The sun is shining, summer is on the horizon and we're feeling good.
Culinary inspiration isn't something we take for granted here at FOOD&WINE and we know that meal planning can sometimes be a bit stressful. That's why every week we publish a list of recipes that we want to cook, helping to take the worry out of dinner. To find out what meals we'll be enjoying this week, read on, and if you try them out, make sure to let us know how you get on via our social channels.
Red mullet, artichokes and bacon with a seafood cream
This dish looks super impressive, but before you shy away from trying it, we can guarantee you that it's surprisingly easy to recreate. This recipe calls for red mullet, but you could definitely try it with your favourite alternative if you prefer. To try it out, click here.
Warm steak salad with horseradish, mustard and balsamic vinegar
Any recipe from Never Maguire is a winner in our eyes, and this salad is no different. While it serves four, you can very easily double the recipe so you can enjoy it for lunch or dinner several times during the week - simply sear the beef and cool it, before enjoying the slices cold with the salad leaves and dressing. To try it out, click here.
Southern-style crispy chicken with blue cheese Caesar salad
If the warm weather holds up this week, a crunchy, creamy salad will be a perfect addition to your menu. Donal Skehan seems to have perfect the recipe for crispy chicken, making this dish one of our absolute favourites. While Skehan opts to serve this salad as is, you could easily put add it to a roll or wrap to make an easy-to-eat, portable version of this Caesar salad. Get the recipe here.
Coconut granola with roasted pineapple
Don't forget to add breakfast to the menu this week - when you're rolling out of bed at the last second to make it to your 9am meeting, a satisfying breakfast often falls by the wayside. This granola recipe is a great addition to your weekly meal plan because you can make a huge batch of it to do you for a full week; simply serve with some yoghurt and your favourite fruit for an easy, filling meal. Get the recipe here.
Spiced lamb burgers
It seemed like the majority of the country fired up their barbecues over the weekend and if you're planning to do the same this week, then this is a recipe you definitely need to try. The subtle spices, fresh herbs and flavoursome lamb mince in this recipe make for a delicious burger. Click here to try out the recipe.
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