Weekly meal planner

Jill Dupleix's chicken with mustard cream sauce.
A one-pot wonder ... chicken with mustard cream sauce.

There's a lot of versatility and simplicity in this week's meal planner.

For something hot and spicy, Brigitte Hafner's Nonya curry can be made with beef, lamb or seafood. To substitute prawns and fish, first fry the seafood in the wok in some peanut oil until almost cooked, then remove and follow the recipe.

Jill Dupleix's pan-fried chicken with mustard cream sauce (pictured) is a brilliant display of the versatility of the frying pan. It's a one-pot wonder, with the entire dish cooked in the same pan. Or try her apple tarte tatin for dessert. It's one of the recipes from her popular feature: the 10 dishes every home cook should master.

 

Recipes

Sweet and sour soup.

MONDAY: Sweet and sour soup with udon noodles, shiitake and tofu

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Tony Chiodo

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Chicken with mustard cream sauce.

TUESDAY: A one-pot chicken dinner

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (113)
Nonya lamb.

WEDNESDAY: This spicy stir-fry can be made with lamb, beef, prawns or fish

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Lamb in the pan.

THURSDAY: This pan-fried lamb and sweet capsicum is ready in a flash

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Soft polenta.

THURSDAY: Serve the lamb with a side of creamy, soft polenta

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (53)
Potato and zucchini pizza.

FRIDAY: Potato and zucchini pizza scattered with fragrant rosemary

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jeremy and Jane Strode

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Creamed corn

SATURDAY: A colourful brunch of creamed corn and salmon on toast

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Middle Eastern sticky lamb shank stew.

SATURDAY: A sticky Middle Eastern lamb shank stew - just add fluffy cous cous

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (17)
French toast with roasted plums.

SUNDAY: French toast with roasted plums for breakfast

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
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SUNDAY: A classic roast beef with mustard, beer and parsnips

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
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SUNDAY: Try a traditional side of puffy Yorkshire puddings

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
TARTE TATIN. Jill Dupleix TEN RECIPES YOU SHOULD MASTER feature for Epicure and Good Living. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Food styling and preparation by Caroline Velik. Photographed Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June, 2012. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

SUNDAY: Get the ice-cream ready to scoop on the apple tarte tatin

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (49)