At the request of my friend in Southern California, some easy recipes. There are a couple of rules for this week’s dishes ~ they must take no longer than 30 minutes, and use no more than a half-dozen ingredients, (more or less).
This first dish from Petra at Food East Love certainly qualifies on both counts, chorizo with wild garlic and beans uses 4 ingredients and should take any cook less than 15 minutes.
Chorizo With Wild Garlic And Beans
A second dish from Petra, who says its a 20 minute cook, olive oil chicken with butter beans and pink peppercorns.
Olive Oil Chicken With Butter Beans And Pink Peppercorns
So this next recipe is from Tieghan Gerard at Half Baked Harvest uses a few more ingredients than my ideal half-dozen, but a 20 minute dish that looks this good, the simple California style omelet, has to be worth a try.
Simple California Style Omelet
From Heather Christo in Seattle we have a 15 minute hot shrimp corn and basil salad, and this only has 8 ingredients, including things like salt…. (but also check out Heather’s 30 minute citrusy grilled fish tacos with citrus slaw and orange cashew sauce ~ if you feel like a BBQ).
Hot Shrimp, Corn And Basil Salad.
Here’s a dish with only 8 ingredients which can be ready in only 20 minutes. From San Diego’s lovely Averie Sunshine we have easy honey mustard chicken, (with optional broccoli).
Easy Honey Mustard Chicken
Also from Averie there’s theis 20 minute dish, which I think is a bit of an empty-the-refrigerator possibility ~ better-than-takeout cashew chicken.
Better~Than~Takeout Cashew Chicken
And now, from Kansas City girl Kate, (Cookie + kate), we have a vegan dish ~ cilantro-pepita pesto with squash ribbons and fettuccine. This is a 30 minute recipe containing ten ingredients, if you include the salt and olve oil.
Cilantro~Pepita Pesto With Squash Ribbons And Fettuccini
Chungah from Damn Delicious has this very easy, one pan, 20 minute dish of baked lemon butter tilapia, (although I think you could use any white fish).
Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia
From a site I haven’t featured before ~ The Woks of Life ~ Sarah has made these 15 minute lazy asian noodles. (If you don’t have a small wok, you can use a deep frying pan, or do what I did, ditch the frying pan and buy a small wok, (say 8 inch)).
15 Minute Lazy Asian Noodles
Most of my meals are cooked in less than 20 minutes in my small wok. So here’s another dish from The Woks of Life, (cooked in a skillet… ha ha ha). This is a 30 minute dish, but I know my friend in Orange County will adore these salmon teriyaki bowls.
Salmon Teriyaki Bowls
Andrea at Cooking with a Wallflower has a 15 minute miso glazed shrimp recipe, which looks fantastic. But then, Andrea says this chicken and zucchini noodles in coconut-peanut sauce dish takes 35 to 40 minutes, (so sue me). If you already have a cooked chicken breast in the refrigerator, then it’s more of a 20 minute cook.
Chicken Zucchini Noodles In Coconut Peanut Sauce
Finally for this week, I don’t know if it’s possible to get any easier than this simple olive oil and parsley pasta from The Flourishing Foodie ~ very Italian Rustic.
A Simple Olive Oil And Parsley Pasta
Thank you to all the great cooks I’ve featured this week.