New Tricks

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Duration: 30 minutes

Nigel Slater creates a week's worth of simple-yet-delicious meals. In this episode, he transforms favourite classic recipes by giving them a new twist. Whether it's a makeover for the traditional cottage pie, or an exciting new version of the time-honoured apple tart, Nigel proves that just by taking the basic principles and altering them slightly, it's easy to jazz up our most-loved dishes.

Nigel also visits fellow passionate gardeners on allotments and gardens across the country, and creates the ultimate fresh feast from the fruits of their labour. This week, Nigel gives a new spin to beans on toast, with newbie gardeners Karina and Craig.

The series is part of the 'Dig In' campaign.

Last on

Thu 26 Jun 2014 11:45 BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only

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  • Crew Favourites

    While filming Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers the crew got to try some of Nigel's creations. Below are some of their favourites.

  • Maria, Production Manager

    Maria, Production Manager

    My favourite is the turkey and squash bake. The traditional cottage pie has always been one of my favourite winter-warmer foods, so this twist on it is really delicious and so simple to make.

    Get the recipe: Squash and turkey bake
  • Sarah, camera

    Sarah, camera

    The best has to be the chilli feta, it's brilliant. I don't normally have feta like that - all squidgy and warm. Instead of the Turkish bread that Nigel used, I put it on toasted bruschetta.

    Also I loved the mackerel done in a similar way to the feta with the addition of ginger which is so easy and utterly delicious. I now go the fishmongers and ask them to fillet fresh fish for this recipe.

    Get the recipe: Aromatic mackerel
  • BBC Food blog

    BBC Food blog

    The Producer of Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers contemplates Nigel's 'new tricks', featured in this week's show. Do you have a twist on a classic recipe to share?

    Share your recipes with us


Nigel Slater
Series Producer
Simon Knight
Executive Producer
Pete Lawrence


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