Simon Rimmer

Not actually a vegetarian himself, Simon Rimmer took over vegetarian restaurant, Greens in Manchester, in 1990, armed with only two cookery books and no idea how to cook. Two years later, The Guardian had described Greens as one of the most exciting new restaurants in UK, and it has gone on to win several awards, including The Big Issue's 'Restaurant of the Year'.

Simon's TV career began with hosting shows such as Livetime and Battle of the Chefs. He has gone on to make many guest appearances on shows, including regularly presenting for Good Food Channel's Great Food Live. He competed against Marcus Wareing in the regional heats of Great British Menu, a BBC televised competition to create a 4 course meal for Her Majesty the Queen to celebrate her 80th birthday.

Simon believes chefs should excite people about cooking, and that it should be "sociable, straightforward and sparkling". The success of his stylish but friendly Greens certainly seems testament to that: tune in to find out his tricks!

For more information on Simon, visit his website here

Books
The Accidental Vegetarian: Delicious Food Without Meat, Mitchell Beazley, Mar 2010
Rebel Cook: Breaking the Rules for Brilliant Food, Cassell Illustrated, 2006
The Seasoned Vegetarian, Mitchell Beazley, Feb 2009

Simon Rimmer

Simon Rimmer's Recipes



 
Chocolate meringues
Chocolate meringues on Simon Rimmer's Dinners

Chocolate and cream make a winning combination in Simon Rimmer’s crisp meringues with soft chewy centres

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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intermediate

Total time
1 hr 15 min

Plum clafoutis
Plum clafoutis on Simon Rimmer's Dinners

Serve Simon Rimmer’s classic French dessert with lashings of cream

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
1 hr 15 min

Sweet potato gumbo
Sweet potato gumbo on Simon Rimmer's Dinners

Simon Rimmer creates a quick, mixed vegetable version of the gumbo - a spicy stew which originates from Louisiana

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

Meatballs in tomato sauce
Meatballs in tomato sauce on Simon Rimmer's Dinners

Simon Rimmer’s pork meatballs are infused with aromatic cinnamon to evoke Moroccan flavours

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 20 min

Mixed berry sponge
Mixed berry sponge on Market Kitchen

Simon Rimmer makes a delicious berry-studded sponge cake with a sweet, tangy sauce

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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intermediate

Total time
1 hr 15 min

Individual banana tarte tatin with white chocolate custard
Individual banana tarte tatin with white chocolate custard on Market Kitchen

Simon Rimmer makes an upside down tart with crisp golden pastry and sticky glazed bananas

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
45 min

Cheese rissoles
Cheese rissoles on Market Kitchen

Simon Rimmer combines the textures of crisp fried potatoes with melting smoked cheese and a minty pea purée for a thrifty dinner party starter

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

Chicken and leek pie with filo
Chicken and leek pie with filo on Simon Rimmer's Dinners

Filo pastry gives way to juicy chicken and creamy leeks in Simon Rimmer's family-friendly pie

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
1 hr 20 min

Chorizo and black pudding stew
Chorizo and black pudding stew on Market Kitchen

A meat and lentil stew packed with robust Spanish flavours from Simon Rimmer

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Cream cheese plaice with pea and lettuce sauce
Cream cheese plaice with pea and lettuce sauce on Simon Rimmer's Dinners

Simon Rimmer teams plaice with a creamy vegetable sauce

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
25 min