We don’t know about you, but a vacation sounds really nice right about now. In lieu of hopping on a flight, the only way we know how to scratch our wanderlust itch is with food. So, we’re compensating with getaway-inspired dinners that are (almost) as delicious as an impromptu trip. Here are seven meals to cook this week that will transport you everywhere from the French countryside to the shores of Jamaica.

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Shopping List

Produce
1 mango
3 avocados
2 red onions
1 jalapeño
4 limes
3 leeks
1 fennel bulb
9 garlic cloves
1 orange
1 sweet onion
5 large Russet potatoes
12 grape or cherry tomatoes
2 large heirloom tomatoes
1 lemon
2 pounds new red potatoes
3 bunches cilantro
2 bunches parsley
1 bunch oregano

Meat
1½ pounds thin-cut, skinless chicken breasts
3½ pounds cod (or 2 pounds cod and 1½ pounds pollack)
2 pounds shrimp
2 pounds mussels
1 rotisserie chicken
1 rack baby back pork ribs (12 to 14 ribs)
2 eggs
4 ounces cured chorizo
4 ounces Iberico ham
4 ounces Serrano ham

Dairy
1 stick unsalted butter
4 ounces grated Pecorino Romano cheese
Crumbled cotija cheese
9 ounces Manchego cheese

Grains
12 ounces spaghetti
Steamed rice, for serving
Crusty bread, for serving
10 six-inch corn tortillas
1 loaf ciabatta bread

Canned and Packaged Goods
Jerk seasoning
One 32-ounce carton seafood stock
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
Saffron
One 7-ounce can chipotle peppers in adobo
6 ounces canned, crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
2 ounces chicken stock
Fish sauce
Tamarind paste
Roasted chile powder (prik bon)
Toasted rice powder
100 grams manzanilla olives
175 grams pitted dates
160 grams fig jam
One 2-ounce tin olive oil-packed anchovies
73 grams Marcona almonds
30 milliliters tomato paste
8 ounces beef stock

Pantry Ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, bay leaf, oregano, cumin, light brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, garlic powder, white pepper, vegetable oil, all-purpose flour, paprika, panko breadcrumbs, white wine vinegar, mayonnaise, smoked paprika

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Monday: Cacio e Pepe

Twenty minutes (including the time it takes to boil the water) and five ingredients? Anyone can tackle this timeless Italian pasta dish with ease.

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Tuesday: Grilled Jerk Chicken Cutlets with Mango Salsa

Here’s that tropical vacay you ordered. Jerk is a Jamaican cooking style that calls for dry-rubbing or marinating meat in a spicy, savory spice mixture. The warm notes of cinnamon and cayenne are just the match for sweet mango.

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Wednesday: 30-Minute One-Pot Cheater’s Bouillabaisse

Despite how fancy this stew looks, you don’t need Julia Child levels of patience to pull it off. In fact, we shaved a whopping 90 minutes off this French classic by cooking it in a single pot and narrowing down the seafood to cod, shrimp and mussels.

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Thursday: Chicken Tinga Tacos

This rendition on a Mexican favorite only takes 30 minutes from start to finish, thanks to an inconspicuous shortcut: rotisserie chicken.

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Friday: Pepper Teigen’s Thai Glazed Ribs

There are three musts on our imaginary Thailand itinerary: See the Grand Palace, meet an elephant and eat our weight in glazed pork ribs. How do they cook in just 20 minutes, you ask? They’re deep-fried instead of smoked, grilled or roasted.

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Saturday: Baked Fish and Chips

It’s crispy, salty, vinegary and, most importantly, comes with fries. We owe Britain big time for this summery dish, but we simplified it even further by trading a pot of spitting oil for a baking sheet.

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Sunday: Spanish Tapas Board

Sundays are for snacking, sipping and socializing. Invite your friends over and uncork a bottle of red (or better yet, whip up a pitcher of sangria) to wash down heirloom pan con tomate, patatas bravas with saffron aioli and all the Spanish cheese and cured meat.

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