Weeknight Winners®

These recipes aren’t all 30-or-fewer-minute meals, although many of them take no time at all. But these are all recipes that REAL home cooks make with REAL ingredients. None of those dump ‘n stir ditties that use 90% packaged ingredients with unpronounceable ingredients. They’re just as quick but infinitely more satisfying.

A skillet filled with shrimp with chorizo and toasted bread slices on the side.

Shrimp With Chorizo

What did our discerning testers say about this recipe? “Wildy satisfying.” “Zesty.” “Quick and tasty.” “A marriage made in heaven.” “A stunning nosh.” And they should know.

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Several pieces of beer-battered fish scattered across newspaper with fried onions rings and two glasses of beer.

Beer-Battered Fish

Crisply deep-fried and flaky, this fish is better than take-out. It comes together fast enough that it’s weeknight friendly and beer keeps the batter light, too.

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A small jar filled with butterscotch sauce with some dripping down the side and a lid in the background.

Butterscotch Sauce

Perhaps the easiest DIY gift ever, this 10-minute dessert sauce takes sugar, cream, and whiskey beyond the point of lusciousness.

A metal wok with a serving of char kway teow and a wooden spoon resting inside.

Char Kway Teow

Street food at its finest. This is the real deal, straight from Malaysia by way of this recipe and your local Asian grocery store.

A plate of warm arugula salad -- caramelized red onions, arugula, shaved Parmesan, and toasted pine nuts with a balsamic drizzle.

Warm Arugula Salad

Caramelized red onions. Pancetta. Pine nuts. A dribble of balsamic vinegar. Peppery arugula. Convinced yet?

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A tangle of baked fries on a rimmed baking sheet.

Baked Fries

We know. You’ve tried oven fries in the past and have been sadly, miserably, devastatingly disappointed by what you experienced. Try again.

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A small jar of Thai-inspired peanut dressing next to a bowl and jar of chicken salad.

Thai-Inspired Peanut Dressing

Perfect with all manner of salads, skewers, veggies, noodles, and more, this savory dressing doubles as a sauce. And a godsend on busy weekdays.

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Two halves of a tuna salad sandwich stacked on top of each other with some sliced pickles on the side on a white oval plate.

Tuna Salad Sandwich

Tuna fish sandwiches can be made with so many variations that there’s a version for everyone. Hank Shaw walks you through a few of his faves.

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A square cast iron skillet filled with sliced fried skillet potatoes for 2 on a grey oval metal platter.

Skillet Potatoes for Two

A swift stovetop version of classic pommes Anna, these sliced spuds are swaddled in butter, garlic, and Julia Child’s enthusiastic approval.