I like to work on the fly in the kitchen. Placing one thing collectively from a number of components is a life talent I worth, however I’ve discovered it additionally helps to perform a little planning, particularly when feeding children is concerned.
Right now I’m sharing a few my go-to weeknight recipes. Some are lighter dishes and others are extra filling, however all are supremely scrumptious and comparatively easy to make.
In case you are feeling in a rut, listed below are some nice weeknight recipe concepts I like!
Potato Salad With Grilled Steak
This meal was initially made as part of our cookbook club. I make a model of it with my wholesome potato salad recipe and a really flippantly grilled flank steak.
The important thing to creating the grilled steak further particular is to season the steak as quickly as you convey it residence. Earlier than you grill it, convey the steak to room temperature. Then sear it on a extremely popular grill and let it relaxation for 10 minutes earlier than slicing and serving.
Caramelized Shallot Pasta by Alison Roman
There are plenty of good pantry pastas on the market however this one takes the cake. I crave it usually! One thing superb occurs if you cook dinner down the shallots right into a delicate, jammy texture. It’s a particular dish!
I like how hands-off this meal is, and utilizing an Instant Pot actually helps put it collectively in a pinch. I take advantage of no matter spice rub I’ve readily available after which be sure I sear the pork roast till the edges are brown earlier than strain cooking. Then I strain cook dinner on excessive for 30 minutes, then shred the pork and let it sit within the juices for an extra 4-5 minutes.
I wish to hold pickled onions, cheese, bitter cream, and corn tortillas within the fridge, so the meal comes collectively shortly!
Bitter Greens With Crispy Shallots and Parmesan by Travis Lett of Gjelina
At first look, it is a actually easy radicchio and greens salad. Nonetheless, the flavors are deliciously complicated. Specifically, there’s one thing concerning the smokiness of the oil (which is what the shallots are cooked in) that makes all the flavors pop. It’s simple sufficient to function a facet on a weeknight and particular sufficient to make as a dish for a cocktail party.
Baked Potato Bar
That is all the time a favourite! It’s really easy to place collectively and everybody loves it. I wish to serve the potatoes with toppings like bitter cream, bacon, and cheese. I’ll additionally generally put out pre-made dips like pickle dip or High the Tator. You may even put caviar on prime in case you needed to provide a easy baked potato a bit one thing further.
I take advantage of russet potatoes and cook dinner them in my Instant Pot! The cooking time is dependent upon the dimensions, however for a medium potato, I cook dinner for 14 minutes on excessive after which enable a pure launch of strain.
Sheet Pan Hen by Alison Roman
There’s something magical about hen thighs as a result of regardless of how lengthy you will have overcooked them, they keep tender. This recipe is excessive in taste, low in effort, and a complete crowd-pleaser.