Who doesn’t like to indulge in a delicious meal? But sometimes, it’s hard to be creative, especially if you’re used to cooking all the time. At times, you do not have enough time to prepare something that’s a little bit complex.
On a more positive note, thanks to those who have a knack for cooking, these days you can come across various food options that can be done very quickly, and yet will make your stomach feel full.
That’s why this article is here. To provide you with some amazing suggestions that can be prepared by practically anybody. If this idea sounds good, then scroll below to see what we’ve got in the store. Let’s check it out together!
Fast And Simple Meal Ideas
Yummy Shrimp Scampi
According to some foodies, this shrimp-related recipe is one of the most popular ones, especially during the summer. After reading the instructions, you will easily see why that’s the case. Let’s see how it goes!
- 1 ¼ pound of huge shrimp, deveined and peeled
- Kosher salt
- 12 ounces of linguine
- ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- 1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
- 5 cloves of minced garlic
- 1/3 cup of dry white wine
- ¼ cup of fresh parsley
- ½ of lemon juice, along with wedges for serving
- 4 tablespoons of butter, cut into pieces
Take a large saucepan of salted water and start boiling it. Put the linguine and cook according to the instructions. Reserve one cup of water and then drain. In the meantime, add some salt to the shrimp.
Heat the olive oil in a big pan over medium-high heat. Put the red pepper flakes and garlic and cook until the garlic gets the golden color. After that, add the shrimp, and stir from time to time, until it becomes pink.
Furthermore, place the shrimp on a plate and then add the lemon juice and wine to the pan and simmer for approximately two to three minutes. Then put back the shrimp along with the juices from the plate to the pan and then add the butter, linguine, and ½ cup of the cooking water.
Keep tossing and cooking until the butter is completely melted and the shrimp is warm enough, which is about two minutes, and then, if necessary, add more cooking water. Season everything with salt and stir the ingredients in the parsley.
Pasties (If You Do Not Want To Make Them All By Yourself)
Now, we are going to make a small digression and exception in this paragraph, just to give you another practical idea. If you adore pasties (like most of us), but you do not have the time nor the patience to make them, luckily, there are places where you can purchase pasties in handy simple to order boxes of ten. What’s even better is that there are so many delicious types of this heavenly dish, then you will probably have a hard time determining which box you’re supposed to choose (unless you want to order everything).
Let’s Go Back To More Amazing Recipe Suggestions!
Simple Teriyaki Chicken
If you’re into something a bit more exotic, Asian-style, that’s very easy to make and a great idea for dinner with your friends, then this is something you definitely have to try! It doesn’t take more than twenty minutes!
- 2 big, crushed garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame oil
- 6 boneless and skinless chicken thighs that are sliced
- 30 ml of soy sauce
- 1 smaller ginger, grated
- 50 g of honey
- 4 shredded spring onions (for serving)
- 1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds (for serving)
- Sticky rice
- Steamed bok choi (for serving)
Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Place the chicken and roast it for approximately seven minutes, or until it becomes tender and golden. Then put the ginger and garlic and fry everything for no more than two minutes.
Stir in the soy sauce, honey, 100 ml of water, and vinegar. Bring to the boil and then cook it for up to five minutes over medium heat, or until the meat becomes sticky and is covered in this thick sauce.
Pour over the sesame seeds and spring onions and then serve rice, chicken along with the steamed veg, and voila! You are done!
As you can see, you do not have to be a chef or any type of food-related expert to create or get something great. Any of these tips that we’ve provided you with are going to sweep you off your feet!