With all his shows, and all his books, I was excited to try Ainsley Harriott's Fresh and Fabulous Meals in Minutes . Within seconds, I had marked at least six recipes that I had to make immediately! Each one is brilliantly easy, really interesting and stunningly colorful to look at. I was drooling over everything. I love how he brings together ingredients that, at first blush you might shake your head at. Trust me - quickly move beyond that and dig in. Let me give you an example...
Last week I served up his Spaghetti with Sicilian Style Cauliflower Sauce. I discovered how much I love cauliflower when I started the South Beach Diet as an alternative "good" carb...but I digress. In my pre-Ainsley Harriott world, I would never have combined anchovies with saffron, raisins and pine nuts. It would have been either or - salty or sweet. It was delicious and it goes without saying that I'm a convert.
And tonight's dinner has two sides I couldn't resist -
They were perfect...and on deck for later this week...his Thai Style Chicken, Corn & Shrimp Cakes. I can't wait!