Dinner Tonight: June 2018
Classic Pasta Carbonara
This simple, classic carbonara recipe is the perfect dish when you need a special night in. And with this foolproof method for nailing the signature creamy sauce, you can go into the kitchen with confidence. Traditionally, you would toss your hot pasta with the eggs and cheese right in the skillet you’ve used to cook the pork (over low heat) to create a smooth, emulsified sauce. However, this method takes practice to get right—and crossing the fine line between gently cooking the eggs and scrambling them is all too easy, even for a pro. With this smart test kitchen technique, you essentially create a double boiler to provide just enough heat to melt your cheese and emulsify the silky sauce, without running the risk of breaking it. Finally, drizzling pancetta drippings over the pasta disperses rich porky flavor throughout the sauce even without ever having the pasta in the skillet. We use pancetta for this recipe as it is easily found in most supermarkets, but guanciale is traditional and worth trying if you can find it. Gemelli pasta is a great noodle shape to pair with this rich and saucy dish, but feel free to use whatever noodle you prefer.
Classic Pasta Carbonara Recipe
Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema
Fresh herbs and warm spices crank up the flavor in these 40-minute tacos.
Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema Recipe
Thai Red Curry Shrimp
Get restaurant-quality cuisine right in your own kitchen with this quick-cooking shrimp dish that is packed with delicious Thai flavors.
Thai Red Curry Shrimp Recipe
Grilled Chicken Breast with Salsa
Sweet watermelon perfectly complements the earthy spices—oregano, chili powder, and cumin— used to marinate juicy chicken breasts.
Grilled Chicken Breast with Salsa Recipe
Coconut Curried Pork, Snow Pea, and Mango Stir-Fry
Adding tropical ingredients like chopped mango and coconut milk make this 15-minute pork stir-fry special.
Coconut Curried Pork, Snow Pea, and Mango Stir-Fry Recipe
Black Bean-Quinoa Salad with Basil-Lemon Dressing
This veggie-studded quinoa salad is a rainbow on a plate! Dig in to a hearty helping.
Black Bean-Quinoa Salad with Basil-Lemon Dressing Recipe
Fresh Salmon-Cilantro Burgers
Skip the beef and serve a Mexican-inspired salmon burger topped with a fresh lime-cilantro mayonnaise sauce.
Fresh Salmon-Cilantro Burgers Recipe
Grilled Salmon with Orange-Soy Glaze
While the grill is obviously the cooking method for casual, outdoor-centered meals and gatherings, don’t forget that you can still bring a touch of sit-down-dinner-type sophistication to the patio table too. This buttery, smoky, and gloriously glaze-y salmon does just that. We call for individual fillets in this recipe, but you could also opt for going with a whole side of salmon (of roughly equivalent weight) for a truly impressive presentation.
Grilled Salmon with Orange-Soy Glaze Recipe
Perfect Grilled Burgers
Delightfully charred, juicy, and full of nuance, these burgers are the only ones you will ever want to make. That’s why we named them Perfect.
Perfect Grilled Burgers Recipe
Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tostadas
This south-of-the-border supper is ready in a snap thanks to quick-cooking chicken tenders.
Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tostadas Recipe
Flank Steak with Asian Cucumber Salad
Enjoy a quick steak dinner infused with fragrant Asian flavor. Spiced wonton chips that bake while the steak rests are an easy accompaniment.
Flank Steak with Asian Cucumber Salad Recipe
Grilled Chicken and Tomato Salad
This salad may sound ordinary, but you’ll think otherwise once you taste the fresh produce and flavorful goat cheese in every bite.
Grilled Chicken and Tomato Salad Recipe
Grilled Veggie and Hummus Wraps
Make the most of summer's fresh vegetables tonight with 20-minute, 5-star veggie wraps.
Grilled Veggie and Hummus Wraps Recipe
Simple Grilled Halibut
Though simple, this recipe provides you with the tools to grill most any flakey fish. We happen to particularly love halibut because it’s an inherently flavorful fish that requires no more than salt, pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon to taste absolutely divine
Simple Grilled Halibut Recipe
Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis
We add white cheddar cheese to this comfort-food favorite making it seem more indulgent than it actually is at less than 300 calories per serving.
Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis Recipe
Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa
A three-minute dip into a pungent cilantro-lime marinade delivers big flavor to chicken breasts in this delicious, 20-minute summertime dish.
Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa Recipe
Chicken Scaloppine over Broccoli Rabe
A silky white wine pan sauce is served over quick-cooking, breaded chicken cutlets for a satisfying supper that comes together in just 20 minutes. Serve with baby carrots and roasted new potatoes.
Chicken Scaloppine over Broccoli Rabe Recipe
Snapper with Zucchini and Tomato
Lemon juice and rind brighten this 15-minute, warm-weather fish dinner for two.
Snapper with Zucchini and Tomato Recipe
Grilled Oysters with Garlic Butter
The briny flavors of the oysters are further enhanced with the super-savory compound butter used in this recipe. Throwing the element of smokiness from the grill, and you’ve got yourself a little bite of heaven. Oysters are incredibly quick cooking, so allowing them to warm gently as the butter melts over the meat is the way to go.
Grilled Oysters with Garlic Butter Recipe
Chicken Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa
Your family will thank you when these chicken tacos hit the table. We left the seeds in the jalapeño for a spicy kick, but you can omit them if you prefer a mild salsa.
Chicken Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa Recipe
Sesame Pork Rice
Brightly flavored with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and rice vinegar, this pork fried rice recipe is faster than take-out—ready in just 15 minutes.
Sesame Pork Rice Recipe
Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza
Instead of having an arugula salad on the side, put it on top of your pizza for fresh flavor that pairs perfectly with the tomato and applewood-smoked bacon pizza toppings.
Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza Recipe
Grilled New York Strip Steaks
For the absolute best of a classic, everything-you-expect grilled steak experience, you simply can’t beat the New York strip steak.
Grilled New York Strip Steaks Recipe
Brown Butter Gnocchi
Pair pasta-like potato gnocchi with spinach and Parmesan for a light and flavor-packed dish in minutes.
Brown Butter Gnocchi Recipe
Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts
This is, quite honestly, the only recipe for grilled chicken breasts you’ll ever need. The simple combination of olive oil, lemon, and fresh herbs creates a clean, summery flavor profile that brings out the best of lean, white meat. Fresh garlic and red pepper elevate the marinade, as well as the inherent flavor of the bird. Relative to the amount of oil and liquid going in, the amount of each aromatic called for in the marinade may seem like a lot—however, this marinade is intentionally intense by design. Using a marinade this flavor-forward allows for overall less marination, which is what you want when it comes to chicken breasts.
Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe
Mediterranean Turkey Burgers
Mediterranean Turkey Burgers Recipe
Quick Chicken and Dumplings
Flour tortillas stand in for traditional biscuit dough so you can bring this crowd-pleasing, one-pot chicken dinner from stove to table in minutes.
Quick Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
Weeknight Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner
It doesn't get much easier, or more satisfying: a complete dinner in one pan in half an hour. Lemon brightens this hearty chicken and potatoes dinner.
Weeknight Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner Recipe
Easy Skillet Tacos
Easy Skillet Tacos are a go-to on busy weeknights. Simply prepare the beef, chop the toppings, and let everyone assemble theirs exactly the way they like.
Easy Skillet Tacos Recipe
Fresh Tomato, Sausage, and Pecorino Pasta
Ripe, summer tomatoes are juicy and delicious in this 40-minute pasta dish, with no seeding or peeling necessary.
Fresh Tomato, Sausage, and Pecorino Pasta Recipe