Type: Simple easier than you thnk

April 26, 2021

Arnold’s roast chicken with caraway and cranberry stuffing

Arnold Rogow was a family friend of Ixta Belfrage, who tested a lot of the Ottolenghi SIMPLE recipes with Esme. Ixta has…

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Gnocchi alla Romana

Comfort food does not get any more comforting than this. Serve this as it is, or with a crisp green salad. It’s…

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Beef sirloin and basil salad

This works either as an impressive starter or as a lunch or light supper. All the elements can be prepared a day…

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Grilled lamb fillet with almonds and orange blossom

This is a great dish for feeding friends, as you can get much of the work done in advance. The day before,…

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Seaweed spaghetti and sesame salad with tahini dressing

Seaweed spaghetti has a similar texture to rice noodles but brings with it a salty kick to the dish. Nanami togarashi is…

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Pappardelle with rose harissa, black olives and capers

Pappare means ‘to gobble up’ in Italian, which is the destiny of this dish (particularly in Tara’s house, where her husband Chris…

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Orzo with prawns, tomato and marinated feta

The combination of prawns, feta, tomatoes and pasta is one that I love. I return to it time and again, for easy…

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Baked rice with confit tomatoes and garlic

This was my go-to side for a good few months, working well with pretty much anything else on the table. There’s also…

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Bulgur with tomato, aubergine and lemon yoghurt

You can make just the bulgur and tomato, if you like (without the aubergine and preserved lemon yoghurt) and serve it as…

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