Wonderful recipes from Alex Hollywood

Alex Hollywood is a well-known home cook, family food writer, and blogger who has written two bestselling cookbooks and is well-followed on social media.

Alex's dishes are simple and fast, making them ideal for busy families looking for a break from the standard. Her dishes are influenced by her ancestors, who are of Scandinavian and French origin. Her 'waste not, want not' ethic has also informed her cooking approach. Her recipes incorporate unique and interesting flavours which stem from her travels across the world.

If you are living in a household that feeds more than one or two people, Alex Hollywood has a lot on offer. She has a plethora of recipes to share as the author of two cookbooks, My Busy Kitchen and her most recent Cooking Tonight. Alex is also well-known for having readily available ingredients, which helps home chefs to prepare stress-free family dinners.

We are thrilled to announce that the Plate Up app now includes a hand-picked selection of recipes from Alex's Cooking Tonight recipe book.

Here are some of her delicious recipes below.

Rosemary Chicken with Roasted Pecans, Squash and Blue Cheese 

Rosemary Chicken with Roasted Pecans, Squash and Blue Cheese | Alex Hollywood | Chef recipes | Plate up | Celebrity chef presenters

Tray-bakes are the one-pot wonder of the oven, made with little effort and maximum flavour. I love here the combinations of sweet butternut squash with its spice pairing made in heaven, cinnamon, along with tangy blue cheese, crunchy pecans and herby roast chicken

Paneer Coconut Curry

Paneer Coconut Curry | Indian cuisine | Indian spices | Indian food | Curry recipe | Indian Curry | Alex Hollywood | Plate Up | Celebrity chef presenters

Paneer – a fresh Indian cheese – is a great alternative to meat and I often have a block or two in my fridge. I love using it as it soaks up all the spices in the sauce and even my die-hard meat-eating husband tucks in when he comes home for a curry dinner.

Mustard and Rosemary Toad-in-the-hole with Gravy

Mustard and Rosemary Toad-in-the-hole with Gravy | British cuisine | British sausage | British recipe | Classic British meal | British Dish | Alex Hollywood | Plate Up | Celebrity chef presenters

This is my twist on an all-time British favourite and it’s a Twitter hit. Don’t be tempted to chop the rosemary into the batter as something extraordinary happens and it will go as flat as a pancake, which makes it all a bit stodgy to say the least.

Baked Crab and Coconut Cakes

Baked Crab and Coconut Cakes | Alex Hollywood | Plate Up| Celebrity chef presenters

When we were younger my sister and I used to go crabbing then cook and devour what we caught. I still love going to Margate today to eat fresh crab on the harbour wall – a delicious ‘kiss-me-quick’ treat... So here is my alternative mid-week-dinner crab recipe.

Puy Lentil, Beetroot and Sage Salad

Puy Lentil, Beetroot and Sage Salad | Alex Hollywood | Plate Up | Salad recipe | Celebrity chef presenters


I can remember when cooking with lentils came into fashion in the 1970s. My mother would have split orange lentils in the cupboard, which would be thrown into soups to bulk them out. I often have a packet of cooked Puy lentils in the cupboard for speedy suppers but dried ones these days take only 20 minutes to cook.

If you would like to have a go at making these recipes yourself, check out our app. 

Buy Alex Hollywood: Cooking Tonight

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