A Simple Approach
Far too often when we think of cooking dinner we think of all of the complexities that go into making it. The long list of ingredients, the elaborate recipes, the time it takes. It can be disheartening, especially when you’re tired and hungry. Well it doesn’t need to be this way. Sure, there will be dishes that will take more time and effort than others, but there are a ton of simple recipes that can be thrown together with a few key ingredients and be equally, if not more, impressive.
When you’re dealing with a simple dish the quality of the ingredients becomes much more important. Fundamentally there is less preparation, so the flavor and texture of the ingredient is front and center. So if you’re cooking something like a steak, maybe swing by your local butcher shop instead of going to a super market. That said, you can get a perfectly fine steak at the grocery store, but if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, or if you want a second opinion, trust the experts.
The amount of preparation, or lack thereof, is critical to keeping things simple and letting the delicious ingredients do their part. For example, with a whole fish you could filet, debone, sear and roast it, or you could season it, stuff it, and cook it whole. Either would turn out exceptionally well, but with the latter you’re spending less time prepping meaning a simpler, quicker dinner. It’s the best of both worlds - simple and delicious.
If you’re new to the site, or even new to cooking for that matter, don’t be intimidated with cooking a nice meal. Embrace it. It’ll be the only 20 minutes of the day where you won’t be looking at your phone every other second, and you’re rewarded with an amazing meal at the end. Follow our lead and it’ll be simple, stylish, and satisfying.