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Five-Ingredient Dinners For Speedy Mid-Week Meals

The school holidays are over, and for many of us that means a return to hectic midweek evenings juggling homework, sports and creating a delicious dinner the whole family will love. If the fridge – or wallet – is looking a little light, try one of these easy five-ingredient dinners for speedy midweek meals. Simply add jasmine rice or steamed greens for a satisfying dinner in minutes.

Beef bulgogi

We always keep the pantry stocked with good-quality sauces and marinades, so we can whip up authentic Asian meals in no time. Armed with a trusty packet of Obap Korean BBQ Marinade, you can make this four-ingredient beef bulgogi in under 30 minutes.

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Thai omelet

Who said omelets were the domain of breakfast? In Thailand, savoury omelets are savoured throughout the day. This recipe for Thai omelet makes one serve, so you can just increase the amounts depending on how many mouths you have to feed. Feel free to add any other ingredients you have to hand, such as chopped capsicum, ham or tinned corn kernels.


Spicy chicken skewers

Another fuss-free Korean recipe, these spicy chicken skewers are ready in under 15 minutes. They’re versatile, too, so go ahead and add capsicum or zucchini if you have some to spare. For youngsters, serve the sauce on the side so they can add to taste.

Dakkochi Gui (Chicken Skewers) Recipe

Tamarind prawns

Five ingredients are all it takes to make this restaurant-style dish of lip-smacking tamarind prawns. The quantities here are for an entrée serve, so be sure to increase the amounts if you’d feeding a few.

Tamarind Prawn Recipe

Char siu pork fillet

Make a double batch of this sticky char siu pork fillet to serve in wraps or rice bowls for school lunches the next day.

Chinese Char Siu Pork Fillet Recipe

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