Sandwiched rather inconveniently between breakfast and dinner, we often neglect lunch in favour of a more extravagant evening meal. As this collection of quick lunch recipes demonstrates, a delicious midday meal doesn’t have to be time consuming – in fact, with these quick recipes you could have a delicious homemade meal on the table In the time it would've taken to pop out and buy something.
Omelettes are the quintessential fast-food. Loved by chefs and amateur cooks alike, they take just minutes to prepare and are incredibly versatile. Learn how to make the perfect omelette and avoid any scrambled egg disasters with our foolproof how to guide, or give your omelette a gourmet twist with Nathan Outlaw Crab, cheddar and chive omelette.
Sometimes a bit of spice can help wake you up after a monotonous morning. This collection features a number of classic international dishes with a surprisingly quick cooking time. Paul Heathcote’s fragrant Quick vegetable curry proves that a good curry doesn’t have to take hours to prepare, while David and Charlotte Bailey’s Vegan nasi goreng is a great use of leftover rice and can be cooked and on the table in just half an hour.
Small fish such as sardines or mackerel can be cooked in a flash and then used in a salad or simply with bruschetta or toast. Why not treat friends to Monica Shaw’s colourful Grilled mackerel with beetroot and new potato salad, or fire up the grill for Shaun Rankin’s rustic but flavoursome grilled sardines on toasted focaccia.