Grocery shopping is already stressful enough. Holiday crowds are beginning to flood the aisles, your favorite brands are (still) out of stock and don’t even get us started on the prices. If you keep your shopping list short though, it could help quicken your trip and save you a few bucks. Speaking of, this week’s lineup features seven recipes that require ten ingredients or less to come together. Our picks include a ridiculously easy sheet pan steak dinner, a 30-minute winter soup and an essential pasta dish that you likely already have all the components for.
Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (December 11 – 17)
Your easiest grocery run to date
6 garlic cloves
Two 1-inch pieces ginger
1 medium onion
1 pound carrots
2 large tomatoes
3 ounces arugula
2 bunches broccolini
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch kale
1 bunch beets
Four 5- to 6-ounce trout fillets
2 bone-in pork chops, 1 inch thick (1½ to 2 pounds total)
Four 8- to 10-ounce beef tenderloin steaks
6 slices bacon
One 4-pound whole chicken
2 sticks unsalted butter
⅔ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
12 ounces spaghetti
7 ounces long-grain white rice
Canned and Packaged Goods
32 ounces vegetable or chicken stock
13 ounces coconut milk
Coconut yogurt, for serving
Chipotles in adobo
Pantry Ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, dark brown sugar, soy sauce, unseasoned rice vinegar, neutral oil, mirin, sugar, dried Italian herb seasoning, all-purpose flour, apple cider vinegar, flaky salt
Monday: Cacio e Pepe
Even the pickiest eater at your table is no match for this buttery, cheesy staple. The key to infusing every crumb with the sharp bite of Pecorino is mashing it into the butter with olive oil to create a paste, then adding the hot spaghetti and a touch of pasta water to it to make a rich sauce.
Tuesday: Caramelized Black Pepper Trout
Wednesday: Ginger Pork Chops
Inspired by Japanese buta no shogayaki, a thin-sliced ginger pork dish, this recipe is proof that your pantry is the key to a drool-worthy marinade. Humble soy sauce, mirin and sugar do most of the heavy lifting, along with freshly grated ginger. Serve with fluffy white rice and a cold, crunchy vegetable side.
Thursday: One-Pan Steak with Beets and Crispy Kale
Never let the prospect of cooking steaks intimidate you again. They brown to perfection under the broiler in six minutes flat. Nestled next to kale and beets, the meat will turn out medium rare while the produce will be tender and beautifully crisped.
Friday: Instant Pot Carrot Ginger Soup
With the help of a pressure cooker, you can have from-scratch soup for eight on the table in a mere 30 minutes. Better yet, this winter gem only requires nine ingredients—including salt and pepper. Crown your bowl with a swirl of coconut yogurt and a flourish of cilantro for good measure.
Saturday: BLT Galette