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Jamie's 30-Minute Meals

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Jamie Oliver shows how to cook a complete meal in just 30 minutes, sharing his tricks of the trade, and preparing amazing food

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Jamie Oliver shows how to cook a complete meal in just 30 minutes, sharing his tricks of the trade, and preparing amazing food

Series 1 Summary

Too busy? Too expensive? Don't know how? We've all made excuses for grabbing junk food or bunging a ready meal in the oven. But Jamie Oliver thinks everyone deserves to eat delicious, nutritious food, and in his new series Jamie shows how to create a whole home-cooked feast from scratch in the time it takes to heat up a ready meal.

This fast-paced show demonstrates in real time how to create a whole meal, featuring a substantial main course with delicious sides and salads, gorgeous puddings and refreshing drinks.

Whether you're a beginner looking for step-by-step instructions, or an experienced cook looking to breathe new life into your repertoire, the series has the answers.

  • Episode 1 - Killer Jerk Chicken

    Jamie makes killer jerk chicken, with rice and beans, refreshing chopped salad and chargrilled corn - all in just thirty minutes.

  • Episode 2 - Jools's Pasta

    Jamie Oliver prepares 'Pregnant Jools's Pasta' with crunchy chicory and watercress salad, and little frangipane tarts.

  • Episode 3 - Sea Bass and Crispy Pancetta

    Jamie prepares sea bass and crispy pancetta, with sweet potato mash, asian greens, one-minute berry ice cream and sparkling lemon ginger drink.

  • Episode 4 - Sardines

    Jamie cooks grilled sardines with crispy halloumi, watercress salad and figs, followed by a thick chocolate mousse.

  • Episode 5 - Steak Sarnie

    Jamie Oliver shows how to cook the perfect steak sarnie with crispy new potatoes, cheesy mushrooms and beetroot salad.

  • Episode 6 - Duck Salad

    Jamie makes duck salad with giant croutons and cheat's rice pudding with stewed fruit.

  • Episode 7 - Spinach & Feta

    Jamie shows how to make spinach and feta filo pie, cucumber salad, tomato salad, and coated ice cream in just thirty minutes.

  • Episode 8 - Oozy Mushroom Risotto

    Jamie Oliver shows how to cook oozy mushroom risotto with spinach salad, and quick lemon and raspberry cheesecake in just thirty minutes.

  • Episode 9 - Asian Style Salmon

    Jamie shows how to make Asian-style salmon, noodle broth, beanspout salad and lychee desert in under half an hour.

  • Episode 10 - Roast Beef

    Jamie makes roast beef with baby yorkies, little carrots, crispy potatoes and super-quick gravy, all, amazingly, in half an hour.

  • Episode 11 - Chicken Pie

    Jamie makes chicken pie with French-style peas, sweet carrot smash, and berries, shortbread and chantilly cream.

  • Episode 12 - Wonky Summer Pasta

    Jamie prepares a delicious feast of wonky summer pasta, herby salad, and drop pear tartlets.

  • Episode 13 - Stuffed Focaccia

    In this episode, Jamie shows how to prepare foccacia stuffed with prosciutto and celeriac remoulade, served with dressed mozzarella and fresh lemon and lime granita.

  • Episode 14 - Tasty Crusted Cod

    Tasty crusted cod with 'my mashy peas', tartare sauce and warm garden salad all feature on Jamie's menu today.

  • Episode 15 - Thai Red Prawn Curry

    Jamie cooks up Thai red prawn curry with jasmine rice, cucumber salad and a papaya platter, in 30 minutes!

  • Episode 16 - Summer Veg Lasagne

    Jamie makes summer veg lasagne, Tuscan tomato salad and quick mango frozen yoghurt in baby cornets - all in under half an hour.

  • Episode 17 - Smoky Haddock Corn Chowder

    Jamie prepares smoky haddock corn chowder, spiced tiger prawns, rainbow salad and raspberry and elderflower slushie.

  • Episode 18 - Rib Eye Stir Fry

    Jamie prepares rib eye steak stir fry with dan dan noodles and chilled hibiscus tea.

  • Episode 19 - Kinda Sausage Cassoulet

    Jamie shows how to cook kinda sausage cassoulet, warm broccoli salad and berry and custard pie in just 30 minutes.

  • Episode 20 - Piri Piri Chicken

    This time Jamie's cooking piri piri chicken with dressed potatoes, rocket salad and quick Portugese tarts.

