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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

  • 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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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'.

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    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.

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    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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