Gordon Ramsay’s Cooking On Budget Recipes | Almost Anything

This is my Ultimate Food on a Budget. As a chef, I know it’s not what you spend on ingredients, but results on the plate that count. Using cheap cuts and leftovers and working them hard in the kitchen gives you food on a budget that tastes a million bucks, And I’m going to show you how. First up, my flavour packed lamb with fried bread. Whether I’m cooking high-end dishes or rustic dishes, trust me, it all has to be impressive. So, this lamb dish proves that you don’t have to spend a fortune to create delicious food. First off, put the pan on. This is a lamb steak and it’s cut just above the leg. Just here. Because you see that delicious bone running through the center and that’s full of marrow so that just gives the lamb a nice added sweet flavor. Just take your knife, cut through each end. T his stops the lamb steak from buckling so, therefore, it cooks evenly and colours beautifully. Salt and pepper. Lamb needs quite a lot of help with the pepper so be quite generous with the pepper. Just pat that down. The pan’s just starting to smoke on the outside now put your oil in. Get that pan really nice and hot because this is a cheap cut, so – And depending on the colour of the lamb steaks it’ll really sort of impart a lot of flavour. That’s the noise you want to hear… you can’t hear that noise, don’t drop the steak in. Put a little bit of garlic in there. Not chopped garlic. Just whole cloves of garlic, lightly crushed. Don’t even waste time peeling them. In. Tongs, lift up – That bit of fat round the back. That’s on the top of the leg. Tilt the pan and let all that fat render. Rendering is a chef’s term that means melting the fat. It works brilliantly when you’re cooking a rib-eye as well. Turn it over. That colour! Beautiful! Now it looks like an expensive cut and we’ve got that nice even sear all over. As it’s cooking, just tilt the pan and baste. And basting the lamb steak just means just sort of adding all that nice scented garlic olive oil back into the lamb… Beautiful! Now take the lamb out and let the lamb rest. Beautiful! Now, for the perfect rustic crouton. So this bread’s quite firm, couple of days old, to slice it straight down the centre. Dice it up. Put it into a bowl. Season it beautifully. From there, I’m gonna add some milk. Sounds strange adding milk to a crouton but it just gives it that nice rich creamy texture. And just let that milk sort of absorb into the bread. While that’s soaking unlike the dressing go back to that initial garlic that was in the pan. Beautiful! Into the pestle and mortar, anchovies. Anchovies go brilliantly well with lamb – all that nice salty vinegary flavour. And a bit of kick: some capers. They’re little baby cats. Very sweet Now, just pound that to a nice paste. The smell is incredible! Next some Dijon mustard – a nice teaspoon and a half in. A little bit of red wine vinegar – two tablespoons. And then add extra virgin olive oil Now – It’s got that heat in there. It’s got a nice roasted garlic, a real hearty chunky vinaigrette that sort of seeps into the lamb. Some fresh parsley. Crunch up the parsley – delicious flavour. Parsley in. Nice! Now get your pan hot for croutons. Olive oil in the pan. Grab the croutons and squeeze all that excess milk out. Not too hard – I don’t want them dry. And in. And then just fry them and the milk inside these croutons gives them a nice spongy creamy delicious flavour. That’s the colour I want. Nice. Now take them out and lightly drain them over a kitchen roll onto the board. Out. Plate them. Just take this amazing vinaigrette and spread it. Get those croutons. Listen to them. My little boulders hitting in the plate. The lamb. Sit that on Next one On. Rest the croutons On. Now use all those little bits And My Chef in Paris Would Kill me right now if he saw me using those because they’re the ugly scraps that customers should never see, but, but they’re the best bits Croutons on and then just Drop that sauce and all those little bits of the lamb And there. That is a perfect way of taking a cheap cut to the premier league of dishes Stunning food doesn’t have to be complicated. Keeping it simple produces amazing results and keeps cost down. Here are three more great easy dishes that don’t cost the earth but taste absolutely incredible. Starting with roasted mackerel with garlic and paprika. First make a spicy paste by crushing garlic in a pestle and mortar along with paprika, sea salt and olive oil. Spoon the paste on the fillets of mackerel – a great inexpensive oily fish that’s really healthy – and leave to marinate. When ready to eat, put the mackerel fillet on a baking tray inside up, season and roast in a hot oven Next make a tangy potato salad. For the dressing, mix Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, olive oil, and and saffron. And whisk until blended. Boil