Craving a good meal but can't be bothered doing the washing up? It's okay - we get like that, too! That's why we have one-pan (or pot!) wonders - here are our favourites:
Mussels, mayonnaise, chips and beer. It doesn’t get much better than that. When cooking mussels, the size of the pot matters- if you don’t have a large wide stockpot, cook the mussels in 2- 3 pans so they have room to move and cook evenly.
Similar to a paella in that it is cooked in a large shallow pan, this lesser known seafood-rich dish uses pasta instead of rice as its base. It is typically made with short thin noodles called fideos but spaghettini is a good substitute if you can’t find it.
This super simple recipe is a one-pan solution to sticky, finger-licking pork. You're basically boiling a piece of pork neck into sticky, tender submission. Can't get any easier than that!
Just like paella, cataplana actually refers to the pot this dish is cooked in! If you don't have ready access to one, substitute by using a wide pot or sauté pan.
This forgiving Thai curry adds a kick of flavour to any white fish. If sand whiting is difficult to source, you may use a similar white fish, like snapper, instead.
This cobbler, a savoury deep-dish creation of ripe summer tomatoes topped with a stunning parmesan drop-biscuit dough, is a simple update to the old stodgy idea of a casserole.
The earthy simplicity of cooking in a claypot has been a method used throughout the ages and is particularly popular in Vietnam. The clay not only adds a little moisture to help steam the food but also imparts an earthy note. If you've not got a claypot, feel free to use a deep, heavy-based saucepan instead.
Paella is one of the original one-pan wonders. Its trademark soccarat - that crunchy layer of rice at the base of the pan - infuses the saffron rice with a caramelised flavour.
For those breakfast-for-dinner feels: this Middle-eastern method of having poached eggs for breakfast involves baking the eggs in an earthy paprika tomato sauce, spiced lightly with chilli and capsicum.