Expecting your weeknight meals to be quick, balanced, and incredibly flavorful is never too much to ask. An enticing meal is not only within reach, but may also be easier than that pasta dish you were planning on making -- for the second week in a row. As the calming scent of ginger reaches your nose, and the heat of sriracha perks up your tastebuds, you'll know you made the right decision.
Click through on the recipe photos or titles to see (and save and print) the full recipes, but we've also written you a handy grocery list and game plan below.
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We're guessing you have garlic, soy sauce, red wine, brown sugar, olive oil, rice wine vinegar, sugar, sriracha, sesame oil, and red wine vinegar -- if not, you'll be needing those too!
1. Get started on the ginger soy glaze for the salmon. While the sauce is reducing, wash and dry the greens for your salad.
2. Glaze your salmon, and bake for 20 minutes.
3. While the salmon is cooking, finish up the salad: combine dressing ingredients, toss with greens, and plate. Serve the finished salmon alongside, and enjoy!
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).