Marco Pierre Whitemight be one of the most highly decorated chefs to come out of the UK, but that doesn't mean he shies away from good old-fashioned home cooking, sometimes.
In this roundup of videos, he's all about the simplicity of generous cooking, coming up with Sunday favourites like succulent roast chicken and shepherd's pie, to more Mediterranean influenced flavours like ratatouille and greek meatballs.
What all these recipes lack in technical complexity they make up for in flavour, especially when given an extra tweak in the hands of a master.
Take your pick of comfort foods, safe in the knowledge that Marco Pierre White wants to enjoy simple home cooked food too. As he says: "I'm a great believer that when cooking at home it should be made simple."
1. Roast Chicken
Watch as Marco takes on the might of the roast chicken, complete with roasting juices and parsley. First he seasons the cavity of the bird to allow the flavouring to infiltrate the chicken, before massaging the exterior of the bird. His mother in law (who's his favourite cook, by the way) puts a lemon inside to slow down the cooking, to cook from the inside out. So does he.
2. Spaghetti Carbonara
Marco takes on this controversial Italian favourite, which from start to finish should take just 10 minutes. He seasons the water for the pasta with stock - find out why.
Straight from the south of France, this Mediterranean medley is perfect with lamb and white fish, or served cold as a salad. The chopping is the arduous bit, Marco explains, but after that it should only take 10 minutes to cook. See how it's done:
4. Chilli Con Carne
One of the UK's favourites is fortunately also one of the most simple dishes to make, at least when Marco does it.
5. Chicken Chasseur
One of the great classics of french cuisine, otherwise known as 'hunter style' chicken. See how it turns out in Marco's hands...
6. Classic Fish Pie
Cod, salmon, smoked haddock and prawns form the heart of this classic fish pie, a feast for any night of the week.
7. Roast Lamb
Instead of battling with a leg of lamb, go for quicker cooking with with rump of lamb cut into thick steaks, grilled with a fresh mint sauce. If you don't have lamb you can always substitute it for chicken, Marco says.
8. Shepherd's Pie
Marco introduces yet another one of the UK's favourite dishes. This is comfort food at its finest. See how it's given a magic Marco makeover.
9. Greek Style Meatballs
Try this hearty, flavoursome dish of lamb meatballs in Greek style. To make the meatballs takes 5 mins, and cooking them just 20. Easy peasy.
10. Steak with Flavoured Butters
Marco makes two butters to go with his steak sauce and three pieces of ribsteak. Make this a Friday night special to set you up for the weekend.
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