    Too busy? Too expensive? Don't know how? We've all made excuses for grabbing junk food or bunging a ready meal in the oven, rather than cooking fresh food. But Jamie Oliver thinks that everyone deserves to eat delicious, nutritious food and his new series shows how to create a whole home-cooked feast from scratch in the time it takes to heat up a ready meal. The fast-paced, no nonsense half hour programmes show in real time how to create a whole meal, featuring a substantial main course with delicious sides and salads, gorgeous puddings and refreshing drinks. Whether you're a beginner looking for step-by-step instructions, or an experienced cook looking to breathe new life into your repertoire, the series has the answers.

  • Episode 21 - British Picnic

    Jamie prepares a classic British picnic, including sausage rolls, mackerel pâté, lovely asparagus, crunchy salad - and Pimm's Eton mess.

  • Episode 22 - Fish Tray Bake

    Jamie Oliver shows how to make a fish tray-bake with Jersey Royals, salsa verde and simple spinach salad, followed by cheat's banoffee pie.

  • Episode 23 - Cauliflower Macaroni

    Jamie makes cauliflower macaroni, chicory salad with 'insane dressing', followed by stewed fruit.

  • Episode 24 - Moroccan Lamb

    Jamie Oliver shows how to make Moroccan lamb chops, served with flatbreads, herby couscous, stuffed peppers and pomegranate - all in half an hour.

  • Episode 25 - Rogan Josh Curry

    Jamie Oliver makes rogan josh curry with fluffy rice, carrot salad, poppadoms, and flatbread.

  • Episode 26 - Crispy Salmon

    Jamie prepares crispy salmon with jazzed-up rice, a salad of baby courgette, gorgeous guacamole and berry spritzer.

  • Episode 27 - Spaghetti

    Jamie cooks spaghetti alla puttanesca with a crunchy salad, garlic bread, and a silky chocolate ganache.

  • Episode 28 - Thai Green Curry

    Jamie Oliver makes Thai green curry with crispy chicken, kimchee slaw and rice noodles.

  • Episode 29 - Tapas Feast

    Jamie's Spanish spread includes tortilla, glazed chorizo, manchego cheese, cured meats and honey, stuffed peppers and rolled anchovies.

  • Episode 30 - Spring Lamb

    Jamie prepares spring lamb with a vegetable platter, mint sauce and chianti gravy, followed by chocolate fondue.

  • Episode 31 - Sticky Pan-Fried Scallops

    Jamie shows how to make sticky pan-fried scallops with sweet chilli rice, dressed greens, and quick brownies.

  • Episode 32 - Mustard Chicken

    Jamie prepares mustard chicken with quick dauphinoise potatoes, greens, and black forest affogato.

  • Episode 33 - Trapani-Style Rigatoni

    Jamie prepares Trapani-style rigatoni with griddled chicory salad, rocket and parmesan salad, and Limoncello-kinda trifle.

  • Episode 34 - Chicken Skewers

    Jamie cooks chicken skewers with amazing satay sauce, which he serves with a fiery noodle salad. Followed by fruit and mint sugar.

  • Episode 35 - Cheat's Pizza

    Jamie prepares cheat's pizza, three delish salads, and squashed cherries and vanilla mascarpone cream.

  • Episode 36 - Super-fast Beef Hash

    Jamie prepares super-fast beef hash with jacket potatoes, goddess salad and lovely butter beans and bacon.

  • Episode 37 - Smoked Salmon

    Today Jamie makes smoked salmon accompanied by potato salad, beets and cottage cheese, with rye bread and homemade butter.

  • Episode 38 - Broccoli Orecchiette

    Jamie knocks up broccoli orecchiette with courgette and bocconcini salad, plus prosciutto and melon salad.

  • Episode 39 - Stuffed Cypriot Chicken

    Jamie makes stuffed Cypriot chicken with pan-fried asparagus and vine tomatoes, cabbage salad, and St Clement's and vanilla ice-cream float.

  • Episode 40 - Steak Indian-Style

    Jamie prepares steak Indian-style with spinach and paneer salad, naan breads and mango dessert.

Jamie's 30-Minute Meals synopsis

Jamie Oliver shows how to cook a complete meal in just 30 minutes, sharing his tricks of the trade, and preparing amazing food

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Piri Piri Chicken

This time Jamie's cooking piri piri chicken with dressed potatoes, rocket salad and quick Portugese tarts.

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