Food & Drinks

How to make your own gourmet TV dinners

Have a top night in and kick back on the couch with an easy TV dinner.

By Yours team
Who needs to go out when you can have a dinner like this at home and you get to watch Netflix in your pyjamas.

Honey chicken stir-fry noodles

SERVES 4 • Prep 15 mins • Cook 10 Mins
1 tablespoon peanut oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
500g chicken thigh fillets, thinly sliced
1 bunch broccolini,
stems chopped
1 stalk lemongrass, white
part only, finely chopped
1 tablespoon
finely chopped ginger
2 long red chillies, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
400g fresh Singapore
egg noodles
¼ cup teriyaki sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
½ cup chopped cashews, toasted
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
shredded green onion, to serve
  • In a wok or large frying pan, heat half the oil on high. Add eggs, swirling to coat base and side of wok. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until just set. Slide from wok onto a chopping board, roll up and thinly slice.
  • Heat remaining oil in wok on high. Stir-fry chicken for 3-4 minutes, until well browned. Remove from wok and keep warm.
  • Add broccolini, lemongrass, ginger, chilli and garlic. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add noodles, teriyaki, honey and soy. Stir-fry for a further 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve in bowls, topped with omelette. Sprinkle with nuts, seeds and onion.

Easy pizza two ways

SERVES 4-6 • Prep 15 mins • Cook 30 Mins
4 x 150g round ready-made pizza bases
1/3 cup pizza sauce
340g jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
100g green Sicilian olives
4 slices prosciutto, torn
4 bocconcini balls, torn
1/3 cup caramelised onion relish
400g sweet potato, peeled, sliced thinly
2 tablespoons rosemary leaves
150g goat’s cheese, crumbled
garlic oil, to drizzle
  • Preheat oven to hot, 200°C. Place pizza bases on 4 oven or pizza trays.
  • Spread 2 bases with pizza sauce. Top with artichokes, olives, prosciutto and bocconcini.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown and cheese melts.
  • 4 Spread onion relish over remaining pizza bases.
  • Cover with sweet potato. Sprinkle with rosemary.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until sweet potato is tender. sprinkle over goat’s cheese. Drizzle pizzas with garlic oil, to serve.

Spiced tomato soup with cheese fingers

SERVES 4 • Prep 30 mins • Cook 30 Mins
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 rashers rindless bacon, finely chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoons finely-chopped ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
3 cups chicken stock
2 teaspoons sugar
100g butter, softened
8 slices sourdough bread
200g colby cheese, grated or thinly slicedchives, chopped, to serve
  • In a large, heavy-based saucepan, heat oil on medium. Sauté bacon for 3-4 minutes, until crisp. Remove from pan.
  • Add onion, garlic, ginger and cumin to pan. Sauté for 4-5 minutes, until tender. Add tomatoes, stock and sugar. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Using
    a stick blender, blend until smooth.
  • Cheese Fingers Butter bread on one side. Sandwich together with cheese, buttered side out. Cook in a sandwich press until golden brown and cheese melts. Cut into fingers.
  • Serve soup sprinkled with bacon and chives. Accompany with cheese fingers.