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Eat Out, In

Eat Out, In with Just For One Or Two cookbook

Create restaurant-quality food at home with little effort

Stuck for a babysitter again? Create a fabulous date night at home where you can ‘eat out, in’. For a more rewarding and less costly night ‘out’ make restaurant-quality food at home with a just few choice ingredients and little effort.

With inspirational recipes, handy QR code shopping lists and easy-to-follow instructions cooking great food for two needn’t be arduous. In fact, quite the opposite, it can be a real pleasure.

You can rustle up Pan-Fried Sea Bass & Scallops in just 15 minutes, or for meat-lovers cook colourful Lamb with Pesto & Ratatouille or flavourful Stir-Fried Pork.

To finish bake creamy Apricots in Buttermilk Custard or imagine you’re dining in a Parisian café with Crêpes and Brandy Marmalade Sauce

These recipes have been specifically
written for two so there’s no need to
worry about wasted ingredients and
conundrums, such as how to halve an egg!

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Pesto chicken

A super-tasty chicken dish cooked up in less than 30 minutes

Pesto chickenServes 4
Time 20 mins
Calories 409 per portion
Fat 29g of which 8.1g is saturated

Walnuts 15g (½oz), roughly chopped
Garlic 1 clove, peeled and chopped
Salt ½ tsp
Flat-leaf parsley 50g (2oz), leaves only
Grated Parmesan cheese 3 tbsp
Olive oil 6 tbsp
Skinless chicken breasts 4, cut into thin strips
Crème fraîche 4 tbsp
Buttered tagliatelle to serve

1 Dry-fry walnuts in a non-stick frying pan until lightly toasted.

2 Put walnuts, garlic, salt and parsley into a food processor and pulse to a rough texture. Add Parmesan cheese and 5 tbsp oil. Whizz to blend, but still leave slightly chunky.

3 Heat remaining oil in a wok or frying pan and add chicken strips. Cook for 4–5 minutes until browned.

4 Add crème fraîche and 3 tbsp of parsley pesto and simmer for 5 minutes.

5 Mix in 2 tbsp extra pesto and serve with buttered tagliatelle, if using. Put leftover pesto in a bowl alongside for any extra drizzling.

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