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Jamie's Money Saving Meals

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Jamie Oliver shows how you don't need a massive budget to make great, delicious food

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Jamie Oliver shows how you don't need a massive budget to make great, delicious food

  • Thrift Curry and Posh Beans on Toast

    Jamie makes a thrifty curry with chicken drumsticks and frugal but posh beans on toast.

  • Amazing Paella and Cajun Fishcakes

    Jamie Oliver makes a frugal but amazing paella with chicken thighs, spicy chorizo and prawns from the freezer. There's also crisp Cajun fishcakes with a classic chopped salad and Jamie's snake in the hole.

  • Piri Piri Pork Belly and Celeriac Roast

    Jamie Oliver cooks piri piri pork belly with crispy crackling. There's also a meat-free roast using celeriac, creamy mushroom sauce and cheap-as-chips pearl barley; and grilled garlic mussels with sweet tomato soup.

  • Cheese and Beans and Lamb Biryani

    Jamie Oliver offers a clever spin on the much-loved cheese and beans combo with Jamie's spicy, smoky BBQ baked beans with sweet potatoes. There's also scrumptious lamb biryani and a Vietnamese-style salad

  • Aubergine Dahl and Beef Noodle Soup

    Jamie Oliver shows how having a couple of meat-free meals each week is an easy way to slash costs in the kitchen with his show-stopping aubergine dahl, with Indian rice and homemade chapatis. There's a hot and spicy noodle soup made with leftover beef and a super-sized banh mi - a warm, crusty baguette filled with sizzling crispy leftover pork.

  • Spiced Sausage Bake and Chicken Chowder: Extra Portions

    Jamie Oliver creates a gorgeous spiced sausage bake, complete with his own mouth-watering twist on garlic bread and makes a delicious chicken chowder for just 82p per portion.

    There's also a Mexican-style omelette and tips on freezer food.

  • Luxurious Chilli con Carne: Extra Portions

    Jamie Oliver turns a thrifty cut of beef into a luxurious chilli con carne feast.

    He shows a delicious new way for using up leftover salmon and something a bit different to make a special meal out of the humble, thrifty spud.

  • Fish Tikka Curry: Extra Portions

    Jamie Oliver proves that frozen fish can be just as good as fresh with his stunning fish tikka curry. He also makes Mexican pork tacos and uses roast chicken scraps in an elegant 'Frenchie' salad.

  • Meatballs and Chicken Wrap: Extra Portions

    Jamie makes Sicilian-inspired meatballs and tomato 'Norma' sauce, quick chicken wrap and a silky carbonara of mackerel.

  • Thrifty Chicken Curry and Snake in the Hole

    In the final programme of the series, Jamie Oliver makes a thrifty pukka chicken curry. He uses chicken drumsticks - half the price of breast, but with twice the flavour. He makes a Mexican omelette with a guacamole-style slaw. There's a giant veg rosti with poached eggs and crispy Cajun fishcakes. And, lastly, there's Jamie's snake in the hole, with the best Yorkshire pud.

  • Spiced Sausage Bake, Salmon and JFC

    Jamie serves his spin on a fast-food favourite with Jamie's Fried Chicken (JFC) - a hearty chicken-in-a-bucket feast. He also makes spiced sausage bake, garlic bread, a meat-free roast, and two very different recipes for leftover salmon.

  • Fish Tikka Curry, Chicken Wrap and Tagine

    Jamie Oliver makes fish tikka curry, spicy cheese and beans, quick chicken wrap, hoi sin chicken tortilla and a sweet and spicy Moroccan-inspired tagine.

  • Mexican Chilli, Chapatis and Mackerel Carbonara

    Jamie cooks a Mexican chilli that's luxurious and low on price, featuring the much underrated shin of beef.

    He reveals the secrets of his homemade chapatis with aubergine dhal; shares two delicious new ideas for using up leftover roast chicken; and cooks a fast and frugal twist on a favourite pasta dish.

  • Paella, Tacos and Meatballs

    Jamie rustles up a paella with prawns from the freezer. He also makes crispy Mexican tacos from pork leftovers, Sicilian meatballs, and posh but cheap beans on toast with broad beans.

  • Piri Piri Pork Belly and Hangover Noodles

    Jamie makes a piri piri pork belly with crispy crackling - a brilliant example of how a thrifty cut of meat and some clever cooking can deliver a real family feast at a fraction of the cost of pork chops, fillet or loin.

    There's also frugal hangover noodles topped with Asian-style crispy and runny fried egg; and two very different ideas for making the most of leftover lamb from the Sunday roast - a scrumptious lamb biryani and a healthy, punchy, crunchy noodle salad.

