From frying pan to table – in minutes! Annie Bell has weeknights sorted.
Minute steaks with borlotti bean mash
Minute steaks are a win-win. They’re about half the meat of a big steak, so not only more affordable and planet-friendly but cooked in a jiffy.
Salmon with spinach and chickpeas
This is based on the delightful Spanish tapas of spinach with chickpeas, served here as a main with buttery strips of salmon, pine nuts and currants.
Paprika chicken with pecan and coriander salsa
This nutty salsa is a great way of getting more veggies into this super spicy chicken and lentil dish.
Minty lamb steaks with anchovy rainbow chard
One of my favourite ways of roasting lamb is studded with anchovies and garlic, with lashings of mint sauce, all present and correct in this speedy fry-up. A tomato salad goes very nicely alongside.
Mackerel with walnut dressing
Singing with goodness – omega 3 oil in the mackerel plus a smattering of walnuts and wholegrains turn this into a superfood fry-up.
This is a brilliant all-rounder, vegan as is, but you could also serve it with a poached egg or some thin medallions of pork fillet or lamb. Hungry vegans might like to add more quinoa.
Our pick of the pans
When choosing nonstick frying pans I look at durability and green credentials. These are PFOA-free with the latest in toughened coatings, and offer great value.
24cm serves 2
28cm serves 4
Zyliss Cook Nonstick Frying Pan has the Good Housekeeping Institute’s seal of approval, with its Rock-Pearl technology. 24cm £29.99, 28cm £36.99, amazon.co.uk.
Lakeland Eco Hard Oxidised Frying Pan is produced with less energy. Steep sides mean a bigger base. 24cm £34.99, 28cm £39.99, lakeland.co.uk.
Tefal Titanium Excel Frypan is its strongest yet, with the trademark Thermospot which shows when the pan’s hot. 24cm £30, 28cm £35, argos.co.uk.