Speedy and simple

Why over-complicate things?
Why over-complicate things?

In the time it takes to dial out for pizza and wait for it to be delivered, you can have dinner on the table. Here are some of our fast favourites. They include simple stir-fries, grills, curries and pasta dishes, plus a whole lot more. And best of all, each can be made in less than 30 minutes.

Tagliatelle with sardines, currants and pinenuts.

Tagliatelle with sardines, currants and pinenuts

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Quick snake bean and prawn laksa

Quick snake bean and prawn laksa

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Quick chicken curry stir-fry.

Quick chicken stir-fry with sugar snap peas and capsicum

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Mushroom stir-fry

Mushroom stir-fry

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

jane and Jeremy Strode

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Stir-fried rice noodles with chicken and squid.

Stir-fried rice noodles with chicken and squid

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Wok-fried pepper prawns

Wok-fried pepper prawns

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Tony Chiodo

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Mussels poached in white wine

Mussels poached in white wine

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Salmon and potato patties

Salmon and potato patties

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
satay

Satay pork noodles

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Kristy Komadina

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Grilled flathead fillets with parsley and garlic

Grilled flathead fillets with parsley and garlic

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

STEVE MANFREDI

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Chicken saltimbocca

Chicken saltimbocca

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Jill Dupleix TOFU recipe images. Photographed by Marina Oliphant, September 3, 2012. Please contact Jill Dupleix or Caroline Velik for recipe titles. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik.

Silken tofu with soybeans and chilli

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
thumb--omlette

The classic omelet

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (18)
Spicy pork and noodle stir-fry

Spicy pork and noodle stir-fry

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Bridgette Hafner

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Beef stir-fry with shiitake mushrooms

Beef stir-fry with shiitake mushrooms

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Bridgitte Hafner

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (11)
Spiced Indian fish with chickpea raita

Spiced Indian fish with chickpea raita

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Barbecued lamb cutlets with mango and coriander salsa

Barbecued lamb cutlets with mango and coriander salsa

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Shredded beef, family style. Jill Dupleix Spicy recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographedx by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik.

Shredded beef, family style

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Spaghetti with prawns, anchovy and capers

Spaghetti with prawns, anchovy and capers

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Maurice Esposito

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Pork fillet with spicy-crunchy salad

Pork fillet with spicy-crunchy salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Kristy Komadina

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Tomato and ricotta pasta

Ricotta and tomato pasta

Bill Granger

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (11)
Warm chickpea, pumpkin and spinach salad

Warm chickpea, pumpkin and spinach salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Chicken san choi bau

Chicken san choi bau

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
Tofu burger

Tofu burger

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

jane and Jeremy Strode

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Mushroom burgers with haloumi, served with fried onion rings.

Mushroom burgers with haloumi

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Fish taco.

Soft-shelled fish tacos

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Teresa Cutter

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)