Category: Dinners in 45 minutes

(James Martin’s) Roasted sea bass with a chorizo style ratatouille recipe

4 portions. Approximate cost: £13.50,  Skill level: Easy (if using fish fillets),  Total cooking time: 25 to 40 minutes depending if you’re using fillets or a whole fish, 

How to wrap a fajita

Chicken Fajitas

4 portions. Maximum cost: £15.93 Skill level: Medium (only because there’s lot of chopping),  Total cooking time: 30 to 45 minutes, 

Jamie Oliver Crispy Parma Pork

(Jamie Oliver’s) Pork fillet & feta wrapped in Parma ham

4 portions. Maximum cost: £13.90 for all fresh ingredients,  Skill: Medium,  Total cooking time: 45 minutes,

(Gordon Ramsey’s) Beef fillet with salsa verde

6 portions. Maximum cost: £60,  Skill level: Medium – requires a pestle and mortar,  Total cooking time: 40 to 45 minutes, 

Butternut Squash, pear and Stilton soup

Butternut squash, pear & stilton soup

4 portions. Approximate cost: £6.80,  Skill level: Easy (requires a blender),  Total cooking time: 45 mins, 

Roasted tomato and red peppers soup

(Nigella’s) Roasted tomato and red pepper soup

4 portions. Approximate cost: £5.10,  Skill level: Easy (requires a blender),  Total cooking time: 1 hour, 

Portobello msuhroom and halloumi burger, brioche bun

Portobello mushroom & halloumi burger

4 portions. Maximum cost: £8.38,  Skill level: Easy,  Total cooking time: 30 minutes, 

Lamb and goats cheese salad

(BBC Good Food’s) Lamb & goat’s cheese salad

4 portions. Maximum cost: £13.40, less  if using leftover lamb,  Skill level: Easy,  Total cooking time: 30 minutes, 

Prawn & rocket spaghetti

(Jamie Oliver’s) Prawn, sun-dried tomato & rocket spaghetti

4 portions. Maximum cost: £14.45,  Skill level: Easy if using peeled prawns,  Total cooking time: 15 minutes if using peeled prawns, 45 minutes if not, 

Cobb Salad

Cobb salad (the salad haters’ salad)

4 portions. Approximate cost: £15.25 if buying all ingredients, but you will have a lot left over,  Skill level: Easy, Total cooking time: 45 minutes, 

Jamie Oliver Herb crusted cod

(Jamie Oliver’s) Herb crusted cod with minted mash

4 Portions. Approximate cost: £11.15,  Skill level: Medium (requires a food processor),  Total cooking time: 50 minutes,  

Roasted vegetable and farro salad

Roasted vegetable farro salad

8 portions. Maximum cost £9.79 for all ingredients,  Skill level: Easy,  Total cooking time: 45 minutes,