6 quick + easy recipes

12:15:00 AM

Are you someone who likes to cook, but just don't like doing it for too long?

Do you like to try new and delicious recipes, but you just wish they were quick recipes too?

Do you hate waiting around for something to bake in the oven?

If you relate or you're too busy to do complex recipes or prepare your food ahead of time, here are 6 quick and easy recipes that you can try and that don't require a lot of prepping:


1. Grilled/Fried Salmon

Salmon is a tasty fish and the great thing about it is that it tastes just as good when you make it at home!

The key with salmon is to always use olive oil when grilling or frying it (so it doesn't glue to the bottom of the pan or grill, as well as not letting it become too dry).

Also, seasoning it is very important for a bit of flavor. You can just use salt, a little bit of olive oil once again, and if you like the Mediterranean flavor, you can add some oregano. A drop of lemon juice is also a pretty good addition.

You can accompany it with white rice or boiled potatoes!


2. Grilled Steak

If you like your meat well-done, it often means that the meat gets dry or tough very easily. But fear not! We have discovered the solution!

Whenever you grill steak, if you like it medium or well-done, you should season it with some olive oil, salt, black pepper and some chopped garlic. When you grill, make sure you add some olive oil as well so as to not let it become dry.

Remember to only put the steak on the grill when it is hot and if the steak is dry (otherwise, you'll end up 'boiling' it, instead of grilling it.


3. Pizza Dough with yogurt

This is the quickest way to make a pizza from scratch (including the dough).

For the dough, you use 1 natural yogurt (or more, if you want more pizzas) and some flour.

Then, do what you would do with any regular dough and knead it and eventually stretch it to make the pizza shape.

After that, spread some tomato sauce on the base of the pizza and add the ingredients you want on your pizza (usually, cheese would be the next step, and then whatever ingredients you want).

Put it in the oven and it shouldn't take long to be ready, if you've preheated it. Make sure it's hot, so the base gets crunchy!

4. Quiche

If you're cooking for a few more people, then this is an easy recipe to make and serve them. You'll need a shortcrust pastry for the base, 4 eggs, 1 small (200ml) package of Bechamel, 1 small (200 ml) package of cooking cream and whatever other ingredients you'd like there to be in the quiche.
First, you need to beat the eggs in a mixer, then you'll add the Bechamel and mix again, and do the same with the cream. On the side, you should be sautéing (e.g. if it's bacon or mushrooms) or boiling (e.g. if it's vegetables like broccoli or carrots) the other ingredients.

Then, add everything to the mix and, having put your pastry on a pie tin (lined with baking parchment paper), you can add the mix to the tin and put it in the oven.
This one takes a bit longer (about 40 minutes to an hour to bake) and you need to let it cool down a bit when you take it out. But when it's ready to go, you'll look like a great cook!

Get the recipe format version, here.

5. Brownies

This one is the quickest recipe ever!
You'll need: 200 grams of dark, cooking chocolate; 200g of butter; 3 eggs; 210g of sugar; and 100g of flour with a bit of baking powder.

First, you preheat the oven at 180º C. Then, you melt the chocolate with the butter in a container (you can use a double boiler or just melt it in the microwave - but if you do, heat it in two or three short goes as it will get hot and might spill or burst).

When it's close to melting, just mix it with a spoon so the chocolate and butter really dissolve and mix together.

After that, beat the eggs with the sugar in a mixer. Then, mix this with the molten chocolate and butter. Then, incorporate the flour with the baking powder in this mix.

Finally, having lined a rectangular cake tin with baking parchment paper, put the mix in the tin and put it in the oven. The brownies should be ready in 15-20 minutes.
When you take it out, wait for it to cool down to take it out of the tin and the parchment paper and then you can cut it into rectangles. Yum!

Get the recipe format version, here.


6. Pancakes

Everyone can make pancakes - pancakes are easy to make, delicious and you can eat it at any time of the day, be it breakfast, brunch, dessert or just a snack. Then, you can add multiple toppings, which is wonderful!

You don't need to use measurements when making pancakes, you can just do it by eye and add a bit of flour if you find that the mix is too liquid or add a bit more milk if it's too thick. But the recipe below has the measurements, in case you're not sure about the quantities.

In a container, you should mix: 2 eggs, a pinch of salt, 150 ml of milk, 150 grams of flour (with a teaspoon of baking powder) and 30g of sugar. Mix it all up with a spoon (some people use mixers, but come on, we're making pancakes, it's basically foolproof!).

Heat up a frying pan with some butter or oil (whichever you prefer) then add scoops of the mix for each pancake. They're ready when they're a shade of gold.

Happy cooking!

You Might Also Like