Short on time? We've got you covered with quick and easy recipes complete with time-saving tips.
Time-saving Tip: Traditional risotto takes time and effort to devleop tender, velvety rice. We used a shortcut—but with two flavorful, melty cheese, you'll get the same creamy results.
- Recipe: Salmon with Quick Spring Risotto
Time-saving Tip: Buy washed-and-sliced veggies pre-packaged or at the salad bar to keep prep time to a minimum.
Time-saving Tip: Cook the pasta ahead of time and store in an airtight container. When ready to use, heat the pasta into a microwave-safe bowl for a few minutes, making sure to stir at regular intervals.
Time-saving Tip: The mango pico de gallo can be made up to a day ahead, and is tasty not only on fish, but chicken and pork as well.
- Recipe: Sweet-and-Spicy Salmon Tacos
Time-saving Tip: This salad is even better after the flavors have had a chance to meld, so make ahead, plus take any leftovers for lunch the next day.
- Recipe: Poppy Seed Chicken Salad
Time-saving Tip: Forgo the halibut if you’re really pressed for time; the soup has enough hearty ingredients to fill you up.
- Recipe: Halibut Minestrone
Time-saving Tip: Peel and slice the ginger beforehand—it will keep in the fridge for up to one week. Peeled ginger will last 2-3 months if stored in a sealed jar, covered with dry sherry, and refrigerated.
- Recipe: Thai Coconut Soup
Time-saving Tip: The parsley and lemon aïoli turns an already flavorful fish into a knockout. Make the sauce ahead of time to let the flavors meld.
Time-saving Tip: Pre-cut slices of mozzarella keep prep time low. These flavorful sandwiches will cook in just six minutes.
- Recipe: Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches
Time-saving Tip: The topping can be made ahead of time. Then simply heat the oil, and get cooking on the salmon for dinner in a snap.
Time-saving Tip: Using your favorite prepared pesto makes cooking this luscious cream sauce easy.
Time-saving Tip: Buy washed-and-sliced veggies to keep prep time to a minimum. At most markets, you can find quick-cooking rice noodles on the Asian or international foods aisle.
- Recipe: Ginger Chicken Noodle Bowls
Time-saving Tip: Combine the salmon mixture in a bowl, cover, and chill for hours until you're ready to make the burgers.
- Get the recipe: Salmon Burger
Time-saving Tip: Canned tomatoes and jarred, pre-pitted olives help bring this savory sauce together in no time.
- Get the recipe: Grilled Tuna with Mediterranean Sauce
Time-saving Tip: Thinner cuts of the steak will cook in 15 minutes, so try to stick with ¾ inch thick slices.
- Recipe: Flank Steak with Lemon Fennel
Time-saving tip: The sweet-and-smoky citrus sauce is great with chicken or shrimp, too. Whip up and jar a few extra servings for another meal.
Time-saving Tip: Feel free to substitute store-bought breadcrumbs for the homemade version if you're short on time.
Time-saving Tip: Whip up the salsa dressing and store in jar. Shake well before tossing it with the baby greens.
Time-saving Tip: Because the shrimp need to be chilled after cooking, this recipe is perfect for making the night before.
Time-saving Tip: To speed creation of the butter mixture, let the butter sit at room temperature for about an hour before starting prep.
- Recipe: Roast Cod with Garlic Butter
Time-saving Tip: Use fresh pasta in lieu of packaged, dry pasta to cut your cooking time in half.
- Get the recipe: Fresh Pasta and Zucchini with Ricotta Salata
Time-saving Tip: Use the same skillet to cook shrimp and sauté the vegetables to reduce clean-up.
- Recipe: Shrimp Scampi Linguine
Time-saving Tip: Save time during the week by prepping chicken—by either grilling, roasting, or poaching it—on the weekend. Then, simply reheat, and add to soups, salads, or sandwiches.
- Recipe: Chicken-Mango Chopped Salad
Time-saving tip: Pickle the cucumbers beforehand to save time and optimize flavor.
- Recipe: Best Beach Burger
Time-saving Tip: The Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade can be made up to 2 days before serving―make extra if you want a dip for fresh veggies or a spread for crackers. You can portion the fish on your broiling pan early in the day, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, then wrap and chill until ready to cook.
Time-saving tip: Prep all of the vegetables the night before, so everything is ready to go when you want to start cooking.
- Recipe: Broiled Shrimp and Scallops
Time-saving Tip: This dish is perfect to make with leftover fish from a previous meal. Although the recipe calls for tuna, you can use any fish you have available.
- Recipe: Mediterranean Tuna Wrap
Time-saving Tip: The marinade doesn’t contain a lot of citrus, which could over-tenderize the shrimp, so go ahead and prep the kebabs the morning before.
- Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Kebabs
Time-saving Tip: Substitue a microwave-safe bag of white rice for the sticky rice.