new potatoes in salted water, drain and lightly crush, add sliced spring onion and spoon in the vinaigrette. To serve, top the potato salad with the roasted mackerel and drizzle with more vinaigrette. A healthy meal that makes the most of cheap but delicious fish: stunning roasted mackerel with garlic and paprika. My next brilliant budget dish Is pork and prawn balls in aromatic broth. For the pork and prawn balls, in a bowl, add pork mince Then add finely chopped prawns Diced ginger and Chopped Chives Season and roll into ping-pong sized balls For the broth, heat fresh stock and add star anise, oyster sauce, soy sauce and sliced ginger Gently Simmer Fry the pork and prawn balls in a pan until golden Then transfer to the bubbling Broth Add handfuls of spinach Then serve. Top with finely sliced spring onions. A gorgeous healthy dish that uses great value ingredients with amazing results: pork and prawn balls and aromatic broth. Ready to eat in under 20 minutes An incredibly simple recipe that’s perfect for using up leftovers: easy arancini First, chop mozzarella into small cubes Then take handfuls of leftover risotto, add a cube of mozzarella, and fold into a ball around the cheese This dish Is perfect with leftover mushroom risotto but it’s great with any risotto For the coating, prep three bowls: one with flour, one with bread crumbs, and one with beaten egg. Dip each arancini first into the flour, then the egg wash, and finally the bread crumbs Then in a pan, heat the olive oil and fry the arancini until golden brown Drain and serve simply with lemon Easy arancini: a delicious tempting treat that’s great for leftovers and cooks in under ten minutes Three quick and easy recipes that give maximum flavor for minimum cost: fantastic dishes that prove you didn’t have to spend a fortune to eat amazing food at home. Nice Next, five more of our 100 tips that’ll make cooking in the kitchen easier. First up, a great cheap staple: how to cook the perfect rice Basmati rice, the king of all rices: light, fluffy, delicious, and I’m going to show you how to cook it perfectly Now, start off with 400 grams of rice Rice in Spot-on So what we’re going to do now is just rinse off the dust and the starch Cold water, always And just rinse the rice. That stops the rice from becoming clumpy in the pan and allowed it become really nice, light, and fluffy once it’s cooked. Rice into the pan. Now, to make a plain fluffy rice exciting, we’re going to infuse it Three cardamom pods And just get the pods and just pierce them so it allows all that flavor to come out. Cardamom pods and then star anis. Now these are beautiful whole star anis It makes it really nice and fragrant Salt and pepper: a lot easier to season the rice now than it is once it’s cooked. We start to break it up when you season once it’s cooked. Now, basically one part rice to one and a half part water Six hundred mills. Always start it off in cold water Cold water in Onto the gas Lid on Bring it up to a boil as quick as possible and turn it down and let It simmer for eight to ten minutes and that’s the secret behind cooking great rice: allow it to steam as it’s cooking Do not lift that lid up Lid off mmm. It smells aromatic. Basically all the water’s absorbed, the rice has doubled in size, and it’s nice and light and fluffy. Take the star anis out The cardamom pods. They all should have risen to the top Pods Out Take Your Fork Fluff It Through Basically, it just sort of starts to open everything back up Once you forked it through, it becomes really nice and light and fluffy. And there: That is perfectly cooked rice. Always made the most of your leftovers. Use last night’s rice in stir fries, scrambled up with eggs, or it’s simple to make a delicious fresh salad. Remember, a good cook wastes nothing. A great tip for stopping potatoes, apples, and avocados from going brown when cut: Simply cover with water and add a squeeze of lemon. The acidity stops the flesh from oxidizing, which is what causes the color to change. Herbs are great for adding flavor without spending a fortune. To keep them at their best, simply place them in a glass of water and they’ll stay fresh for up to a week. And if you’ve got extra herbs left over, save than waste by making an amazing flavored oil Place washed and dried stems in a bottle Cover with warmed olive oil Then seal and leave to infuse. Great for salads, pastas, and drizzling on veg. Coming up on my ultimate guide to cooking on a budget, how to make the most of your ingredients. And this is where you get so much more bang for your buck out of sausages because the skins off and the real flavor, you know is gonna come through. More essential kitchen knowledge They cut thin like this: there’s more flavor. And a delicious and cheap spicy sausage rice. And that is an amazing way to take spicy italian sausages to a completely different level

100 comments on “Gordon Ramsay’s Cooking On Budget Recipes | Almost Anything”

  1. Almost Anything says:

    for those in budget https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuThqX1eCww&t=417s

  2. Emilia WowMuchFun says:

    I wonder how he would cope with 50 Euro per month to spare on food

  3. HappyAcid says:

    I'm just here excited I found chef boyardee for a dollar a can

  4. Tracey T says:

    Wish there were more complex carbs in the dishes

  5. Ruhan Van Huyssteen says:

    Saffron inexpensive 😂

  6. Tim Vorachith says:

    Who in tf just has lamb in their fridge? Lmfao

  7. Koji 888 says:

    How to make budget food. … Always have gourmet leftovers in the fridge.

  8. Nivan Nair says:

    safron? might be cheap for you Gordon but cost a month of salary for some of us

  9. Claiming Light says:

    The second he mentioned the first ingredient I scrolled down to the comments.

  10. jonasn5 says:

    I don't think Gordon understands what a "budget" means compared to leftovers or non-optimal cuts.

  11. keepdancingmaria says:

    I'd LOVE to see what he'd do with rice and beans and leafy greens! Come on, Gordon Ramsay, Work your magic with some plant based meals!

  12. Memesbeforepuns says:

    Budget meals…pulls out a goddamn lamb steak

  13. Calix Lor says:

    All I have are eggs and ramen

  14. Amber Yup says:

    Lol the saffron strings he was using are no budget item lol they like $12 bucks for a single portion lol

  15. The- potato-warrior says:

    Rice…. throws in some shit I’ve never heard of….


  16. Denver COder says:

    For those on a budget:

    Capers: $5/jar
    Grey Poupon: $5/jar
    Anchovies/ $5/jar

  17. TicTac Clock is Ticking says:

    Seriously?Safron?I tought it's supposed to be cheap

  18. Pearl the rebel says:

    I'm glad he uses leftovers. Rice, pasta, meat, beans, or potatoes are always great. Humble.

  19. Thunder Wolf says:

    Lamb on a budget? okay maybe we have different definitions of "budget"
    budget to most people is fucking ramen noodles.
    Let me know when you do poor mans recipes

  20. David Carper says:

    Cooking on a budget… uses saffron…

  21. Pearl the rebel says:

    I love saffron rice, but saffron is so expensive

  22. Brian Michael Finn says:

    Honestly, who thinks of bone marrow as having a sweet flavor? It's okay if an animal eater says it, but a human eater? Suddenly insane lol

  23. kj br says:

    couldnt afford all the olive oil he uses

  24. 0Guiltyone0 says:

    I think Gordens idea of buget is a bit different then the rest of us..

  25. Jerry Streen says:

    I ate a hand full of mozzarella instead of cheddar

  26. Allan says:

    Budget? You have lost touch with reality here mate. lol.

  27. think panzer says:

    Safran cheap?????

  28. Alejandro Díaz says:

    best than porn

  29. Hana J says:

    How to cook rice? Put in rice cooker and press cook. Come back latter

  30. Denise Fragale says:

    Lamb? On my income…hahaha

  31. Jacob Rosario says:

    Lamb??? SOOOOOO Do I steal this lamb? Maybe there's a you tube gold that people actually pay for and maybe he thinks he is talking to those peeps?

  32. allen phillips says:

    how the fuck is saffron cooking on a budget

  33. Vantaul ONtumblr says:

    Lamb is a luxury though… it’s not common meat where I live… it ain’t my budget

  34. SE7EN1NE7ES says:

    Best troll video ever….

  35. hiccups dad says:

    "And now! Fresh parsley."
    I can barely afford dry old parsley in a spice bottle.

  36. hiccups dad says:


  37. David Blanchard says:

    Well… I had a knife out in the kitchen, ready to make food on a budget. But I guess I should just jam it through my eye socket and end it right here since food on a budget is too expensive for me. God…. Man, Donald Trump was right, I'm so tired of winning….

  38. nathantwilight says:

    i love Ramsay's cooking videos, but i was like "where do you think i go to shop?" i live in baltimore city which is called a "food desert" b/c there's not a lot of markets and a terrible selection of all night (i work nights, and drink so i wake late and stay up late) not negative, but i think if he was limited by ingredients available it'd be a different video.

  39. Rcksn [XC] says:

    I’d like to see gordon cook on a small budget
    See what he can make with actual cheap ingredients

  40. Tyke Encarnacion says:

    just go to mcdonalds for budget meals lmao!

  41. ice_hawk10 says:

    this comment section is the best.

    instead of Gordon's 12K gold budget, i'd like to see him do a challenge like $2 per serving meals and see what he comes up with.

  42. Kevin says:

    Cooking food on a budget with Gordon Ramsay:

    “We start with our lamb steak…”

  43. the ginger gamer says:

    What if I don't have money for electricity for a stove

  44. The Worthless Bastard says:

    Gordon please be kind enough to control my finances so I can finally be on the right budget, thank you.

  45. Buck McRee says:

    Budget cooking. 1 thing is lamb.

  46. Wynrotar says:

    5:17 that is a plate of shit

  47. Ermal Koci says:

    Happy for you Gordon. You don't know anymore what budget means. Saffron? That shit goes for more than $500 an ounce my friend.

  48. Sam LSD says:

    What a waste of prawns! And waste of olive oil! Just too much grease!

  49. Sam LSD says:

    Douchebag stole all the Asian cuisines, but never mentions where he stole it from and never gives a credit to the people. What a dumb ass.

  50. AstralAssault :/ says:

    Um ok let’s use 24k diamonds 1000k diamond Loch Ness monster loin some unicorn horns and leg some golden eggs and bean stock seeds some 5k diamonds and 10k pounds of more gold yep that’s a recipe on a budget

  51. Yosuke Yazawa says:

    Gordon: "I need the camerman to zoom in closer"
    Director: "Gordon, the audience won't be able to tell what you cooked"
    Gordon: "Zoom closer you idiot sandwich!"
    Zooms to see the atoms within the food
    Gordon: "That's more like it"

  52. Hruday says:

    He writes things on the board like its Mission Impossible

  53. drvelocci says:

    Saffron and lamb aren’t really cheap 🤔

  54. RageQuit Games says:

    I think with "on a budget" he meant a 10 pounds steak instead of a 40 pounds one

  55. Celan says:

    The lamb steaks remind me of delicious Basque family style restaurant in Los Banos, CA called Wool Growers

  56. Sarah Marie says:

    Sorry Gordon, I thought meant LOW budget meals. Can I come raid your trash bin?

  57. tygirwulf says:

    Ok, now let's see you cook on a budget of $15 a day for 5 people.

  58. Jimmy Strummer says:

    Gordon: I’m going to show you how to cook on a budget

    first recipe involves two lamb steaks


  59. Cod Mic Gra says:

    I can make several sandwiches over a week for just a loaf of bread, pound of sliced turkey (thin, cuz we fancy), thousand island dressing and the free half pound of cheese that comes with the pound of meat at my deli (sharp white cheddar, again, cuz we fancy). HMU if you want a lesson @Gordon Ramsay

  60. Alan Chen Juin Howe says:

    Inexpensive… Saffron…. Ok

  61. Liz Humble says:

    Am I missing something? Is lamb, mackerel or jumbo shrimp cheap in England? Also saffron really? Saffron would cost more than the meat here. Isn’t cheap and good supposed to mean local and in season?

  62. No Soup for You says:

    I come to Youtube for the comment section. 🤣🤣🤣

  63. Miss Dor's daughter says:

    Unseason lamb? No thanks.

  64. Miss Dor's daughter says:

    Saffron isn't cheap.

  65. Miss Dor's daughter says:

    No such thing as potato salad. It's just mashed potatoes

  66. Miss Dor's daughter says:

    If not for Asian food/ingredients, what would England eat? What would Ramsay cook?

