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Rachel Allen: Easy Meals

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals
Fennel, pink grapefruit and feta salad

Episode 1 of 13: Take a Few Ingredients

Rachel shares some inspirational recipes that need just a few ingredients to produce amazing results. Fennel Salad, Spanish Mussels and Strawberry& Nectarine Tart are on the menu in the kitchen, and Rachel is out and about seeing how some local school mums get on with one of her recipes, and how great chum Fingal makes his Irish Chorizo!

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals
Tarka Dahl

Episode 2 of 13: Easy Indian

Put away the take-away as Rachel rustles up a fuss-free Indian with Tarka Dahl, Chicken Biryani and Mango & Raspberry Eton Mess! Some local football Dads try out a recipe at home and Rachel hooks up with a good friend and Spice expert at the Mahon Point market.

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals
Spiced Lamb Pittas

Episode 3 of 13: Lazy Sundays

Hangover cure or family lunch, Rachel has some alternatives for sublime Sunday cooking. Mexican Huevos Rancheros for breakfast, Spiced Lamb Pittas or a zingy Middle Eastern Fattoush for late lunch or supper. Also Rachel makes cheese with her mother-in-law and the local lifeboat crew road-test one of the recipes on the beach.

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals
Lamb and Sweet Potato Curry

Episode 4 of 13: Cooking for a Crowd

Rachel has the answer if you need to feed a lot of people and quickly! Instant Dips, Lamb & Sweet Potato Curry and a Coconut Macaroon Meringue will keep the crowds satisfied! Rachel looks in on local soccer dads as they try out a recipe at home and visits an inspirational local lamb producer.

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals
Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse

Episode 5 of 13: Easy Christmas

Thursday 22 December at 8.30pm on RTÉ One
Free yourself from the cooker this Christmas with Rachel's guide to stress free festive food. Rustle up Smoked Salmon Fishcakes, Pan Fried Duck with Redcurrant Jelly Sauce or an indulgent Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse. Rachel also takes us to meet her favourite local smokery and her fiercely foodie friends try out one of her recipes!

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals
Chicken and Couscous Tagine

Episode 6 of 13: Middle Eastern Spice

Thursday 22 March at 8.30pm on RTÉ One
Surprising and exotic flavours combine in Rachel's easy Middle Eastern feast! Chicken and CousCous Tagine, Chick Pea and Aubergine Salad, and Yoghurt & Apricot pots conjure up the mystery of the Souk or Riad, while Rachel cooks al fresco with a couple of biker mates and finds out how local goat's yoghurt is made.

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals

Episode 7 of 13: Cook Ahead

Preparation is everything as Rachel shares some great dishes that can be made well in advance. A joyously simple Pollock Ceviche, Provencal Beef Stew and a wickedly indulgent Chocolate & Croissant Bread & Butter Pudding are on the menu, whilst Rachel's mates Sully & Cully road test a recipe and Rachel is all at sea with a local fisherman.

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals
Chocolate, toffee and peanut squares

Programme 8 of 13 : Quick, Easy Baking

Rachel rustles up some inspired suggestions for easy bake recipes that are sure to impress, as she shares the secrets of her Chocolate, Toffee and Peanut Squares, Easy Lemon Cake and Brown Scones with Treacle and Sesame Seeds. Rachel also visits a local artisan chocolate maker and the Irish Countrywoman's Association test out her scones!

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals
Chicken with Mango Salsa

Programme 9 of 13 : Romantic Dinners

In this show Rachel has delicious but simple suggestions for the perfect romantic dinner - Spicy Squid Salad, Pan Fried Chicken with Mango Salsa and a Chocolate Mousse Cake are on the menu, whilst Rachel takes us to the famous English Market in Cork and some of the local school run mums test out one of Rachel's recipes.

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals
Coconut and Cardamom Pannacotta

Programme 10 of 13 : Oriental Feast

Rachel is inspired by the Orient in this programme, sharing easy but delicious recipes for Chicken Noodle Soup, Fast Prawn Red Curry and Cardamom & Coconut Panna Cotta. The local life boat crew tests out a dish whilst Rachel takes us to meet her favourite local chicken farmer.

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals
Roast shoulder of pork

Programme 11 of 13 : Sunday Lunch

Everyone's favourite food day made simple as Rachel tackles Sunday Lunch with a Smoked Mackerel Salad, Slow Roast Shoulder of Pork and her own unique take on the traditional Trifle. Rachel's seriously foodie friends try out one of her recipes, and she also learns how to smoke her own fish, in a biscuit tin!

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals
Salmon en Papillote

Programme 12 of 13 : Speedy Sunshine

Cheer up with a taste of Summer as Rachel shares her recipes for Quesadillas, Salmon en Papillotte and a Seered Steak Salad. We also meet Irelands only Buffalo Mozzarella producer and the formidable ladies of the Irish Countrywoman's Association road test one of Rachel's recipes.

Rachel Allen: Easy Meals
Parma ham and nectarine salad

Programme 12 of 14 : Inspired Italian

Conjure up the spirit of Italy in your kitchen with Rachel's easy but delicious recipes - Parma Ham & Nectarine Salad, Baked Mushroom Risotto and quick Tiramisu. Rachel also takes us foraging for wild mushrooms and her friends Sully & Cully test out a recipe.


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