Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (May 3 – May 9)

The days are longer, the weather is warmer and our once-empty schedules are (very) slowly getting busier, meaning we have less time to fuss over dinner. Presenting seven meals to cook this week that will only take you 25 minutes or less from start to finish, including one of our favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes.

54 Fast Dinner Ideas You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

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Shopping List

13 garlic cloves
8½ ounces broccoli
2 celery stalks
6 leaves butter lettuce
1 mango
2 red onions
1 jalapeño
1 lime
1 small head cabbage
14 ounces mixed mushrooms
1 pound broccolini
4 lemons
4 sprigs Italian parsley
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch basil
1 bunch parsley

2 eggs
1 rotisserie chicken
3¼ pounds jumbo shrimp
2 pounds salmon fillets

2 sticks unsalted butter
3 ounces blue cheese crumbles
3 ounces low-fat crème fraîche or sour cream
1 half-pint heavy cream
3 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
Labne or Greek yogurt, for serving

14 ounces flat rice noodles
16 slider rolls
12 yellow corn tortillas
White rice, for serving
1 pound casarecce or other short pasta
6 ounces couscous

Canned and Packaged Goods
Dark soy sauce
Oyster sauce
6 ounces buffalo sauce
Pickled pearl onions
Pine nuts
One 15-ounce can chickpeas
Golden raisins
10 ounces vegetable or chicken stock

Pantry Ingredients: light soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine/dry sherry, ground white pepper, sugar, rice vinegar, vegetable oil, salt, freshly ground black pepper, chile powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, hot sauce, smoked paprika, honey, crushed red pepper flakes

Monday: 10-minute Pad See Ew

This savory noodle stir-fry is lightning fast to begin with, but you can shave off even more time by mixing the sauce in advance. (It’ll keep in a cool, dry place for up to two months, BTW.)

Tuesday: 15-minute Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Rotisserie chicken does it again. Just shred the store-bought bird, toss the meat in buffalo sauce with bits of celery and pile it onto your favorite slider buns.

Wednesday: Spicy Shrimp Tacos With Mango Salsa

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Kick the fiesta off with these 20-minute handhelds that scream summer. If the weather’s right, feel free to grill the shrimp instead of sautéing them.

Thursday: 20-minute Mushroom Stroganoff

This dish is peak vegetarian comfort food. Think tender, garlicky mushrooms cooked with punchy pickled onions, capers and cornichons. The pièce de résistance is a dash of whiskey and a swirl of crème fraiche.

Friday: 15-minute Lemony Broccolini Pasta

If you can boil water, this citrus-kissed beauty is within reach. We’ll take ours with extra pine nuts and Parm, please.

Saturday: Camarones Al Mojo De Ajo (shrimp In Garlic Sauce)

Who knew your pantry had a dish this delicious hiding inside? Serve the shrimp with white rice or dinner rolls—it’d be a shame to waste all that leftover lemon butter.

Sunday: Sheet-pan Honey Tahini Salmon With Chickpeas And Couscous

A main and side roasted to lemony perfection on a single sheet pan? BRB, swooning. The secret? A layer of vegetable stock to cook the couscous.

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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...