Weekly meal planner

This fennel and whiting combination is a great mix of flavour and texture.
Neil Perry's fancy fish 'n chips.

Fresh salads, a simple pasta with prawns and chilli-infused chicken are just some of our easy-to-make and easy-to-eat weeknight dishes. Friday's fancy fish with a side of smashed potatoes are a fun way to finish the week.

On the weekend, spend some time making a curry paste, it's worth the effort. Or invite friends over for a classic Sunday lunch – Karen Martini's porchetta followed by rich chocolate and cherry tart.

Freekah with cauliflower, pomegranate and mint. Caroline Velik ANCIENT GRAINS recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik. Fabric and wooden plates from Manon bis, MUST CREDIT. Photographed March 8, 2012. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

MONDAY: Textures aplenty in this freekeh salad with pomegranate and mint

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Spaghetti with prawns, anchovy and capers

TUESDAY: Speedy spaghetti - posh prawn pasta is ready in a flash

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Maurice Esposito

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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Chongqing chilli chicken. Jill Dupleix Spicy recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographedx by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik.

WEDNESDAY: Chongqing chicken stir-fry provides a midweek chilli hit

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Bibimbap with beef and onions.

THURSDAY: Neil Perry's take on a Korean classic - Bibimbap with beef

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Crunchy roast whiting with fennel salad.

FRIDAY: Who needs take away fish 'n' chips? Neil Perry's crumbed whiting

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Crash-hot potatoes

FRIDAY: Serve the fish with Jill Dupleix's smashed potatoes

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)