  67. Jelli Jella says:

    What's wrong with the subtitles

  68. A C says:

    This was so helpful. I’ll recreate the saffron one and the lamb one for sure.

  69. Marie Kazalia says:

    they're meat & fish recipes and I'm a vegan–but Gordon is a doll and I luv his enthusiasm

  70. Felix Kirby Ubas says:

    nothing about this is low budget

  71. Valdemar says:

    How is this on a budget?

  72. Mags from Maine says:

    Who ever has leftover risotto? Not me, it gets eaten.

  73. Jim Sandusky says:

    Is the budget used the National Defense Budget or the National Healthcare Budget?

  74. Petra Jonte says:

    Food on a budget, okay first ingredient FUCKING LAMB?!

  75. MusicalRaven1 says:

    How is lamb cheap? Good grief

  76. Rawkstar says:

    He put $10 worth of saffron in a "budget" meal, After that dish is completed it's true cost is around $20 – $30..

  77. Amani Cole-Felder says:

    Not enough servings of vegetables.

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  79. Pat W says:

    Every time Chef Ramsay says "flavor" I can't help but think of that old dude Bender killed in Futurama with his terrible cooking.

  80. Das Switch says:

    Taco Bell

  81. Jake Grammer says:

    I love you.

  82. TenTonNuke says:

    Get a bowl. Let the box of Fruity Pebbles sit for 10 to 15 minutes to really give you time to reflect on your life choices. Carefully pour the cereal into the bowl. Beautiful. Grab a gallon of milk. Realize the milk expired weeks ago. Weep. Recover. Use flat Mountain Dew from an opened 2-liter of Mountain Dew instead. Really coat the cereal, mixing in the flavor. Realize all two of your spoons are dirty. Grab the mixing spoon your mom gave you when you moved out. Eat quickly before the stale cereal becomes a sugary paste. Meal on a budget. Easy. Beautiful.

  83. Ryzzhan says:

    food on a budget my ass. whos budget ? his ?

  84. Kim Jung Un says:

    In my country lamb is fucking expensive. Not many sheep here. Our farmers like to fuck normal women , so they have cows ..

  85. N I N O N G says:

    oh all i can afford is watching him cook im so broke i cant even buy ramen

  86. N I N O N G says:

    rename this shit remame it to fucking cooking on a $1000 budget

  87. Ryan Martin says:

    Not sure this is cooking on a budget. More so "how to cook expensive looking meals with cheaper(ish) ingredients". Some of those are ridiculously unattainable on a budget. Saffron alone is $5-$10/gram, so I feel like that wouldn't be used on a budget. My idea of a budget is meals under $3.

  88. Robin Barnard says:

    Who living on a budget is gonna have saffron in there pantry!!!

  89. gamini kokawalage says:

    Since when is lamb budget food

  90. WOW Maxco says:

    Shit camerawork

  91. Mycroftsbrother says:

    Truffles, don't forget the truffles.

  92. dstyd says:

    I can't even afford spices lol. One dish I cooked recently on a budget that turned out ok was left over cooked rice, can of ham, garlic powder, black pepper, sugar, soy sauce, and scrambled eggs. Eggs, canned ham, and rice all came from my local food bank as I currently don't have an income.

  93. russell35 says:

    Today were making a delicious budget Bald Eagle breast marinaded in Dom Perignon and literal king's blood…. My chef in Paris would kill me right now if he knew I was using Alabama Bald Eagle. #BargainBin

  94. xd Licky says:

    I only have cereal and eggs

  95. marsoc0326 says:

    Saffron??you mean the most expensive spice on the planet by weight???whose budget are we cooking with again???😦😦

  96. Pepe Chip says:

    Is this guy retarded or what?

  97. Maribel Garcia says:

    Thanks that I found your blog,,
    Youre verry good, perfect in cooking, so love it,, Im watching your videos

  98. ratakaio says:

    hmmm lamb is one of the most expensive cuts of meat you can buy in germany 😉

  99. Mocha Gilman says:

    bruh my budget ain't enough for none of that shit lamb prawns mozzarella risotto and all that shit

  100. Marco SCHWING says:

    When "on a budget" means like spending one week's money on a singular dish^^

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