Super Food In Minutes | DonalSkehan.com, 10 episodes on Ireland's National Broadcaster RTE One. (2019/2020)
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Super Food In Minutes


This series is all about meals for the modern cook, that just so happen to be good for you! Quick-cooking, as any busy home cook will know, is an essential skill. With growing interest in veg-forward eating, health-conscious cooks are looking for new ways to bring food to the table without the fuss.

Donal’s Super Food In Minutes is a celebration of recipes, tips & kitchen hacks that will provide busy families with real food fast that packs a nutritional punch and delivers on big world flavour. From One pan super suppers and “Super Food” twists on takeaway classics, Donal creates exceptional everyday healthy meals made with good for you ingredients at the core.

With just ten ingredients or fewer and requiring completely pared-back kitchen basics and a cooking time of 30 minutes or less, each recipe uses streamlined, quick-cooking methods with minimal effort and maximum results that will help you make the most of your time spent in the kitchen.

Episode 1

Mealtime Inspiration

If you’re looking for some delicious (and easy!) inspiration for your mealtimes, look no further! Donal Skehan is back with a selection of game-changing recipes, perfect for the home cook. This weeks offering includes Summer Vegetable Braised Chicken, a crowd-pleasing General Tso’s Stir Fry with tofu, a lunchtime saviour Mushroom Grain Bowl, a simple Spice-crusted Lamb with White Bean & Tomato Salad and a Caramelised Banana dessert that Donal attempts to get to the dinner table in five minutes flat!

  1. Tomato & Summer Vegetable Braised Chicken
  2. General Tso’s Tofu Stir Fry
  3. Spice Crusted Lamb with White Bean & Tomato Salad
  4. Mushroom Grain Bowl
  5. Caramelised Banana with Whipped Yoghurt (5min Challenge)
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Episode 2

Time Saving Meals

Champion of the home cook, Donal Skehan is back for his brand-new series “Donal’s Super Food in Minutes” with recipes that deliver big flavours if you’re short on time as well as some time-saving tips that he uses in his own kitchen.  On this week’s menu, a sticky, Honey Garlic Chicken, a One-pan Mongolian Beef dinner, Spiced Prawns with Mexican bean stew, a delicious ‘don’t knock it til you’ve tried it’ Kale Cacio e Pepe and Donal attempts to make a fresh and fruity Mango Sorbet in five minutes flat!

  1. Honey Garlic Chicken
  2. Spiced Prawns w/Mexican Bean Stew & Avocado Salsa
  3. One-pan Mongolian Beef
  4. Kale Cacio e Pepe
  5. Mango Sorbet (5min Challenge)
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Episode 3

Go To Recipes

Donal is back with the ultimate set of go-to recipes, perfect quick and easy cooking. On tonight’s menu,  a scruffy, yet satisfying Harissa Lamb & Lentil Salad with whipped Feta, fragrant Vietnamese Turmeric and Dill fish, Veggie lasagne that can be made in one pan, some Asian Meatballs and a “little bit naughty, but a lot nice” caramel apple granola pots- perfect for if you’re in need of a speedy, yet delicious dessert!

  1. Harissa Lamb & Lentil Salad with Whipped Feta
  2. Vietnamese Turmeric & Dill Fish
  3. One Pan Veggie Lasagne
  4. Thai-style Meatballs
  5. Caramel Apple Granola Pots (5min Challenge)
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Episode 4

Twist On The Classics

Donal cooks up five more time-saving fuss-free meals. Kicking things off with a fresh twist on a classic, Donal’s Super Green Pesto Pasta, Steak with blistered summer vegetables, a simple Chinese inspired Chicken salad with a bacon XO sauce. A fresh and flavorful Marmalade pork and your new go-to five-minute sweet treat fix- espresso brownie balls.

  1. Super Green Pesto Pasta
  2. Steak with Blistered Vegetables & Fish Sauce Dressing
  3. Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad with Bacon XO Sauce
  4. Marmalade Pork
  5. Espresso Brownie Balls (5min Challenge)
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Episode 5

One Pan Wonders

Donal Skehan shows us how to create delicious time-saving meals. In this episode, he serves up a One Pan chicken Parmesan that really hits the spot, moreish Pork Drunken Noodles, One Pan tomato and bean fish chowder, a bacon and egg frisée. For this weeks five-minute challenge, Donal attempts a Cauliflower tabbouleh with sunblush tomatoes with fried halloumi, the ultimate speedy supper.

