Have you ever plated up your food, plonked yourself in front of your telly, and then spent ages finding the right show to watch while you nom? No more cold TV dinners, we have you covered.
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28 Oct 2021 - 11:35 AM  UPDATED 28 Oct 2021 - 10:47 AM

--- The Cook Up with Adam Liaw airs weeknights on SBS Food at 7.00pm and 10.00pm, or stream it free on SBS On Demand. Catch the TV Dinners episode, available to stream now. ---

 

New Gold Mountain

New Gold Mountain tells the untold story of the Australian gold rush from the perspective of the Chinese miners who risked everything for a chance at unlikely fortune in a new land. Inspired by real-life events, the series follows a group of compelling characters brought together by a mysterious murder, and takes an unprecedented look into the wild west era of the Australian gold rush.

Adam Liaw's mince and peas is a quick throw-together of rice, beef mince, peas and classic Cantonese flavours like dark soy sauce and white pepper.

COOK ADAM'S MINCE AND PEAS
Hong Kong mince and peas

Easy peasy! This meal is a quick throw-together of rice, beef mince, peas and classic Cantonese flavours like dark soy sauce and white pepper.

Going Places with Ernie Dingo

Join Ernie Dingo in this captivating series as he explores Australia's most iconic destinations. But this is no ordinary travel show, as Ernie introduces us to the traditional owners and other people who live, breathe and work amongst these incredible places.

Koori TikTok star Nathan Lyons shares a family favourite dish that has fed many a hungry Koori kid. With tins of corned beef being popular to many peoples of the Pacific, bully beef and rice has been adopted by Indigenous people from all over Australia.

MAKE NATHAN'S BULLY BEEF
Bully beef with steamed rice

This dish is a family favourite and has fed many a hungry Koori kid. With tins of corned beef being popular to many peoples of the Pacific, bully beef and rice has been adopted by Indigenous people from all over Australia.

The Unusual Suspects

Warm, funny and utterly gripping, The Unusual Suspects is a compelling heist caper about female friendship and empowerment. Filmed and set in Sydney's glamourous Eastern Suburbs, this four-part drama series weaves a complex story that heroes the Filipino-Australian community.

Filipina food photographer Luisa Brimble shares here quick halo halo recipe. Halo halo is a classic Filipino dessert that really works to beat the intense tropical heat of the coming summer. Layered with sweet beans, shaved ice, jelly, jackfruit and coconut, it's emblematic of the Philippines.

MAKE LUISA'S HALO HALO
Quick halo halo

Halo halo is a classic Filipino dessert that really works to beat the intense tropical heat. Layered with sweet beans, shaved ice, jelly, jackfruit and coconut, it's emblematic of the country.

Mastermind
New ‘Mastermind’ quizmaster, Marc Fennell.

Airing in the UK for over 40 years, and back in Australia in a new season, Mastermind is the legendary quiz that sets the toughest questions on television. Join Mastermind quizmaster Marc Fennell, as each night he puts four contenders to the test.

Marc shares his udon salad recipe - a light Japanese dish with udon noodles, poached chicken, eggs and plenty of veggies, served with a warm dressing.

MAKE MARK'S UDON SALAD
Udon salad

A light Japanese salad with udon noodles, poached chicken, eggs and plenty of veggies, served with a warm dressing.

Hungry Ghosts

When a tomb in Vietnam is accidentally opened on the eve of the Hungry Ghost Festival, a vengeful spirit is unleashed, bringing the dead with him. As these spirits wreak havoc across the Vietnamese-Australian community in Melbourne, reclaiming lost loves and exacting revenge, young woman May Le (Van-Davies) must rediscover her true heritage and accept her destiny to help bring balance to a community still traumatised by war.

Fairfield City councillor Dai Le'swater spinach with garlic and fermented bean curd is a speedy and inexpensive Vietnamese side classic.

MAKE DAI LE'S WATER SPINACH
Water spinach with garlic and fermented bean curd

Wok stir-fry water spinach is one of my favourite dishes. It’s so simple, yet it’s tasty. And is cheap too!

The Cook Up with Adam Liaw

In each episode of this weeknightly cooking show, host Adam Liaw is joined by two special guests - chefs, cooks and celebrities - and together they cook up a variety of dishes, sharing their knowledge, tips and tricks of the trade, and providing everyday inspiration for foodies and non-foodies alike.

For the series' TV Dinners episode, food writer Tori Haschka makes her quinoa poke bowl - it’s bowl food at its best (and also handy if you have kids that are obsessed with sushi).

MAKE TORI'S POKE BOWL
Quinoa poke bowl

These poke bowls are one of the quickest things to cook, particularly if you keep some quinoa cooked in the fridge. It’s bowl food at its best (and also handy if you have kids that are obsessed with sushi).

MORE TV TREATS
Lasagne jaffle

If you have left over lasagne in the fridge, then simply wedge a piece between two pieces of buttered bread and toast in a jaffle iron for the easiest TV dinner ever.

TV spaghetti

All done in the one pot, TV spaghetti is made with anchovies, parsley and chilli. It's the go-to for lazy nights and empty stomachs.

Sausage and lentil stew

This sausage and lentil stew is elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, but is still warm and comforting enough to snaffle from a bowl in front of the TV. 

Matty's TV dinner meatloaf

One of the ultimate comfort food dishes.