Top 10: 20-Minute Recipes
Butter Beans with Parsley, Tomatoes and Chorizo
The dried butter beans for this simple dish can take as long as two hours to cook. In the easy way, use canned butter beans to cut the prep time to 20 minutes. Serve the dish as a hearty, satisfying main course.
Lamb Chops Sizzled with Garlic
Las Pedroñeras, in the Castilla–La Mancha region, is considered the garlic capital of Spain. These juicy, meaty lamb chops sizzled in extra-virgin olive oil with plenty of garlic cloves are Janet Mendel’s homage to the village.
Sauvignon Blanc-Steamed Mussels with Garlic Toasts
A crisp, citrusy Sauvignon Blanc is a good choice for these super-quick mussels.
Open-Face Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches
For this smoky version of eggplant Parmesan, Sam Calagione and Marnie Old looked for a beer and a wine that could stand up to the grilled eggplant without overwhelming it. Sam opted for Guinness: “I like that Guinness has roasty flavors but is still relatively light.” Marnie chose a cherry-tinged Rioja mellowed by several years of aging.
Cucumber-Mint Chutney Tea Sandwiches
Green Bean-Chile Stir-Fry
According to Sai Viswanath, this classic southern Indian dish—spicy with chile peppers and aromatic with ginger and mustard seeds—is too good to mess with: “I’ve eaten it forever and the flavor memory is so persistent, I just can’t change it.”
Penne with Triple Tomato Sauce
Pan-Seared Cod with Preserved-Lemon Aioli
Nonstick skillets are incredibly helpful when preparing lean fish like the cod fillets here, because the flesh sticks to metal so easily. To give the cod a golden crust, Melissa Rubel dusts it with finely milled Wondra flour before cooking. The creamy preserved-lemon aioli she serves alongside the fish is also a terrific dipping sauce for roasted potatoes.
Indian-Spiced Chickpea Salad with Yogurt and Herbs
Miso Soup with Shrimp and Tofu
No soup is quicker to prepare than miso; just whisk miso paste into water. By adding shrimp, tofu and greens, it can double as a complete and light meal. Feel free to use leftover chicken or roast pork (or whatever else is at hand) in place of the shrimp.