Less time spent in the kitchen = more time spent outside in the sun
Even if the sun is feeling workshy.
Summer gives you permission to stop trying so hard. Resign yourself to drinking (responsibly) all day outside. Read for pleasure. And absolutely do not stress about preparing an elaborate dinner.
These five quick and easy summer weeknight dinners, which require minimal effort and time, want very little from you—except maybe to be enjoyed with an ice-cold beer.
Pan-Fried Halloumi with Cherry Tomato and Wilted Spinach
Halloumi is one of our favourite cheeses, so we would eat it with nearly anything. This salad is super quick to throw together and tastes great, so it's a really great option for a quick lunch or dinner this week. Get the recipe here.
In our eyes, tacos are always a good option. These fish tacos are super easy to whip up, so they make a delicious quick dinner option. We think this recipe would work really well with prawns or salmon if you don't have white fish to hand. Get the recipe here.
Chimac's Korean BBQ Chicken
The sauce which accompanies this dish is the real star. It's tasty, but not too spicy and a nice introduction to Korean ingredients for those who might not be so familiar. Brown sugar and apple cider vinegar caramelize beautifully over high heat, but the real magic comes from doenjang, Korea’s answer to miso, and gochugaru, Korean red pepper flakes, which add a gentle but tasty kick. Serve straight from the BBQ with a summer salad of fresh green leaves or for something a little more filling, rice and vegetables. Try the recipe here.
Charcoal Roasted Squash With Harissa And Smoked Hazelnuts
Who said vegetarians can't barbecue? This charcoal roasted squash with harissa and smoked hazelnuts is a great option for any vegetarians out there and it also works great as a side dish too. Get the recipe here.
One-Pan Chicken Parmesan
Chicken Parmesan is a classic dish, but Donal's take on it is a little lighter than its American counterpart. Using courgette noodles instead of pasta, this dish if filling and really easy to pull together. Get the recipe here.
Turkey Burgers With Chanterelles and Gruyere
The sun is slowly but surely started to make its comeback meaning it's time to fire up the BBQ and make the most of thee good weather. To change things up this week, take a break from your typical beef burgers and opt for turkey mince. This recipe from The Currabinny Cookbook will make you wonder why you ever bothered with beef in the first place. Try the recipe here.
This article was originally published on our sister site FOOD AND WINE.