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Old 08-05-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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What are your favorite quick meals for dinner (aside from the typical spaghetti, burgers, tacos, etc)? We're not too terribly picky. There are only two of us and usually have leftovers, which is fine. We tend to stay away from fried foods as much as possible, though we eat them occasionally. I'm just looking for something new to try.

Thanks!
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Haverhill/West Palm Beach, FL
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Family loves when I cook some instant brown rice, and then in a skillet, some boneless pork loin chops with sliced onion and a can of cream soup (chicken, celery or mushroom) mixed with a little worchestershire sauce. Lettuce leaf with cottage cheese and slice peaches.

Haven't done it in a long time, but they request it a lot. I am now allergic to dairy, so no cream soups, no cottage cheese.
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Austin
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This isn't quick but it's low fuss- crockpot. You can do roasts, tenderloins, etc. Also, salads and grownup sandwiches, pizzas. This is my favorite soup recipe, it's quick prep time but it does need to simmer a bit:
Emeril's Quick Tortilla Soup Recipe : Emeril Lagasse : Recipes : Food Network
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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We like shrimp really well. Prepare the shrimp by peeling and deveining if necessary. I sprinkle a good flavorful Cajun spice over the raw shrimp and let them marinade in that spice for a hour or so. (There are many recipes for Cajun spice mixtures on the web - some are too hot for me so you might have to experiment or you can buy it. I make ours due to sodium content of the shelf type.)

Slice up lots of green peppers, red peppers, yellow peppers or any one of these or all of these, along with onion slices. Put the vegetables in a pan and sprinkle with the Cajun spice. Cook, these peppers and onions in a small amount of olive oil (about 1 tablespoon) using medium setting, until almost done and add a couple cloves of chopped fresh garlic. Add the raw shrimp and cook another 4 to 6 minutes on medium setting or until the shrimp are opaque or pink. Eat this mixture on flour tortillas, adding lettuce or broccoli slaw mixture for crunch. Sometimes we add a homemade remoulade sauce.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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Mussels are great for a quick meal. They're usually sold in a 2-lb bag for about $5 and they're open water farmed and sustainable, so good for the environment and budget as well. Perfect for 2 people. rinse the mussels of grit and pull off any beard.

Get your big pot out, and decide on your flavor profile, but for sure you'll need to dice a medium onion and saute in butter or olive oil until tender and add a couple of clove of crushed garlic.

If french, get about a cup of white wine (or juice of a lemon if you don't drink), some butter and a cup or two of chicken or seafood stock, shake in some tarragon. Bring that all up to a boil and throw in the mussels, put a lid on it and reduce heat to medium and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Always: Toss out any mussels that didn't open up. split the rest between two bowls and pour the cooking liquid over, serve with crusty bread.

If thai, a can of coconut milk and some red curry paste and stock, throw in some basil. Use lime juice instead of lemon. Serve over rice instead of with bread.

If Italian, you'll need to crumble up some Italian sausage and cook it with the onion, white wine or lemon juice, shaved fennel if you want/like it, basil and oregano. Sprinkle with a little parmesan if you like.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:14 PM
 
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Mussels are great for a quick meal. They're usually sold in a 2-lb bag for about $5 and they're open water farmed and sustainable, so good for the environment and budget as well. Perfect for 2 people. rinse the mussels of grit and pull off any beard.

Get your big pot out, and decide on your flavor profile, but for sure you'll need to dice a medium onion and saute in butter or olive oil until tender and add a couple of clove of crushed garlic.

If french, get about a cup of white wine (or juice of a lemon if you don't drink), some butter and a cup or two of chicken or seafood stock, shake in some tarragon. Bring that all up to a boil and throw in the mussels, put a lid on it and reduce heat to medium and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Always: Toss out any mussels that didn't open up. split the rest between two bowls and pour the cooking liquid over, serve with crusty bread.

If thai, a can of coconut milk and some red curry paste and stock, throw in some basil. Use lime juice instead of lemon. Serve over rice instead of with bread.

If Italian, you'll need to crumble up some Italian sausage and cook it with the onion, white wine or lemon juice, shaved fennel if you want/like it, basil and oregano. Sprinkle with a little parmesan if you like.
I've never tried mussels before. Is the flavor similar to oysters?
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Good Food Fast: Jenni Fleetwood: 9781842155981: Amazon.com: Books
This is a good book to get meal ideas from. Quick and healthy.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Meatloaf and pan fried chicken cutlets.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:36 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Fritatta, the possibilities are endless because you can add almost anything, very quick and nutritious, even tasty cold for lunch.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frittata

Real Simple magazine's 53 meals with three ingredients...tons of good ideas here!

Simple 3-Ingredient Recipes - RealSimple.com
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:39 PM
 
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I've never tried mussels before. Is the flavor similar to oysters?
A little. Unlike clams and oysters, they tend to hang on pilings instead of being on or in the seabed, so they filter less silt & sand, so I find the flavor more briny and has less terroir, if that makes sense. They're sort of halfway between squid and oysters, maybe, flavor wise. A bit chewy, a bit briny.
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