Dinners you can make in one pot! #one-derful
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10 Oct 2018 - 1:00 PM  UPDATED 11 Oct 2018 - 3:29 PM

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: 

Moules frites

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.  

Moules frites

Fideuà

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.

Fideuà

Sticky caramelised black pepper pork

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! 

Sticky caramelised black pepper pork

Supreme cataplana

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. 

Supreme cataplana

Sand whiting jungle curry

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 sand whiting jungle curry is powered by loads of chilli.

Tomato cobbler with buttermilk biscuits

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. 

Tomato cobbler with buttermilk biscuits

Claypot fish

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. 

Claypot fish

Paella Valenciana

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.

Paella Valenciana

Shakshuka

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. 

Shakshuka

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