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The 20 best recipes for the weekend | Meal


NorthIgella Lawson’s American pancakes or Florence Knight’s nduja omelette? Maybe add a side of Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley’s bright green shakshuka, or Lara Lee’s delicious, crunchy ginger potatoes. Your OFM food weekend starts here. Whatever the occasion: friends for brunch on Saturday, a leisurely breakfast on Sunday, or an elegant dinner on Sunday, everything is covered. Any weekend recipe you may need. Just be sure to finish with a Ravneet Gill rum drool.

Buckwheat flour pairs well with sweet or savory, but the egg and ham filling for these crepes is the perfect weekend brunch.

Buckwheat Crepes with Cheese and Egg from Claire Ptak.
Buckwheat Crepes with Cheese and Egg from Claire Ptak. Photograph: Romas Foord / The Observer

Nothing says more autumn than figs, and these sweet and tangy cakes are perfect for fruit.

Order figs and feta from Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich.
Order figs and feta from Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich. Photography: Patricia Niven

Turn sweet and juicy tomatoes with a hint of spicy cheese into a delicious main dish

Gill Meller's tomatoes in the hole.
Gill Meller’s tomatoes in the hole. Photograph: Romas Foord / The Observer

The perfect weekend brunch, especially with crispy bacon and maple syrup

Nigella Lawson's American breakfast pancakes.
Nigella Lawson’s American breakfast pancakes. Photography: The Observer

Leftover roast chicken? A piece of blue cheese in the back of the fridge? You have a perfect weekend salad

Emily Nunn's Classic Cobb Salad.
Emily Nunn’s Classic Cobb Salad. Photograph: Romas Foord / The Observer

This date tahini version of the classic pud will envelop you in warm comfort.

Tahini Caramel Pudding from Reem Kassis.
Tahini Caramel Pudding from Reem Kassis. Photography: The Observer

These Crispy Joy Cigars Are So Simple To Make

Rob Allison's Vegetable Spring Rolls.
Rob Allison’s Vegetable Spring Rolls. Photography: Kris Kirkham

A vegan and non-vegan version of this cake filled with Greek flavors of dried mint and halloumi, lemon and sesame seeds.

Halloumi Lemon Caramelized Onion Cake from Anna Jones.
Halloumi Lemon Caramelized Onion Cake from Anna Jones. Photograph: Romas Foord / The Observer

Smoked Madras curry powder and a browned sauce with flecks of saffron make this a luxurious fish cake

Saffron Fish Cake from Ravinder Bhogal.
Saffron Fish Cake from Ravinder Bhogal. Photograph: Romas Foord / The Observer

Fresh chard, spicy yogurt and a hint of chili make this delicious brunch dish a real weekend treat.

Green Shakshuka by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley.
Green Shakshuka by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley. Photography: Jenny Zarins

Served with mustard and orzo salad, you can’t go wrong with this chicken marinated in Mediterranean herbs and spices.

Chicken with herbs and paprika from Yasmin Khan.
Chicken with herbs and paprika from Yasmin Khan. Photograph: Romas Foord / The Observer

The simplest, yet tastiest, of Sunday brunches that will impress friends and family alike.

Pig and Pumpkin by Nigel Slater.
Pig and Pumpkin by Nigel Slater. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin / The Observer

Use eggs with vibrant yellow yolks and serve this spicy brunch dish hot from the skillet

'Tortilla Nduja by Florence Knight.
‘Tortilla Nduja by Florence Knight. Photograph: Romas Foord / The Observer

Spicy marinated chicken perfect to eat in front of a movie with the family on a Saturday night

Agie Iya Lopè - Lopè Ariyo's Mom Grilled Chicken Thighs.
Agie Iya Lopè – Lopè Ariyo’s Mom Grilled Chicken Thighs. Photography: Ellis Parrinder

Homemade pasta takes a little time, so it deserves a special sauce to accompany it, like this delicious crab.

Tagliarini with crab dress by Tim Siadatan.
Tagliarini with crab dress by Tim Siadatan. Photograph: Romas Foord / The Observer

Slice up the lamb and the blast of herbs, garlic and anchovy hits you, one of the best food smells ever.

Simon Hopkinson's Roast Leg of Lamb with Anchovy, Garlic and Rosemary.
Simon Hopkinson’s Roast Leg of Lamb with Anchovy, Garlic and Rosemary. Photograph: Romas Foord / The Observer

A rich and indulgent cake that is easy to make and perfect for a weekend packed with guests.

Fergus Henderson's Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart.
Fergus Henderson’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart. Photography: Jason Lowe

Wonderfully crisp, hugely versatile, these potatoes will revolutionize Sunday lunch side dishes.

Potatoes with Soy Ginger Sauce - Crispy Soy Ginger Roast Potatoes from Lara Lee.
Potatoes with Soy Ginger Sauce – Crispy Soy Ginger Roast Potatoes from Lara Lee. Photography: Louise Hagger

This Thai dish is a simple yet impressive Saturday night dinner to share with friends.

Choo chee gung: dry red curry with tiger prawns from Wichet Khongphoon.
Choo chee gung: dry red curry with tiger prawns from Wichet Khongphoon. Photograph: Romas Foord / The Observer

A great recipe to have up your sleeve for an impressive weekend dinner; they also store very well.

Ravneet Gill's rum slime.
Ravneet Gill’s rum slime. Photograph: Romas Foord / The Observer


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