Jamie’s 30 minute meals is an energetic food series that sees Jamie Oliver giving solid instruction to the culinary uninspired. In a tough talking, fast paced, as-live style, he creates great home-cooked meals from scratch. Jamie cooks up substantial mains, delicious sides and salads, gorgeous puddings and refreshing drinks – adding his own unique twist to each element. The series supports Jamie’s continuing mission to improve people’s lives through food by tackling the issues of kitchen confidence and lack of time, head on. The result is food programming that is as relevant and helpful as it is beautiful and seductive.
Each show walks the viewer through the steps needed to create an entire meal from scratch in just 30 minutes. The recipes are played out in real time, offering a blow-by-blow account of each instruction so the viewer can then recreate that same meal in their own kitchen.
As Jamie puts it, “If you want really great food, and fast, then do EXACTLY what I say. The years of me making pleasant suggestions are gone; I am going to tell you what to do, what to buy, when to turn your oven on and how to make these dishes. If you listen, you’ll end up with a feast of beautiful things on your table in less than half an hour. This is about making people brilliant, on a daily basis.”
As with all of Jamie’s food programmes, 30 Minute Meals has been ambitiously shot by some of the country’s finest food cameramen using the latest technology. With fabulous close ups and lip-smacking cutaways, it is rich in production value and, like Jamie at Home – his most popular cooking show to date – is a visual feast for the viewer. Thanks to the simple, contemporary kitchen, it also has a strong identity of its own that sets it apart from Jamie’s previous food shows; the focus is entirely on Jamie’s relationship with the food and the viewer.
The meals are family oriented and incredibly exciting. They nod to the big family feasts of southern Italy, classic comfort dishes and plenty of other amazing dishes inspired by Jamie’s travels. No recipe is repeated and these meals are guaranteed to breathe new life into even the most experience cook’s repertoire.
Piri Piri Chicken
This time Jamie’s cooking piri piri chicken with dressed potatoes, rocket salad and quick Portuguese tarts.
Thai Red Prawn Curry
Jamie cooks up Thai red prawn curry with jasmine rice, cucumber salad and a papaya platter, in 30 minutes!
Jamie makes roast beef with baby yorkies, little carrots, crispy potatoes and super-quick gravy, all, amazingly, in half an hour.
Spinach & Feta
Jamie shows how to make spinach and feta filo pie, cucumber salad, tomato salad, and coated ice cream in just thirty minutes.
Jamie Oliver prepares ‘Pregnant Jools’s Pasta’ with crunchy chicory and watercress salad, and little frangipane tarts.
Rogan Josh Curry
Jamie Oliver makes rogan josh curry with fluffy rice, carrot salad, poppadoms, and flatbread.
Jamie makes duck salad with giant croutons and cheat’s rice pudding with stewed fruit.
Oozy Mushroom Risotto
Jamie Oliver shows how to cook oozy mushroom risotto with spinach salad, and quick lemon and raspberry cheesecake in just thirty minutes.
Jamie Oliver shows how to cook the perfect steak sarnie with crispy new potatoes, cheesy mushrooms and beetroot salad.
Jamie makes chicken pie with French-style peas, sweet carrot smash, and berries, shortbread and Chantilly cream.
Fish Tray Bake
Jamie Oliver shows how to make a fish tray-bake with Jersey Royals, salsa verde and simple spinach salad, followed by cheat’s banoffee pie.
Jamie makes cauliflower macaroni, chicory salad with ‘insane dressing’, followed by stewed fruit.
In this episode, Jamie shows how to prepare foccacia stuffed with prosciutto and celeriac remoulade, served with dressed mozzarella and fresh lemon and lime granite.
Jamie Oliver shows how to make Moroccan lamb chops, served with flatbreads, herby couscous, stuffed peppers and pomegranate – all in half an hour.
Sea Bass and Crispy Pancetta
Jamie prepares sea bass and crispy pancetta, with sweet potato mash, Asian greens, one-minute berry ice cream and sparkling lemon ginger drink.
Summer Veg Lasagne
Jamie makes summer veg lasagne, Tuscan tomato salad and quick mango frozen yoghurt in baby cornets – all in under half an hour.
Smokey Haddock Corn Chowder
Jamie prepares smoky haddock corn chowder, spiced tiger prawns, rainbow salad and raspberry and elderflower slushie.
Kinda Sausage Cassoulet
Jamie shows how to cook kinda sausage cassoulet, warm broccoli salad and berry and custard pie in just 30 minutes.
Jamie shows how to make Asian-style salmon, noodle broth, beansprout salad and lychee desert in under half an hour.
Killer Jerk Chicken
Jamie makes killer jerk chicken, with rice and beans, refreshing chopped salad and chargrilled corn – all in just thirty minutes.
Rib Eye Stir Fry
Jamie prepares rib eye steak stir fry with dan dan noodles and chilled hibiscus tea.
Thai Green Curry
Jamie Oliver makes Thai green curry with crispy chicken, kimchee slaw and rice noodles.
Jamie cooks spaghetti alla puttanesca with a crunchy salad, garlic bread, and a silky chocolate ganache.
Jamie’s Spanish spread includes tortilla, glazed chorizo, manchego cheese, cured meats and honey, stuffed peppers and rolled anchovies.
Super-Fast Beef Hash
Jamie prepares super-fast beef hash with jacket potatoes, goddess salad and lovely butter beans and bacon.
Jamie prepares spring lamb with a vegetable platter, mint sauce and chianti gravy, followed by chocolate fondue.
Jamie prepares mustard chicken with quick dauphinoise potatoes, greens, and black forest affogato.
Jamie prepares Trapani-style rigatoni with griddled chicory salad, rocket and parmesan salad, and Limoncello-kinda trifle.
Sticky Pan-Fried Scallops
Jamie shows how to make sticky pan-fried scallops with sweet chilli rice, dressed greens, and quick brownies.
Jamie prepares cheat’s pizza, three delish salads, and squashed cherries and vanilla mascarpone cream.
Jamie prepares crispy salmon with jazzed-up rice, a salad of baby courgette, gorgeous guacamole and berry spritzer.
Wonky Summer Pasta
Jamie prepares a delicious feast of wonky summer pasta, herby salad and drop pear tartlets.
Stuffed Cypriot Chicken
Jamie makes stuffed Cypriot chicken with pan-fried asparagus and vine tomatoes, cabbage salad, and St Clement’s and vanilla ice-cream float.
Jamie prepares a classic British picnic, including sausage rolls, mackerel pâté, lovely asparagus, crunchy salad – and Pimm’s Eton mess.
Jamie cooks grilled sardines with crispy halloumi, watercress salad and figs, followed by a thick chocolate mousse.
Jamie prepares steak Indian-style with spinach and paneer salad, naan breads and mango dessert.
Tasty Crusted Cod
Tasty crusted cod with ‘my mashy peas’, tartare sauce and warm garden salad all feature on Jamie’s menu today.
Jamie cooks chicken skewers with amazing satay sauce, which he serves with a fiery noodle salad. Followed by fruit and mint sugar.
Jamie knocks up broccoli orecchiette with courgette and bocconcini salad, plus prosciutto and melon salad.
Today Jamie makes smoked salmon accompanied by potato salad, beets and cottage cheese, with rye bread and homemade butter.