The Times, as well as for GQ and Marie Claire magazines. He currently writes for Delicious magazine in the UK and Australia.

He also started, and continues to be involved with the Fifteen Foundation, which provides training and mentoring for disadvantaged young people - allowing them to follow their dreams and become chefs.

Jamie lives in London with his wife, Jools, and their four children.

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Pros

  • Great recipes (15)
  • Easy to understand (12)
  • Quality photos (12)
  • Great ideas (10)
  • Fun (8)

Cons

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  • Trying new dishes (13)
  • Becoming inspired (12)
  • Entertainment ideas (7)
  • Learning new techniques (6)
  • Reference (3)
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4.0

great tastes, but turn 15 into 30 mins.

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from Near Toowoomba AU

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Pros

  • Easy To Understand
  • Fun
  • Great Ideas
  • Great Recipes
  • Informative
  • Quality Photos
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Confusing Steps
  • Ingredients hard to find

Best Uses

  • Becoming Inspired
  • Entertainment Ideas
  • Learning New Techniques
  • Trying New Dishes

Comments about Jamie's 15 Minute Meals:

We have tried recipes we could source ingredients for, they seem weird mixtures but taste great on the plate.

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4.0

Amazing flavours

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from Adelaide

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

  • Great Ideas
  • Great Recipes
  • Quality Photos

Cons

  • Poorly Written

Best Uses

  • Trying New Dishes

Comments about Jamie's 15 Minute Meals:

I love the book, I pick one recipe a week to try new things, and it's so quicky so I can have it after work. But sometimes the instructions are a bit loose, which is not great when you are not a good cook, and normally it takes more than 15 minutes...

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4.0

Try something different

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from Port Pirie

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Fun
  • Great Ideas
  • Great Recipes
  • Quality Photos

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Becoming Inspired
    • Trying New Dishes

    Comments about Jamie's 15 Minute Meals:

    Interesting meals which are not time consuming to put together

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    4.0

    Love it

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    from Sydney

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    • Fun
    • Great Ideas
    • Great Recipes
    • Quality Photos

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      • Trying New Dishes

      Comments about Jamie's 15 Minute Meals:

      Great

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      5.0

      spot on

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      from ballarat.

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      Pros

      • Great Recipes
      • Well Set Out

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment Ideas
        • Learning New Techniques
        • Trying New Dishes

        Comments about Jamie's 15 Minute Meals:

        great for new meal ideas

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        5.0

        Great Present with amazing photos

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        from Barwon heads

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        • Easy To Understand
        • Great Recipes
        • Quality Photos

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          • Becoming Inspired
          • Learning New Techniques
          • Trying New Dishes

          Comments about Jamie's 15 Minute Meals:

          Yet to be used as a present

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          4.0

          Happy with purchase.

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          from victoria

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          • Great Recipes

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            • Becoming Inspired

            Comments about Jamie's 15 Minute Meals:

            So far no cooking but enjoying reading and deciding what it is we are going to cook!

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            5.0

            Works A Charm!

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            from Sydney, AU

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            Pros

            • Easy To Understand
            • Fun
            • Great Ideas
            • Great Recipes
            • Informative
            • Quality Photos

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Becoming Inspired

              Comments about Jamie's 15 Minute Meals:

              I have made delicious food, without breaking my budget, my brain-power or my self esteem.
              The recipes are also great jumping grounds to experiment a little and mesh recipes together or what not.

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              5.0

              Delicious

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              from Melbourne, AU

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              • Easy To Understand
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                • Becoming Inspired
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                Comments about Jamie's 15 Minute Meals:

                Great recipes. Easy to understand and follow. Delicious results.

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                5.0

                All casual cooks should have one.

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                from melbourne

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                • Easy To Understand
                • Great Ideas
                • Great Recipes
                • Informative
                • Quality Photos
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Becoming Inspired
                  • Learning New Techniques
                  • Trying New Dishes

                  Comments about Jamie's 15 Minute Meals:

                  This is one of the best recipe books for those counting their calories.
                  Simply great.
                  Delivery quicker than I expected.

