Try Jamie Oliver’s Herby steak & crispy potatoes from his new book 5 Ingredients Mediterranean
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Jamie Oliver’s most popular cookbook goes Mediterranean in this mouthwatering follow-up!

5 Ingredients Mediterranean: Simple Incredible Food is everything people loved about the first book, but with the added va-va-voom of basing it on Oliver’s lifelong travels around the Med.

With over 125 utterly delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, it’s about making everyday cooking super-exciting, with minimal fuss – all while transporting you to sunnier climes.

You’ll find recipes that empower you to make incredibly delicious food, but without copious amounts of ingredients, long shopping lists or loads of washing up. 65% of the recipes are meat-free or meat-reduced, and all offer big, bold flavour.

With chapters on Salads, Soups and Sarnies, Pasta, Veg, Pies and Parcels, Seafood, Fish, Chicken and Duck, Meat and Sweet Things, it will have readers coming back for more, seven days a week.

Read an excerpt:

Herby steak & crispy potatoes

Green pesto, juicy mixed-colour tomato salad & crushed pistachios

‘Inspired by pistou, a beautiful French condiment made with smashed basil, garlic and oil, this tasty dish is a joy to eat. I’ve swapped in pesto for ease, but buy fresh for amplified flavour and texture.’

Serves 2

Total time: 30 minutes

  • 500g red-skinned potatoes
  • 1 x 300g sirloin steak
  • 4 teaspoons fresh green pesto or pistou
  • 6 ripe medium mixed-colour tomatoes
  • 20g shelled unsalted pistachios

Scrub the potatoes, chop into 2cm chunks, then place in a large non-stick frying pan on a medium heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with sea salt and black pepper. Fry for 20 minutes, or until golden and cooked through, stirring regularly, then remove to a bowl. Put the pan back on a high heat.

Cut the fat off the steak, then roughly chop the fat and place in the pan to render. Generously season the steak, rub all over with 2 teaspoons of pesto, and cook for 3 minutes on each side for medium rare, or to your liking. Remove to a plate to rest.

Return the potatoes to the pan to warm through, while you slice the tomatoes 1cm thick and arrange on serving plates. Dress with a splash of red wine vinegar and a drizzle of virgin olive oil, and season to perfection.

Spoon over the potatoes, then slice and divide up the steak, pouring over any resting juices. Spoon over the remaining pesto, then bash and scatter over the pistachios. Finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, if you like.

ENERGY 735kcal | FAT 42.1g | SAT FAT 11.7g | PROTEIN 40g | CARBS 51.8g | SUGARS 9.5g | SALT 1.4g | FIBRE 6.4g

5 Ingredients Mediterranean by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Michael Joseph © Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited (2023 5 Ingredients Mediterranean). Recipe photography: © David Loftus, 2023.


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