I spend my days photographing food, looking at food, writing about food, cooking food, and reading about food. So when it comes to dinnertime, I either want to just heat up leftovers or make something with minimum fuss. Does quick and easy mean boring? Absolutely not. I will absolutely never compromise on flavor. In fact, I see meals like this the perfect opportunity to experiment with big bold flavors. This is the first in a series of recipes where I hope to show you ways to make weeknight dinners painless, healthy, and delicious.
Tip number 1: Build up a collection of sauces, both homemade and store bought! Just as I said in my Sauces to Live By series, keeping various sauces on hand can make all the difference between something boring for dinner or something that you can actually look forward to. About 40% of the real estate in my fridge is taken up by jars upon jars of sauces – various hot sauces, multiple kinds of pesto, curry pastes, chermoula, salsas, tahini, misos, and on and on. And now that I think about it that is probably the reason why I never have enough room in the fridge for other things.
Tip number 2: Eat more seafood! Fish, shrimp, and shellfish take minutes to cook; they are imbued with so much natural flavor and they are so good for you. There are so many great ways to cook seafood too – panfried with a quick salsa, stews and soups, poached, etc. I also always try my best to buy as sustainable as possible