Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (August 10 – 16)
You want to soak up every last minute of summer possible before the season ends. What better way to kick back than with a low-key, handheld dinner? Here are seven easy recipes to try this week that don’t require a single fork, knife or spoon to devour, from a fancy sandwich to a massive plate of nachos.
7 cloves garlic
1 small head cauliflower
1 large plantain
1 large European cucumber
1 cup carrot
½ pound purple grapes
½ pound green grapes
1 white onion
6 corn cobs (or 2 cans corn kernels)
2 bunches green onions
1 bunch parsley
1 bunch dill
4 bunches cilantro
1 bunch basil
1 bunch rosemary
1 bunch thyme
1-inch piece ginger
1½ pounds skinless salmon fillets
4 slices prosciutto
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken tenders
2 slices fresh mozzarella
6 ounces ricotta
6 ounces Brie
6 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese
1 pint whole milk
1 pint heavy cream
6 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 ounces crumbled cotija
8 ounces sour cream
Whole-wheat hamburger buns
Corn tortillas, taco-sized
Sourdough bread (two slices, a roll or a loaf)
Canned and Packaged Goods
1 small bag smoked almonds
1 bag tortilla chips
Pantry Ingredients: Old Bay seasoning, salt, freshly-ground black pepper, coconut oil (or another neutral oil), extra-virgin olive oil, smoked paprika, rice vinegar, nonstick spray, sesame oil, soy sauce, sriracha, all-purpose flour, garlic powder, honey mustard, barbecue sauce, unsalted butter, cayenne pepper
Tuesday: Cauliflower and Plantain Tacos with Lemony Pesto Dressing
Never tried plantains? They’re sweet, starchy and ridiculously delicious. But sweet potatoes can work as a substitute too.
Wednesday: Grilled Peach, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Sandwich
Salty prosciutto, creamy cheese and fresh herbs are just the match for charred summer peaches.
Friday: Baked Quinoa Chicken Nuggets
We hear your kids asking for seconds of this 30-minute gem already.
Saturday: Ultimate Cheese Plate with Roasted Grapes
The weekend calls for simple meals that boast big cocktail party vibes. Now, where’s that chilled bottle of Sauv Blanc?
Sunday: Mexican Street Corn Dip
Go ahead, have tortilla chips for dinner. These are buried in cheese and summer corn. Don’t forget the cervezas.