I got an email last week saying I needed to come up with a recipe for the work charity cookbook by today, so after a little panic at the weekend I tried this one out and it worked perfectly! I was given an ingredient and a type of meal - mine was a quick main dish involving fish. Luckily that was something I can do - if they'd asked me for a gourmet mushroom starter or something I would have been completely stuck!
I mixed a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of soy sauce together in a bowl to make a paste. Then I added some chopped spring onions (fresh from my parents' garden!) a pinch or two of powdered ginger to taste and some black pepper.
I spooned the mixture on to some fillets of fresh salmon and covered them with tinfoil. Then I baked them in the oven for 20 minutes and served with new potatoes and green salad.
The whole thing takes about half an hour from start to finish so I think that has the 'quick' part sorted. If I had remembered I would have marinaded the salmon in the sauce overnight but I have never once in my life got it together to actually marinade something ahead of when I want to eat it! So I usually just abandon that bit...