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                  Lamb Meatballs With Chop Salad And Harissa Yoghurt

                  Free recipe from Jamie's 15 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver, Lamb Meatballs, Chop Salad & Harissa Yoghurt, page 104.

                  SERVES 4 | 687 CALORIES

                  Meatballs
                  400g lean lamb mince
                  1 heaped tsp garam masala
                  olive oil
                  1 pinch of saffron
                  1/2–1 fresh red chilli
                  2 spring onions
                  1/2 a bunch of fresh coriander
                  2 cloves of garlic
                  1 x 400g tin of chickpeas
                  350g passata

                  Salad
                  1/2 a cucumber
                  2 little gem lettuces
                  1 bunch of radishes
                  2 ripe tomatoes
                  tbsp extra virgin olive oil
                  1 lemon

                  To serve
                  1 heaped tsp harissa
                  4 heaped tbsp fat-free
                  natural yoghurt
                  8 small wholewheat tortillas
                  1 orange

                  Ingredients out • Kettle boiled • Large frying pan, medium heat • Large lidded pan, medium-high heat

                  Mix the mince in a bowl with salt, pepper and the garam masala
                  Divide into 4, then roll each piece into 4 balls with wet hands, placing them in the frying pan as you roll them and adding 1 tablespoon of olive oil
                  Toss regularly until dark golden all over
                  Put the saffron into a cup, just cover with boiling water and leave to soak. Finely slice the chilli, trimmed spring onions and coriander stalks (reserving the leaves), put them into the large pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then squash in the unpeeled garlic through a garlic crusher.
                  Fry for 40 seconds, then add the saffron and its soaking water, the drained chickpeas andthe passata, cover and bring to the boil
                  In a small dish, swirl the harissa through the yoghurt. Roughly chop and mix all the salad veg for the salad on a board.
                  Add the extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice, then season to taste
                  Loosen the sauce with a splash of water if needed, then pour into the meatball pan and season to taste
                  Microwave (800W) the tortillas for 45 seconds
                  Serve it all with orange wedges and a scattering of coriander leaves



                  Seared Asian Beef, Best Noodle Salad & Ginger Dressing

                  Seared Asian Beef, Best Noodle Salad & Ginger Dressing, free recipe from Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver, page 68

                  SERVES 4 | 585 CALORIES

                  Salad
                  50g cashew nuts
                  1 tbsp sunflower seeds
                  2 tbsp sesame seeds
                  200g fine rice noodles
                  1 romaine lettuce
                  1 large carrot
                  1 bunch of radishes
                  ½ a cucumber
                  1 big bunch of fresh coriander
                  3 spring onions
                  1 punnet of cress
                  1 pack of alfalfa sprouts

                  Steak
                  1 x 450g rump steak, fat removed
                  2 tsp Chinese five-spice
                  olive oil

                  Dressing
                  1 x 105g pack of pickled ginger
                  2 limes
                  1 tbsp fish sauce
                  1 tbsp low-salt soy sauce
                  1 tbsp sesame oil
                  ½ a fresh red chilli

                  Ingredients out • Kettle boiled • Large frying pan, high heat

                  Toast the cashews, sunflower and sesame seeds in the frying pan, tossing regularly until golden, then tip into a bowl, return the pan to the heat and turn the heat up to high • Put the noodles into another bowl with a pinch of salt and cover with boiling water • Rub the steak with salt, pepper and the five-spice, and put into the frying pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, turning every minute until cooked to your liking.
                  In another bowl, mix together the pickled ginger and its juice, the juice of 1 to 2 limes, the fish and soy sauces and sesame oil, then finely slice and add the chilli • Trim the lettuce and break the leaves apart, shredding any larger ones, then scatter over a large board • Coarsely grate over the trimmed carrot, using a box grater • Halve the radishes, roughly chop the cucumber and the top leafy half of the coriander and trim and finely slice the spring onions.
                  Pile all the veg on the board, snip over the cress and scatter over the alfalfa sprouts • Drain the noodles, rinse and drain again, then add them to the board • When the steak is done, move it to a board to rest, then slice and place on top of the salad, pouring over any resting juices • Scatter over the nuts and serve the dressing on the side, with any remaining lime wedges.



                  Vege Chilli, Crunchy Tortilla & Avocado Salad

                  Vege Chilli, Crunchy Tortilla & Avocado Salad, free recipe from Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver, page 224

                  SERVES 4 | 749 CALORIES

                  Chilli & rice
                  1 dried smoked chipotle or ancho chilli
                  ½ a fresh red chilli
                  1 red onion
                  1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
                  ½ tsp cumin seeds
                  1–2 garlic cloves
                  1 big bunch of fresh coriander
                  olive oil
                  2 mixed-colour peppers
                  1 x 400g tin of chickpeas
                  1 x 400g tin of black beans
                  700g passata
                  1x 250g pack of cooked mixed long grain and wild rice

                  Salad
                  4 small corn tortilla wraps
                  2 ripe avocados
                  3 heaped tbsp fat-free natural yoghurt, plus extra to serve
                  2 limes
                  1 romaine lettuce
                  ½ a cucumber
                  1 fresh red chilli
                  1 handful of ripe cherry tomatoes

                  Ingredients out • Oven at 200°C/400°F/gas 6 • Food processor (bowl blade) • Lidded casserole pan, high heat • Stick blender

                  Put the chillies, peeled and halved red onion, paprika and cumin seeds into the processor, squash in the unpeeled garlic through a garlic crusher, then add the coriander stalks (reserving the leaves) and 2 tablespoons of oil, and whiz until fine • Tip into the pan, then add the deseeded and roughly chopped peppers, drained chickpeas and black beans, a pinch of salt and pepper and the passata, stir well and put the lid on • Fold the tortillas in half, slice into 0.5cm strips, sprinkle on to a baking tray and pop in the oven until golden and crisp.
                  Put most of the coriander leaves, a pinch of salt and pepper, half a peeled avocado, the yoghurt and the juice from 2 limes into a jug and whiz with a stick blender until silky • Check and adjust the seasoning of the chilli, leave the lid off • Remove the tortillas from the oven into a bowl, cut the lettuce into chunky wedges and add to the bowl • Scoop and dot over curls of avocado • Peel the cucumber into ribbons and finely slice half a chilli, then scatter both over the top
                  Make a well in the middle of the chilli and tip in the rice, then pop the lid on for the last few minutes to warm the rice through • Pour the dressing over the salad, pick over the remaining coriander leaves, finely slice the remaining chilli and sprinkle over the top along with the halved cherry tomatoes, then toss everything together • Serve with dollops of yoghurt.
                  Jamie Oliver

                  Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parent's pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight and has since worked with some of the world's top chefs. He is now running Fifteen - one of the best restaurants in London and the subject of the television series Jamie's Kitchen.

                  Jamie has written for The Times, as well as for GQ and Marie Claire magazines. He currently writes for Delicious magazine in the UK and Australia.

                  He also started, and continues to be involved with the Fifteen Foundation, which provides training and mentoring for disadvantaged young people - allowing them to follow their dreams and become chefs.

                  Jamie lives in London with his wife, Jools, and their four children.

                  Visit Jamie Oliver's Booktopia Author Page


                  ISBN: 9780718157807
                  ISBN-10: 071815780X
                  Audience: General
                  Format: Hardcover
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 288
                  Published: 28th September 2012
                  Country of Publication: GB
                  Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.0  x 2.7
                  Weight (kg): 1.23
                  Edition Number: 1