Friday, October 26, 2007

101 Simple Meals Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

You gotta love The New York Times' Minimalist, Mark Bittman. 101 10-minute meals? HELL yeah!

I've included some of my very favorites here:

9. Pan-grill a skirt steak for three or four minutes a side. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, slice and serve over romaine or any other green salad, drizzled with olive oil and lemon.

18. Stir-fry a pound or so of ground meat or chopped fish mixed with chopped onions and seasoned with cumin or chili powder. Pile into taco shells or soft tacos, along with tomato, lettuce, canned beans, onion, cilantro and sour cream.

21. While pasta cooks, combine a couple cups chopped tomatoes, a teaspoon or more minced garlic, olive oil and 20 to 30 basil leaves. Toss with pasta, salt, pepper and Parmesan. (Dena's note: I make this all the time in the summer when the tomatoes are to die for. Yum!)

33. Sauté 10 whole peeled garlic cloves in olive oil. Meanwhile, grate Pecorino, grind lots of black pepper, chop parsley and cook pasta. Toss all together, along with crushed dried chili flakes and salt. (Dena's note: this is one of my husband's all-time favorite comfort meals. We mince the garlic and use Parmigiano Reggiano, though.)

I had to stop posting any more after #33.... I was literally starting to get too hungry to go on. YUM!

Let me know if you try any of these and how they work out for you!

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