When I’m starving after work, I want a fast meal with no-fail technique. Roasted salmon is uber-tender and has a delicate sweetness. It’s also an easy wowza for company. —Jeanne Ambrose, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
When the weather gets chilly, warm up friends and family with this easy-to-prepare entree from our Test Kitchen. Topped with feta cheese and laced with a hint of wine, the aroma as it simmers will make mouths water!
TIP: Look for tomato paste in a tube--it's great when you just need to use a tablespoon or two, and it keeps for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Here's the Asian way of chopping ginger: Scrape off the skin with the edge of a small spoon. Then cut it into very thin slices across the grain. Lay the slices in a single layer on half of a sheet of plastic wrap; fold the other half over the ginger. Pound the ginger slices with the flat side of a meat mallet. They'll separate into natural fibers. Scrape them together and chop them into small pieces. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
“I’ve been making this appealing appetizer pizza for years, and it’s still goes over big at family get-togethers and potlucks,” says Ann Stanton of Treasure Island, Florida. “I often make three or four at once and keep them in the freezer to serve unexpected company.”
Our Test Kitchen developed this appealing recipe that's ready to serve in less than 30 minutes. Before you scoot out the door, treat yourself to these mild, flaky fillets topped with spicy black beans.
“This is such a speedy, no-fuss and delicious way to prepare fish!” raves Barbara Sharon of Plymouth, Wisconsin. “My son started requesting this 'fish with crackers' as a little boy, and he still asks for it as an adult today.”
If you like stuffed fish, this recipe is the way to go. It’s so easy to assemble and cooks in just a few minutes in the microwave. Try it with chicken instead of sole, if you prefer, for a meal that’s equally good. –Robert Bishop, Lexington, Kentucky
I used to make this in the oven, but then I discovered that microwave lets me enjoy it even faster. It's a pretty dish to serve company. In fact, many of my friends and family now cook this at home. —Nancy Daugherty, Cortland, Ohio
“I’ve been making this super-fast microwave dish for 20 years,“ shares Vicki Ruiz from Twin Falls, Idaho. “It couldn’t be easier or more delicious, and I always get compliments…even from people who don’t normally like fish!“
VICKI’S TIP. “Any leftovers make great salmon patties the next day. Simply add an egg and cracker crumbs to hold the salmon together, then fry in butter until both sides are golden brown.”