I shouldn’t really bag on a show (Ready Steady Cook), which actually has a lot of attributes to it. It has some pretty decent and creative recipes using affordable, simple ingredients, not to mention the time-saving and entertainment factors.
Also, come to think of it, its rather nice to have a show that in unabashedly entertaining in a game-show way, without the usual jazzy music and media-whore chef types you get on the Food Network these days.
So here, from Ready Steady Cook, is the simplest of recipes by chef Phil Vickery, quintessentially English and delicious for quick late night snacking:
Mushrooms On Toast
Preparation time less than 30 mins
Cooking time 10 to 30 mins
4 slices bread
2 tbsp olive oil
For the mushrooms
300g/10oz mixed mushrooms, sliced
3 tbsp butter
1 garlic clove, chopped
3 tbsp parsley, chopped
Greek-style yoghurt and paprika, to serve
1. Heat a grill pan. Brush the bread with oil and grill for 1-2 minutes per side.
2. For the mushrooms, heat the butter in a pan and add the mushrooms and garlic. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the parsley at the end and serve on the toast with a dollop of Greek-style yoghurt and a sprinkling of paprika.