Forget that dirty takeaway and cook up one of these tastier 'fakeaways' instead. Trust us, there will be no looking back
We've all got a favourite curry house, naughty-but-nice Chinese, or a proper chippy we call on when we're in need of some takeaway TLC. But instead of getting greasy fingers and dealing with that inevitable post-pig-out guilt, how's about taking a DIY approach?
Here are our top takeaway recipes to try at home …
On the table in 40 minutes, this juicy curry can only be described as a godsend. It uses chicken thigh meat, which takes on the flavours of the spices better than chicken breast, and you don't even have to cheat with a curry paste. Perfect if you've got spices loitering in the back of the cupboard that need using up.
A handful of ingredients (most of which you'll already have) and 10 minutes of your stir-fry skills will result in this Chinese classic that's less effort than rummaging around for a takeaway menu in the first place.
Much more interesting than your regular fish and chips, dip the salmon in Dijon mustard before coating in breadcrumbs for a little extra heat. If you still crave that chip-shop flavour, give this easy fish and chips recipe a go instead.
Crispy duck skin, fresh plum sauce and sesame oil noodles: easy, scrumptious and flavoursome.
Got 20 minutes? Then these will be yours. And you don't even have to be on a drunken bar crawl to enjoy them.
Thin and crisp pittas make surprisingly good pizza bases. Turn it into a cheese-fest by using creamy camembert or taleggio instead of mozzarella, and pecorino instead of parmesan. Yum.
Topped off with salsa and houmous, these burgers beat that greasy one from down the road, hands down. Shape your turkey mince around small chunks of brie for a naughty cheesy twist.
Marinated in buttermilk and coated in cornflakes, chicken doesn't get tastier than this. Colonel, you can keep your secret recipe – we don't need it.
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