I eventually got round to trying out the Jamie Oliver 5 Ingredients recipe book Jack bought me last week and tried out two different recipes.
So naturally I want to review what I thought about them.
The first one I attempted was the ‘Garlic Mushroom Pasta’, mainly because they are the three things me and Jack love.
Firstly we had a couple of issues where we only had a white onion instead of red and chestnut mushrooms instead of mixed mushrooms, however it still turned out quite nice.
The recipe says to put 2 garlic cloves but just to make sure the vampires were truly warded off I added 3.
I couldn’t find trofie pasta so I used the alternative which is fusilli as it probably does work just as well.
I really liked the creamy sauce that the crème fraîche, Parmesan and garlic made as it really does show you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a yummy sauce.
I want to make this recipe again but I definitely think using red onion and mixed mushrooms will make the flavour 10x better.
The next meal I decided to make was ‘Creamy Mustard Chicken’. I really enjoyed this one but again only had white onion and chestnut mushrooms.. I’m clearly a rubbish food shopper.
I’ve never cooked using whole grain mustard before so I was really unsure how it was going to taste and whether we’d actually like it, but we did, so success.
I ended up adding more mustard than the recipe says but next time I would add even more.
Adding the single cream gave it a really nice mild flavour and a lot of sauce which is essential for me especially as I did mash with this one so it covered it nicely.
Again, another recipe I will be trying and tweaking again.
Overall, I’ve really enjoyed limiting myself to only 5 ingredients and can’t wait to try more of the recipes.