Swordfish has a distinctive, firm, meaty texture, but can become dry if grilled. Here it is steamed with vegetables and spicy Thai flavourings in paper parcels to ensure the flesh stays tender and succulent.
Spiced cod and basmati rice are baked together to make this traditional Indian one-pot dish. Try serving with grilled poppadoms and Brussels Sprouts with Mustard and Cumin (on this website).
This quick curry is one of my stand-bys for busy nights. The curry paste is flavoured with cumin, cloves, cinnamon and red chillies, and can be made easily in a food processor.
Nourishing lentils are great value and very good for you. The warm spices and rich coconut milk combine to create an intoxicatingly flavoured dish.
This one pot nasi goreng is hearty and filling, great eaten by itself as a main course. Add some minced chilli to the pot if you like a bit of a flavour kick.
A comforting and nutritious vegetarian main course served topped with succulent, lightly caramelised onions.
This lightly curried rice dish makes a simple yet satisfying vegetarian meal, with the chickpeas providing valuable protein. Serve with a yoghurt raita and mango chutney. A fresh, green, baby spinach leaf salad would also make a good accompaniment.
A spicy stir-fry with subtle curry flavours. It's quick to cook, includes a range of colourful vegetables and uses straight-to-wok noodles for ease of cooking.
Roasting lamb shanks before slowly braising them removes much of the fat and gives a wonderful flavour, which perfectly complements the fragrant vegetable mix of lentils, tomatoes, courgettes and figs.
Star anise, soy and ginger add wonderful flavours to this deliciously tender pork joint casserole, simmered with shallots, carrots and mushrooms. Vegetables and rice noodles cooked in exotic, rich juices make this into a complete meal.