  1. One Pan Chicken Parmesan
  2. Pork Drunken Noodles
  3. One Pan Tomato & Bean Fish Chowder
  4. Bacon and Egg Frisée Salad
  5. Cauliflower Tabbouleh with Sun-blushed Tomatoes & Halloumi (5min Challenge)
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Episode 6

Meals with Flavour

Donal Skehan makes simple timesaving dishes that keep the whole family happy! Kicking things off with a punchy Krapow Chicken that delivers big on flavour! Bringing some colourful additions to your midweek repertoire with a Crispy Salmon, Asparagus with a cherry tomato and basil sauce. Shake things up with a veggie-packed Chickpea pasta with cauliflower bolognese and a fiery Angry Chicken. For today’s five minute challenge, Donal attempts a Soy & Sesame Steak Noodle Stir Fry, perfect for when you’re tight on time but want to go big on flavour!

  1. Krapow Chicken with Broccoli
  2. Crispy Salmon, Asparagus & Cherry Tomato Sauce
  3. Chickpea Pasta with Cauliflower Bolognese
  4. Angry Chicken
  5. Soy & Sesame Steak Noodle Stir Fry
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Episode 7

Quick & Minimal Effort

Super Foods promises to deliver streamlined, quick-cooking methods with minimal effort. These recipes will help you make the most of your time spent in the kitchen. Coming up this week, a tasty Spring Lamb with baby gem, new potatoes and peas. For some Asian influence, Donal’s Thai Style Roast Aubergines with Mint and Jasmine rice is a real dinner winner. “Scandi Salmon & Cracked Potatoes”  is a match made in foodie lovers heaven. For some lunchtime inspo, Harissa Chicken with a Rainbow salad will be sure to put a smile on your face. Of course, there’s a five-minute challenge in the mix where Donal attempts a Lemon, Chilli & Garlic Pan-fried Mackerel with Quick Butter Bean Stew in five minutes or less!

  1. Lamb with Baby Gem, New Potatoes & Peas
  2. Thai Style Roast Aubergines with Mint and Jasmine Rice
  3. Scandi Salmon and Cracked Potato Salad
  4. Harissa Chicken with Rainbow Salad
  5. Lemon, Chilli & Garlic Pan-fried Mackerel with Quick Butter Bean Stew (5min Challenge)
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Episode 8

Holiday’s Without The Fuss

In this festive special, Donal Skehan brings his Super Food in Minutes tips and tricks to the holiday season. Each recipe is designed with this busy and precious time in mind, perfect for those in-between Christmas and New Years days with all of the flavour and none of the fuss! From Spiced duck with figs and ruby spiced rice and glossy soy turkey meatballs. The festive five-minute challenge shakes up the traditional side dish with super sesame Brussel sprouts! The winter warming Chilli, Coconut Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Soup is a must-try. As it’s Christmas, Donal’s got a showstopping Winter Citrus Polenta Cake with Pomegranate & Rose Mascarpone Clouds that is bound to impress!

  1. Spiced Duck with Figs & Ruby Spiced Rice
  2. Winter Citrus Polenta Cake
  3. Chilli, Coconut, Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Soup
  4. Glossy Soy Turkey Meatballs
  5. Sesame Brussel Sprouts (5min Challenge)
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Episode 9

Healthy Core Ingredients

Donal Skehan shares five more delicious, everyday good-for-you meals made with healthy ingredients at the core. This week’s offering includes some next level Crispy Pork Chops with Pan-fried Fennel. For a veggie-curry fix, the Aubergine Curry with Turmeric Cauliflower Rice is a must-try. Donal gives an immensely popular Thai Street food dish the Super Foods treatment with his Pad See Eew, an incredibly moreish Green Miso spaghetti. Of course, no show would be complete without Donal’s five-minute meal challenge and this week, it’s a Spiced Kebab platter-yum!

  1. Crispy Fennel Pork Chops
  2. Aubergine Curry with Turmeric Cauliflower Rice
  3. Pad See Eew
  4. Green Miso Spaghetti
  5. Spiced Kebab Platter
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Episode 10

Light & Delicious

With five tasty dishes in each show, Super Food in Minutes is all about real, fast and delicious food that just so happens to have healthy bonus points. Donal Skehan brings five new recipes for you to try this week. On this tonight’s menu, a feel-good family favourite One-pan roast chicken dinner, that’ll save time on washing up too. Donal cooks some simple “Scallops with Green peas and Asparagus”. For some ultimate din-spiration, check out his Lighter Dan Dan noodles and Crunchy Thai beef & mango salad. To top it all off, Donal’s five-minute challenge sees him attempt to whip up Hoisin Chicken with Bok Choy & Celery in the allocated time!

  1. ‘Roast’ Chicken Dinner
  2. Scallops with Green Peas and Asparagus
  3. Lighter Dan Dan Noodles
  4. Crunchy Thai Beef & Mango Salad
  5. Hoisin Chicken with Bok Choy & Celery (5min Challenge)
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