Sometimes dinner comes at you fast; one minute you were having your breakfast coffee, the next minute you’re starving and it’s five o’clock. Nights like that are when having a few quick, pantry or freezer-friendly meals really come in handy. Take Nigella Lawson’s Corn Chowder with Tortillas- a bag corn from the freezer, a couple of the scallions from the crisper, chips, and cheese make a tasty meal in minutes. No shopping necessary. We like to keep shrimp in the freezer just for recipes like Damn Delicious’ Shrimp with Butter and Garlic. Pasta and butter are best friends for a reason. Our last recipe is the reason why one-skillet meals are so popular. Less dishes, lots of taste with smoke paprika bringing it all home. These quick and easy meals are one more tool in that toolkit for busy nights.
Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta, One-Dish Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet, and Sweetcorn Chowder with Toasted Tortillas
Simple name, simple recipe, not so simple taste. Shrimp is quick to cook and easy to pull a pasta dish together. The arugula in the dish adds a bit of peppery spice while also giving you a little greens (for health, you know). If you’re someone that has trouble finishing that last bit of salad in the fridge, this recipe will solve your dinner dilemma and make a dent in that pile of greens.
- Kate halved this and was very happy.
- Two cups of greens is a loose idea. Consider a big handful one cup; Kate used two handfuls on the halved recipe and was happy with the ratio.
- Watch your shrimp! Slightly undercooked in the beginning means when it cooks for a second time with the pasta it won’t be rubbery.
One skillet meals had their moment in the food blog sun not too long ago. While they may not be the It Dinner now, the appeal isn’t lost on us for a quick and easy dinner. We loved the ease of one skillet and the nutritious appeal of sweet potatoes and kale. Smoked paprika kept this filling and tasty meal from being one note. One pan meant we were much happier at dish washing time.
- One onion seemed to be a lot for this recipe. If you’re not a major, extra onion fan you might want to use half a diced onion.
- While cooking the mixture may get a bit dry. Just add more water to keep it loose enough for your liking.
- A little hot sauce at the end or on your plate isn’t a bad idea at all.
March is Nigella month in our Facebook group and what better time to showcase one of her recipes than this episode. The chowder is blitzed in the food processor and simmered for ten minutes while you melt a little cheese over chips. Together it’s a crunchy, creamy, salty, sweet meal with all the high notes. Thirty minutes and you’ll be sighing with satisfaction over your dinner.
- Kate pureed everything, including the broth, in her high speed mixer then proceeded with the recipe.
- Kate halved the soup very successfully.
- A full recipe would be about 2 small bags of corn.
- We didn’t try it but the roasted corn might be extra delish.
- Make sure to salt the soup to taste. Corn really pops when salted well.
From the Smorgasbord:
We had a tricky time with sheet pan quesadillas but had a few favorites to share: