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Jamie's 30-Minute Meals: Take #2

Jamie's 30-Minute Meals, Take #2: So, following the fiasco of the 30-minute Sea Bass with Panacetta and all sorts of other weird stuff, undaunted I returned to the fray. The 30-Minute Sea Bass took 70 minutes, and in consequence some parts of the meal were well overdone - but Sarah and I agreed that on balance it generally, overall, tasted quite nice, so I determined to persevere. The problem, for me, with Jamie's 30-Minute Meals is the way they blindside you half way thorugh with surprises. So for instance with the Sea Bass with Panacetta, I diligently chopped the coriander and so was taken aback four sections later when it said: 'add the coriander you set aside'. Set aside?? There was no mention of setting aside any coriander - all the coriander was gone. And at that point, already running 30 minutes over time, taking even a couple of minutes to cut more risked the Sea Bass turning from its post-Golden brown to a definite mushy paste. Indomitable, however, I det