Jamie Oliver’s ultimate user-friendly cookbook 7 Ways takes the nation’s most popular supermarket staples – the things most people already buy most of the time – and shows them seven new, exciting and achievable recipes to help reinvigorate everyone’s repertoire.
Here he shares his recipe for Avocado pastry quiche
Avocado pastry quiche
Sweet pea, cheddar & basil filling, mixed garden leaves
Serves 6 | Total 1 Hour
- 2 ripe avocados
- 400g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
- 6 large free-range eggs
- 300g frozen peas
- 90g Cheddar cheese
- ½ bunch of basil (15g)
- olive oil
- 100g bag of mixed salad
- extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lemon
Halve, destone and peel the avocados. Weigh the flesh – you want 200g to get your ratios right (if you don’t have enough, simply top up to 200g with extra virgin olive oil). In a large bowl, smash up the avo, then gradually rub in the flour, a pinch of sea salt and 4 tablespoons of cold water until you have a dough. Knead until smooth, then wrap and rest for 15 minutes. For the filling, crack the eggs into a blender, then add the frozen peas and most of the Cheddar. Rip in the top leafy half of the basil, add a pinch of salt and black pepper, and blitz until smooth.
Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Roll out the avocado pastry on a flour-dusted surface to just under 1/2 cm thick. Loosely roll it up around the rolling pin, then unroll it over an oiled 25cm x 35cm baking tray, ease it into the sides and prick the base. Roughly tear off any bit bits of overhang, then bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Evenly pour in the filling and bake for another 15 minutes, or until set, then finely grate over the remaining cheese. Dress the salad leaves with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice, season, then sprinkle over the quiche to serve.
7 Ways by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Random House © Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited (2020 7 Ways). Photography: Levon Biss.
Rather than asking people to change the way they shop, Jamie has researched what shoppers already buy week in, week out, and will offer seven new takes on 18 hero ingredients – including chicken breasts, salmon fillets, mince, aubergines, eggs, potatoes, broccoli and mushrooms.
With more than 120 recipes, from great modern versions of takeaway classics and trusty traybakes to family favourites and freezer friendly batch recipes, 7 Ways aims to simplify and demystify every day cooking, inspiring us to try new recipes with the same old ingredients.
Jamie says. “7 Ways is designed to be my most user friendly book ever. Packed with simple, exciting and delicious recipes – none of which require more than a small handful of ingredients – it’s been a joy to write.”
20th August 2020 | Hardback | £26.00 | Michael Joseph