Channel Lewis Hamilton and get speedy in the kitchen this July. ‘Cause when the Grand Prix’s on the telly, who wants to be faffing around with dinner?
We’ve put together a countdown of the fastest, healthiest and tastiest meals to knock up when you’re pushed for time. Think flying-through-the-pit-stop prep and cooking times that will see you cruising over the finish line. Which one of these speedy meals do you think should lift the trophy?
THE FAST FOOD GRID
We’re off to a strong start with this firm family favourite – chicken satay fried rice. It’s got all you want from a dinnertime front-runner (succulent chicken, crunchy veg, flavour-packed sauce) and you can leave the elbow grease to the ActiFry.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Highlight: a winning fake-away
4. Circuit-busting skewers
Qualifying comfortably with an overall fridge-to-plate time of just 25 minutes, these honey garlic salmon skewers shave valuable minutes off the chicken dish. Slather in finger-licking sauce and pop them on a grill until perfectly charred.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Highlight: beautifully balanced fresh flavours
4. Va-va zoom veggie burgers
Next in the line up are these tasty bean-loaded veggie burgers. Chop like a champion by blitzing the beans in a food processor before browning the shaped burgers on the grill. Then crown with yummy extras like salsa, salad and sliced avocado.
Prep time: 13 minutes
Cook time: 8-10 minutes
Highlight: good enough to tempt meat-eaters
1. Need for speed steak sliders
And in pole position are these mouth-watering steak sub sliders. Ready in under 20 minutes, they’re sure to be legends in the making. Serve them up and take a well-deserved victory lap round the kitchen.
Prep time: 4 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Highlight: oozing with melted cheese and beef juices