What Should I Cook For Dinner Tonight? - A Few Simple Ideas
If you were wondering what to cook for dinner tonight, you are probably looking for something quick and easy, that doesn't require too many ingredients and huge cooking skills. Here on this page I'll give you three extremely easy recipes, cooked with inexpensive products that can be found in any grocery store. The first recipe is for Salmon dish with cheese and potato; the second recipe is for Lentil soup with diced pork loin; and the third is for vegetarian dinner crepes.
Salmon With Potatoes And Cheese
Ingredients: 1 salmon fillet (8 oz.); 4 medium potatoes; 1 small onion, sliced; 1 cup green beans; 2 garlic cloves; 1 teaspoon dried herb mix (oregano, basil, thyme, etc.); 5 oz. shredded old cheddar cheese; sea salt and black pepper to taste; 2 tbsp. olive oil.
Recipe: Peel and cut the potatoes and onion. Wash, clean and cut the green beans. If the salmon has skin, remove it. Put everything, except the cheese, in an oven-proof ceramic dish. Add 1/4 cup of water and cover with a lid. Bake at 450 F until the potatoes are soft, about 25 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven when the potatoes are soft, and mash everything together with a potato masher. Cover with the shredded cheese and bake uncovered until the cheese is nicely melted on top. Let the baked salmon dish stand out of the oven for about 5 minutes, and serve.
Lentil Soup With Diced Pork Loin
Ingredients: 2 cups of lentils; 1 cup diced tomatoes; 1 small onion, chopped; 3 garlic cloves, chopped; 2 carrots, peeled and chopped; 1 teaspoon dried herb mix (summer savory, basil, thyme, etc.); 1 teaspoon paprika; 1 tablespoon flour; 6-8 oz. pork loin, diced to small cubes; sea salt and black pepper to taste; 2 tbsp. olive oil.
Recipe: Boil the lentils in 2 liters of water for 30 minutes. In the meantime, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and saute the garlic and onion for 3 minutes. Add the paprika and flour and cook for 2 minutes more. Add the diced pork, diced tomatoes and dried herbs. Cook for 2 minutes more. Add 2 ladles of the liquid from the lentils and mix well. Make sure there aren't any clumps from the flour. Add more liquid if needed. Add the contents of the pan to the pot with the lentils. Add the chopped carrots and season to taste. Boil the lentil soup for 15 minutes more, and serve.
Dinner Crepes Recipe
Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour; 2 small eggs; 1 1/2 cups of milk or as needed; 1 tsp. sugar; 1 tsp. salt; butter as needed; For the stuffing: 1 red bell pepper, sliced; 1 avocado, sliced; 6 oz. shredded cheddar cheese; 1 small onion; 1/4 tsp. curry powder; 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro; salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe: Put the flour, eggs, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Start adding the milk slowly, while mixing with a whisk. If you can't create a smooth batter this way, you can use a stick blender to brake any small lumps in the batter. In a heavy non-stick pan, melt a chunk of butter the size of a hazelnut, and add a ladle of the batter and cook until set, about 2 minutes. Flip on the other side and cook for 1 minute. Repeat until you run out of crepe batter. In the meantime, saute the pepper and onion with little butter or oil. Season with curry powder, salt, pepper and at the end, the cilantro. Stuff each crepe with some of the sauteed vegetables, and add to the stuffing the sliced avocado and shredded cheese.
That's not to say that the rest of the recipes in this web site aren't easy to cook for dinner tonight. I am sure that if you browse the rest of the pages, you can find many more good ideas to try for dinner. Cheers.
About the author: George Krumov is a Red Seal certified chef with many years of culinary experience working around the world in Europe, the Middle East, the cruise line industry and North America. In the last two decades he has headed the kitchens of several restaurants in Canada, and ran his own restaurant.