Omelettes step aside, this four-ingredient frittata is a speedy weeknight lifesaver that's packed with flavour and goes well with salad or crusty bread
MethodSlice the leeks and add to the pan, cooking for 5 mins. Add the prawns and cook for 1 min more. Beat the eggs and whisk through half the cream cheese. Season to taste. Pour the mixture over the prawns and leeks, dot over the remaining cheese and cook on a medium heat for 5-8 mins. Finish under a medium-hot grill for 2 mins until just set with a slight wobble.
- 2 aubergines, sliced into 1cm rounds
- 6 tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle for the prawns
- 140g raw prawn, deveined
- 140g cooking chorizo, cut into 1½ cm-2cm thick slices
- 400g can chickpea, drained and rinsed
- ½ red onion, finely sliced
- 100g baby spinach
- large handful parsley, chopped
- ½ garlic clove, crushed
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- juice and zest 1 lemon
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp clear honey
- 2 small preserved lemons, flesh removed and rind thinly sliced
- Heat a griddle pan to medium. Brush the aubergine slices with oil, season and griddle on both sides until soft and lightly charred – you’ll need to do this in batches. Set aside and keep warm. (See below left for griddling tips.)
- While the aubergines are cooking, make the dressing. Mix the garlic with a good pinch of salt to form a paste. Gradually stir in the olive oil and lemon juice, followed by the zest, cumin, honey, preserved lemons and seasoning.
- Wipe out the griddle pan and toss the prawns with a little oil and seasoning. Griddle for 1-2 mins each side until cooked through, then transfer to a plate. Add the chorizo slices to the pan and cook for 3-4 mins each side, or until they start to release their oil and become crispy.
- In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, onion, spinach and most of the parsley. Add the aubergines, prawns and chorizo, pour over the dressing and gently toss everything together. Pile onto a serving platter and scatter over the remaining parsley. Serve straight away.
- 300g raw peeled king prawn
- 1½ tbsp Jamaican jerk paste
- 400g can black bean, drained and rinsed
- 1 large mango, stoned, peeled and diced
- ½ red onion, sliced
- ½ cucumber, chopped
- bunch coriander, leaves roughly chopped
- 8 taco shells
- ½ tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 Little Gem lettuces, shredded
- 165ml can coconut milk
- zest and juice 1 lime
- 2 pinches of sugar
- Stir the prawns and jerk paste together in a bowl and set aside. Mix together the dressing ingredients.
- Tip the beans into a bowl along with the mango, onion, cucumber, most of the coriander, the dressing and some seasoning. Warm the taco shells following pack instructions.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the prawns and cook for 2-3 mins or until cooked through.
- To build the tacos, start with a handful of lettuce, followed by the bean salad, then top with the prawns. Sprinkle over the remaining coriander and serve.
- 4 leeks, sliced
- 4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing
- 400g mixed wild mushroom, cleaned and sliced if large
- 2 whole garlic cloves
- few thyme sprigs
- 4 gelatine leaves
- 300ml strong chicken stock (see Know-how, below)
- 10 slices prosciutto
- 800g cooked skinless chicken meat (see Know-how, below)
- 2 handfuls of a mix of chervil, flat-leaf parsley and tarragon leaves, chopped
- small salad leaves, to serve
- spiced pears, to serve (see recipe, below)
- Gently cook the leeks for 15 mins in 2 tbsp olive oil until soft, then set aside to cool. In the remaining oil, fry the mushrooms with the garlic and thyme for 2 mins, then set aside to cool. Soak the gelatine in cold water, then heat the stock. Dissolve the gelatine in the stock, season, then set aside. Gather all the ingredients so you have them to hand when you start to assemble the terrine.
- Line a terrine dish or loaf tin with cling flim. Line with slices of prosciutto so that they overlap to cover the base and sides, and overhang the edges.
- Wet the bottom of the dish with a drizzle of stock. Arrange a single layer of chicken so that everything is even – don’t worry about any gaps – then pour over a little more stock.
- Scatter over a layer of mushrooms (discarding the garlic and thyme). Season with salt and pepper, then moisten again with a little more stock.
- Add more chicken followed by a layer of leeks, another layer of chicken, then the herbs. Drizzle stock between every layer and season with salt and pepper as you go. Repeat until all the ingredients are used up or the terrine is full to the brim. Finish with a final scattering of herbs, a last ladleful of stock, then tap the dish down a few times so that the stock gets into all the gaps.
- Fold the prosciutto over to encase the terrine. Fold the cling film over and press down gently. Sit the terrine in a dish to catch any juices. Lay a tray on top, weigh it down with a can and chill overnight. Twenty mins before serving, remove the tray. Put the terrine in the freezer to firm. Just before serving, lift it out of the dish. Wrap it tightly in more cling film.
- Carefully slice the terrine, still wrapped in its cling film. Remove the cling film and place a slice in the centre of each plate. Arrange chunks of spiced pear (recipe below) around terrine. Drizzle a little chicken poaching liquid around the plate, then drizzle with a tiny bit of oil. Neatly scatter a few baby salad leaves over the pear, then season the terrine with some sea salt and pepper before serving.