    There's a midweek showstopper in the form of Jamie's grilled garlic mussels with sweet tomato soup, at just £1.30 a portion.

    And clever tips on how to use super-cheap frozen veg like spinach and broccoli.

  • Jamie's Money Saving Meals

    Ham - Extra Portions

    Jamie cooks up a pot roasted ham hock with parsley sauce and at the same time uses his oven to roast a butternut squash, which he then turns into a rotolo with spinach.

    There's also an under-used cheap cut of beef for steak and chips, sweet and sour fish balls, and recycled salad

  • Jamie's Money Saving Meals

    Lamb - Extra Portions

    Jamie cooks a shoulder of lamb with all the trimmings, and then turns the leftovers into Moroccan-style crispy pastillas.

    He makes a panzanella salad, a brilliant way to turn bread past its best into a delicious meal; and shows a takeaway lover how to make a beef rendang out of left-over brisket.

  • Jamie's Money Saving Meals

    Roast Chicken - Extra Portions

    Jamie cooks a lovely roast chicken with all the trimmings and turns his leftover meat into a chicken stew with dumplings. He also knocks up a cauliflower and broccoli cheese using frozen veg, and makes some koftas.

  • Jamie's Money Saving Meals

    Salmon: Extra Portions

    Jamie cooks up a roast side of salmon with all the trimmings and then turns his leftovers into a filo pie.

    He also knocks up some chicken wings 'Gangnam style'.

  • Jamie's Money Saving Meals

    Roast Pork: Extra Portions

    Jamie cooks up a roasted half shoulder of pork with all the trimmings and then turns the leftover meat into little dim sum buns.

    He also shows a takeaway lover how to make a veggie korma with cauliflower pilau for a fraction of the price of his usual Friday night curry.

  • Jamie's Money Saving Meals

    Beef: Extra Portions

    Jamie cooks up a glorious roast brisket of beef, with all the trimmings, and then turns his leftovers into an incredible Korean stir-fried rice.

    There's also a sweet-pea fish pie and a hot Chicago pizza pie.

  • Roast Ham Hocks

    Jamie cooks up glorious pot-roasted ham hocks with parsley sauce, and uses his oven at the same time to roast a butternut squash, which he turns into a stunning squash and spinach rotolo.

    Jamie also makes steak and chips for just over £2.00 a head, and teaches a Chinese takeaway addict how to make beautiful sweet and sour fish balls for a fraction of the price she usually pays.

    The average price of the recipes in this episode is just £1.89 per portion.

  • Roast Lamb

    Jamie roasts a shoulder of lamb and turns the leftovers into Moroccan-style pastillas. He also uses up old veg and makes a panzanella salad out of bread past its best.

    The average price of the recipes in this episode is just £1.96 per portion.

  • Roast Chicken

    Jamie cooks a 'mothership' roast chicken with all the trimmings and turns the leftovers into chicken stew with dumplings.

    He knocks up a super-clever cauliflower and broccoli cheese using frozen veg, and shows how to make lamb koftas on the cheap.

    And he surprises a food waster in her home to help her use the fruit she normally chucks away.

  • Salmon

    Jamie cooks up a roast side of salmon with all the trimmings, and then turns his leftover fish into an incredible salmon filo pie.

    He knocks up some chicken wings gangnam-style.

    Jamie shows a takeaway lover how to make a beautiful lamb burger for a fraction of the price of his usual Friday night fast food treat.

    And he surprises a food waster in her home and shows her how to make delicious things from the bread she normally chucks away.

  • Roast Shoulder of Pork

    Jamie roasts half a shoulder of pork, with all the trimmings, and turns the leftovers into dim sum buns and meatloaf with spaghetti, with a great tomato and chilli sauce.

    He shows a takeaway lover how to make an veggie korma with cauliflower pilau for a fraction of the price of his usual Friday night takeout.

    And Jamie surprises a food waster in her home and shows her what to do with all the meat in her freezer that she normally ends up chucking away.

  • Brisket of Beef

    Jamie cooks up a glorious 'mothership' roast brisket of beef with all the trimmings, before turning the leftovers into an incredible Korean stir-fried rice.

    He knocks up a beautiful sweet pea fish pie, jam-packed with flavour, but made with frozen fish.

    And he shows a takeaway lover how to make an American hot Chicago pizza pie for a fraction of the price of his usual Friday night fast food treat.

    All of the recipes in this episode cost a mere £1.80 per portion.

Jamie's Money Saving Meals synopsis

Jamie Oliver shows how you don't need a massive budget to make great, delicious food

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