Satisfying Entrees That Are a Cinch to Make

These days, the busy schedules and demands of life can make it difficult to prepare a home-cooked meal. While some mealtime solutions can help you get dinner on the table quickly, those options aren’t always satisfying. Fortunately, you can cook a hearty, homemade dinner in just a few minutes with the right ingredients on hand. For dinner in a flash that will stick to your ribs, give these three easy recipes a try.

Pan Seared Steak

Make sure you understand the different types of steak Flowood MS before you purchase a cut for this recipe; boneless with a little marbling and one to two inches in thickness is ideal. Pat it dry, season it generously and sear it in a cast iron skillet on high heat with a little oil. Finish with a pat of butter and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is lean, delicious and cooks up in less than half an hour, with most of that time being hands-off. Season it with salt and pepper and sear it quickly in olive oil for more flavor. Top it with a mixture of butter, garlic and herbs and roast it in a 425-degree oven for about 20 minutes, until it reaches a safe internal temperature. Rest it for a few minutes before serving.

Shrimp Scampi

Few things cook up faster than shrimp and this recipe is a succulent way to serve them. Sear shrimp in olive oil for about 1 minute per side, until they just start to curl and turn pink. Remove them from the pan and add butter, garlic, parsley and a splash of lemon juice or white wine to make a savory sauce. Add the shrimp back to the pan and toss them to coat and reheat before serving.

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The key to a quick and satisfying meal is choosing proteins and sides that cook quickly. Add a light salad and some couscous or pasta and you’ll have a hearty meal in minutes.