Tom Kerridge has shown how you can turn the simplest food into the most delicious meal with his latest tutorial showing how easy it is to ‘pimp up’ your Super Noodles.
The TV chef has launched a campaign with Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford to help families struggling to buy food amid the cost of living crisis.
Under the slogan ‘get cooking with Marcus and Tom’, the campaign is designed to encourage quick, cheap, healthy meals for school kids and their families.
In the latest instalment of his cooking class, Tom, 48, demonstrates how a pack of Super Noodles can be spruced up in four minutes. Often looked down upon as a uni student’s staple meal, Super Noodles can easily help a family struggling to put food down on the dinner table.
Costing a grand total of just £1.50, ingredients needed for the meal include one bag of Super Noodles (around 70p), a cabbage, a carrot, two spring onions, a vegetable stock cube, frozen peas and soy sauce.
As for kitchen utensils, you’ll only need a kettle, saucepan, mug, peeler and grater.
Taking his followers through the process step-by-step in partnership with Full Time Meals, Tom says in the clip: ‘We are pimping up Super Noodles.
‘Make sure you have boiling water from the kettle. You need two mugs of water in a pan, turn it on full blast.
‘Super noodles, they are super, super tasty, super easy to open a packet. Get a carrot, peel it. Start grating.’
He continues: ‘Water is up to the boil put the Super Noodles in, I went a bit Joe Wicks.
‘Chop the cabbage nice and thin, throw it in.’
So, how does it taste? Delicious no doubt! Tom can certainly be trusted as his pub, Hand of Flowers, boasts two Michelin stars, while his other establishment, The Coach, has one star.
Tom’s Instagram followers heaped praise on him for doing his bit to help families up and down the country eat cheap yet healthy, with one commenting: ‘Love it. Keep these fabulous meals coming, so many great ideas.’
Another said: ‘Tom – you really make cooking fun.’
‘You turn my life from a debtor and loaner to a millionaire. You are a legend forever grateful sir,’ another joined in.
One follower joked: ‘Looks great, but if tried to chop veg that quickly I’d probably end up with half of my fingers in there.’
This week, an MP sparked outrage after telling those struggling amid the cost of living crisis to simply work more hours or get a better paid job.
Rachel Maclean, safeguarding minister in the Home Office, told Sky News: ‘I think what we need to focus on now is over the long-term.
‘We do have these short-term pressures on us that we’re all aware of.
‘But over the long-term we need to have a plan to grow the economy and make sure that people are able to protect themselves better, whether that is by taking on more hours or moving to a better-paid job.’
However, when journalist Kay Burley questioned the MP’s advice, Ms Maclean did admit her suggestions would not suit everyone.