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.

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

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 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
Reader ratings (8)
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
Reader ratings (26)
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
Reader ratings (31)
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
Reader ratings (4)
Crash-hot potatoes

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

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (22)