Fabulous in five: Annie Bell’s five-ingredient dishes

Feasts without fuss: Annie Bell’s five-ingredient dishes really deliver on flavour.

Harissa pepper pasta

Spicy rose harissa is especially good in this pasta, but any sun-dried tomato pesto would make an excellent foundation.

harissa pepper pasta
Lizzie Mayson

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Roasting-tin date and tomato chicken

Olives, dates and tomatoes clash deliciously in this roasting tin all-in-one. A chicken leg with crispy butter-roasted skin is one of my favourite cuts.

date and tomato chicken
Lizzie Mayson

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One-pot haddock stew with cape mayo

Any meaty white fish will be good in this simple stew. Croutons or potatoes will be quite at home served alongside.

haddock stew
Lizzie Mayson

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Crab-loaded sweet potatoes

Roasted sweet potatoes with crab and avocado smothered over – what could be simpler or more decadent?

crab loaded sweet potatoes
Lizzie Mayson

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Steak with beetroot and orange salad

This is a great salad to have up your sleeve at this time of year. It makes for a light but sustaining supper with a steak – but you could also serve it with cheese, chicken or some prawns.

steak beetroot orange salad
Lizzie Mayson

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Lentil salad with goat’s cheese and pomegranate

I love a young and creamy goat’s cheese with a meaty lentil, but feta is ever a good fall-back and provides a salty kick. Try and find the pretty marbled Puy style of lentil for this salad.

lentil salad
Lizzie Mayson

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Spinach and sweetcorn fritters

These little fritters are perfect with smoked salmon and crème fraiche, go well with grilled mushrooms and a green salad, or can simply be served ‘to go’ inside a buttered roll. They can be reheated in a frying pan on either side, and are a welcome find in the fridge even when cold.

spinach and sweetcorn fritters
Lizzie Mayson

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Food styling: Kitty Coles. Prop styling: Louie Waller