Seven Easy But Impressive Recipes

Pasta Puttanesca

This vivid, cheap pasta meal is easy to create and plenty of flavor. This spicy puttanesca sauce only requires cherry tomatoes, a pinch of chilli, capers, black olives, and anchovies. 

Chicken Parmesan Traybake

This dish looks fantastic, tastes wonderful, and is done in one roasting tray with minimum effort. Red pesto-stuffed chicken breasts are topped with Parmesan.

Prawn Noodles Soup

Buy retail Thai red curry paste. For a fragrant, satisfying dinner, add creamy coconut milk, a hint of chilli, juicy prawns and noodles, and a squeeze of fresh lime.

Margarita Chicken Fajitas

This recipe marinates chicken in a potent blend of tequila, lime, and orange for powerful fajitas.

Chimichurri Skirt Steak

Skirt or hanger steak is a cheap, flavorful cut. On the BBQ or griddle pan, sear it quickly over high heat to serve rare.

Crouted Mushroom With Spinach

You can bake this lovely vegetarian centerpiece in 30 minutes. A delicious filling of mushrooms, spinach, ricotta, and Gruyère is wrapped in prepared puff pastry.

Peppers Roasted With Burrata

Though simple, this dish is full of southern Italian flavors. Rich, creamy burrata pairs well with spicy ‘nduja, and soft, slightly sweet roasted peppers complete the dish.