Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (April 5 – 11)

If you’re like us, your obsession with ordering in has gotten a *teensy* bit out of control. No worries: With these recipes, you’ll prove to yourself once and for all that you can make your favorite restaurant dinners yourself. Presenting seven meals to cook this week that only look too fancy to pull off at home.

19 Fancy Dinners That Secretly Take 30 Minutes or Less

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Shopping List

8 garlic cloves
5 lemons
2 onions
1 head cauliflower
2½ pounds large russet potatoes
1 red onion
2 celery stalks
2 leeks
1 European cucumber
1 lime
1 jalapeño
1½ pounds romaine
6 sprigs oregano or marjoram
6 sprigs rosemary
4 bunches parsley
2 bunches cilantro
1 bunch scallions

Three or four 8- to 10-ounce swordfish steaks, 1 to 1¼ inches thick
8 ounces pancetta
6 eggs
1½ pounds thin boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 pounds mussels
1½ pounds flank steak

2 ounces shredded Parmesan
3 ounces grated Parmesan
1 stick salted butter
Whole milk yogurt

4 pieces naan
10 ounces Arborio rice
12 white corn tortillas
Loaf or baguette crusty bakery bread

Canned and Packaged Goods
14 ounces Castelvetrano olives (or any mild green olives)
Garam masala
Ground mustard seed
One 32-ounce carton chicken stock
12 ounces dry white wine
1 can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
Panko breadcrumbs
One 6-ounce can tomato paste

Pantry Ingredients: white wine vinegar, olive oil, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, coconut oil, ground cumin, ground coriander, chili powder, mayonnaise, garlic powder, all-purpose flour, vegetable oil, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon pepper, cooking spray

Monday: Alison Roman’s Swordfish With Crushed Olives And Oregano

Any fish that looks this gourmet must have taken all night to whip up, right? Think again. The swordfish steaks sear on the stovetop in mere minutes.

Tuesday: Make-ahead Aloo Gobi

Not only is this classic Indian dish of cauliflower, potatoes and aromatic spices within reach, but it will also keep in the fridge for up to four days.

Wednesday: Instant Pot Risotto à La Carbonara

Risotto: It’s decadent, creamy and delicious…but it’s a pain to constantly stir, and stir (and stir). This recipe spares you all that effort, thanks to the use of a pressure cooker, which can make this bacony, eggy, cheesy gem in just 25 minutes.

Thursday: Katsu Bites With Chipotle-gochujang Sauce

Japanese chicken katsu (or panko-breaded fried chicken) is beloved for its crispy exterior. Serve it with steamed white rice and dipping sauce or use the bites to make a katsu sando with quick-pickled veggies.

Friday: Moules-frites (steamed Mussels And Fries)

Who knew you were only 30 minutes away from a bistro-caliber Parisian masterpiece? The mussels are cooked in garlic-white wine sauce, so they’ll pair beautifully with whatever vino you’re sipping.

Saturday: Flank Steak Tacos With Cucumber Salsa

We’ll never turn down an early taste of summer. If it’s not warm enough to fire up the barbecue, lean on a grill pan or cast-iron skillet instead to cook the steak.

Sunday: Family Style Chicken Caesar Salad

Aka the one starter that everyone in the family can get behind (even picky kids). Turn it into a meal by topping it off with homemade croutons and chicken breast.

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Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...