Real Fast Food

Real Fast Food : 350 Recipes Ready-to-Eat in 30 Minutes

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Nigel Slater presents over 350 creative, delicious and nourishing recipes and suggestions for those who'd rather spend more of their time eating than cooking. From simple snacks to dinner-party desserts, all the dishes in "Real Fast Food" can be ready to eat in 30 minutes or under.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • b&w line drawings throughout, index
  • 0140469494
  • 9780140469493
  • 1,154,528

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'Designed to appeal to people who love food but don't want to spend hours slaving away at the stove (i.e. nearly everybody in Britain)' Independent on Sunday 'Makes your stomach rumble ! Easily my first choice for a simple, good, workable and readable cookery book' Nigella Lawson, Independent 'Nigel Slater offers us a decade's worth of fresh, original cookery ideas with spoonfuls of wit' Observershow more

Author information

Nigel Slater is the author of Real Fast Food, Real Fast Puddings, The 30-Minute Cook, Real Good Food, Real Cooking and Nigel Slater's Real Food Which won a Glenfiddich Award. Real Fast Food was shortlisted fir the Andre Simon Award, the 30-Minute Cook was nominated for both the Glenfiddich and Julia Child Awards. In 1995 he won the Glenfiddich Trophy and he has twice won the Cookery Writer of the Year Award as well as being named Media Personality of the Year in the 1996 Good Food Awards. He is Food Correspondent for the Observer and writes a monthly column for Sainsbury's Magazine.show more

Review Text

The first of Nigel Slater's books, published in 1992 and now, in paperback, virtually a kitchen classic. It is a great and lively selection of over 350 recipes, full of imaginative ideas for people who have more taste than time. All the recipes use fresh ingredients - fish, meat, chicken, vegetables, pasta - but take less than 30 minutes to prepare. Try Grilled Aubergine with Chick Pea Pesto, or Chicken with Orange and Black Olives. (Kirkus UK)show more

Table of contents

Part 1 Bakery goods and drinks: croissants with apple puree and creme fraiche to bagels with lox. Part 2 Eggs: boiled eggs to chakchouka. Part 3 Fish: fresh fish - cod in crumbs to pan-fried salmon with capers and vinegar; shellfish - mussels with cream and herbs to scallops with coriander and lime butter; smoked fish - hot kipper toasts to smoked salmon with warm pasta; canned fish - sardine sandwiches to tuna with haricot beans, tomato and chilli. Part 4 Pasta: pasta with whole garlic, goat's cheese and thyme to Dolcelatte Gnocchi. Part 5 Vegetables and salads: aubergines - grilled aubergine with chick pea puree to pesto aubergine; avocados - guacamole to sprouted salad with avocado dressing; beans and peas - broad beans with ham to peas with fettuccine, basil and pumpkin seeds; greens - spinach with blue cheese and pasta to Brussels sprouts in a creamy mustard dressing; mushrooms - grilled herbed field mushrooms to mushroom beignets; peppers - red peppers and black olive conchiglie to grilled peppers with balsamic vinegar; potatoes - mash to walnut oil and new potato saute; salad accompaniments and dressings; tomatoes - tomato stew to eggs baked in tomatoes. Part 6 Grains, lentils and beans: grains - plum tabbouleh to date and pistachio cous cous; lentils and beans - hot brown lentils with mint to white beans with tarragon and cream. Part 7 Chicken: plain grilled chicken to turkey, hot bacon and chutney sandwich. Part 8 Meat: lamb - chump chops with yoghurt and mint to souvlakia; pork - pork and pears to porc au poivre; beef - tuscan steak to sloppy joes. Part 9 Cheese: Welsh rabbit to deep-fried mozzarella. Part 10 Fruit: apples and pears - steamed apples with butter sauce to pan-fried apple and cheese salad; bananas - date and banana cream to hot banana brioche; Citrus fruits - citrus fruits with honey to foil-baked oranges; damsons; figs - figs with parma ham to figs with navel oranges; peaches - peaches with basil to white peaches with Beaumes de Venise; pineapples; plums; scarlet fruits, and berries - raspberries with ricotta to ten-minute trifle.show more

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