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Dinner Illustrated

Full Recipe List


Every recipe in this book has been designed and tested to ensure that it can be made in an hour or less. We obsessively timed ourselves as we developed the recipes and then rounded up to 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes based on how long they took, from gathering our ingredients to trying that first bite. We had our kitchen interns make each recipe to double-check the timing, and then we sent recipes to our home cook recipe testers to triple-check.

Dinner Salads

Chicken and Arugula Salad with Figs and Warm Spices 
Kale Caesar Salad with Chicken
Beet and Carrot Noodle Salad with Pan-Seared Chicken
Chicken Salad with Whole-Grain Mustard Vinaigrette
Grilled Thai Beef Salad
Wedge Salad with Steak Tips
Arugula Salad with Pears, Prosciutto, and Chickpeas
Arugula Salad with Steak Tips and Gorgonzola
Salmon, Avocado, Grapefruit, and Watercress Salad
Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad
Mediterranean Couscous Salad with Smoked Trout
Fennel and Bibb Salad with Scallops and Hazelnuts
Shrimp and Wilted Spinach Salad with Bacon-Pecan Vinaigrette
Shrimp and White Bean Salad with Garlic Toasts
Farro Salad with Sugar Snap Peas and White Beans
Quinoa Taco Salad
Bistro Salad with Fried Egg
Pita Bread Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber, and Chickpeas (Fattoush)
Marinated Tofu and Vegetable Salad
Chopped Winter Salad with Butternut Squash

Soups and Stews

Thai Chicken Soup
Garlicky Chicken and Orzo Soup
Chicken Tortilla Soup with Greens
Quick Turkey Chili 
Ginger Beef and Ramen Noodle Soup
Rioja-Style Potatoes with Chorizo and Peas
Kimchi Beef Soup
Sicilian Fish Stew
Thai-Style Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp and Rice Vermicelli
Chickpea and Kale Soup
Turkish Tomato, Bulgur, and Red Pepper Soup
Quinoa and Vegetable Stew
Caribbean-Style Swiss Chard and Butternut Squash Stew
African Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew
Black Bean Soup

Beef, Pork, and Lamb

Sichuan-Style Orange Beef with Sugar Snap Peas and Rice
Grilled Cumin-Rubbed Flank Steak with Mexican Street Corn
Grilled Flank Steak with Vegetables and Salsa Verde
Skirt Steak with Pinto Bean Salad
Grilled Skirt Steak and Poblano Tacos with Lime Crema
Skillet Steak Tips with Roasted Feta Potatoes and Mesclun Salad
Grilled Beef Skewers with Arugula Salad and Heirloom Tomatoes
Easy Steak Frites
Thick-Cut Steaks with Broiled Asparagus and Brown Butter Sauce
Perfect Cheeseburgers with Easy Grilled Coleslaw
Fennel-Crusted Pork Chops with Apples, Shallots, and Brown Rice
Roasted Pork Chops and Vegetables with Parsley Vinaigrette
Pan-Seared Thick-Cut Boneless Pork Chops with Peaches and Spinach
Sesame Pork Cutlets with Wilted Napa Cabbage Salad
Stir-Fried Pork with Green Beans and Cashews
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Tomato-Onion Salad
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Green Beans and Potatoes
Pork Milanese with Arugula, Parsley, and Parmesan Salad
Sausage and White Beans with Mustard Greens
Polenta with Sausage, Peppers, and Olives
Bratwurst Sandwiches with Red Potato and Kale Salad
Thai-Style Pork Burgers with Sesame Green Beans
Spicy Korean-Style Pork Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw
Chorizo, Corn, and Tomato Tostadas with Lime Crema
Lamb Meatballs with Couscous and Yogurt Sauce
Lamb and Summer Vegetable Kebabs with Grilled Focaccia
Grilled Harissa Lamb Burgers with Cucumber and Olive Salad
Sumac Lamb Loin Chops with Carrots, Mint, and Paprika
Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops with Zucchini and Corn Salad
Spicy Lamb with Lentils and Yogurt


Poached Chicken with Quinoa and Warm Tomato-Ginger Vinaigrette
Parmesan Chicken with Wilted Radicchio Salad
Chicken Katsu with Tonkatsu Sauce, Cabbage Salad, and Rice
Pan-Seared Chicken with Warm Mediterranean Bulgur Pilaf 
Stir-Fried Chicken and Broccoli with Herbs and Scallion Rice
Easy Chipotle-Orange Chicken Tacos with Radish-Cilantro Salad
Chicken and Caulifllower Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice
Crispy Chicken with Moroccan Carrot Salad
Apricot-Glazed Chicken with Chickpeas, Chorizo, and Spinach
Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken with Ratatouille
Pomegranate-Glazed Chicken with Warm Farro Salad
Chicken with Creamy Butternut Squash Orzo
Za'atar Chicken with Pistachios, Brussels Sprouts, and Pomegranate
Oven-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Chickpeas, Fennel, and Chermoula
Chicken Thighs with White Beans, Pancetta, and Baby Kale
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts and Carrots
Cumin-Crusted Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Rice
Thai-Style Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry
Chicken Mole with Cilantro-Lime Rice and Beans
Nepali-Style Chicken Curry with Basmati Rice
Chicken Leg Quarters with Cauliflower and Shallots
Crispy Chicken with Sauteed Radishes, Spinach, and Bacon
Roasted Chicken with Harissa and Warm Bulgur Salad
Honey and Garlic-Roasted Chicken with Pearl Couscous Salad
Mustard-Roasted Chicken with Warm Green Bean and Potato Salad
Paprika and Lime-Rubbed Chicken with Grilled Vegetable Succotash
Indian-Spiced Chicken with Grilled Naan and Radicchio
Teriyaki Chicken with Grilled Bok Choy and Pineapple
Turkey Cutlets with Barley and Swiss Chard
Crispy Skillet Turkey Burgers with Tomato-Feta Salad

Fish and Seafood

Roasted Salmon and Broccoli Rabe with Pistachio Gremolata
Sesame Salmon with Grapefruit Slaw
Black Rice Bowls with Roasted Salmon and Miso Dressing
Glazed Salmon with Black-Eyed Peas, Walnuts, and Pomegranate
Salmon Tacos with Collard and Radish Slaw
Salmon Burgers with Asparagus and Lemon-Herb Sauce
Braised Halibut with Coriander Carrots and Pearl Couscous
Lemon-Poached Halibut with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes 
Cod in Saffron Broth with Chorizo and Potatoes
Pan-Seared Cod with Herb-Butter Sauce and Roasted Green Beans
Thai Curry Rice with Cod
Cod Cakes with Garlic-Basil Aioli and Arugula-Celery Salad
Blackened Snapper with Sauteed Spinach and Black Rice
Roasted Trout with White Bean and Tomato Salad
Seared Tuna Steaks with Wilted Frisee and Mushroom Salad
Swordfish Kebabs with Zucchini Ribbon Salad
Grilled Swordfish with Eggplant, Tomato, and Chickpea Salad
Pan-Seared Scallops with Sugar Snap Pea Slaw
Lemony Shrimp with Orzo, Feta, and Olives
Seared Shrimp with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime Quinoa
Garlicky Roasted Shrimp with Napa Cabbage and Orange Salad
Quick Paella
Clams with Pearl Couscous, Chorizo, and Leeks


Grown Up Macaroni and Cheese with Swiss Chard
Bucatini with Peas, Kale, and Pancetta
Linguine with Broccoli Rabe, Capers, and Lemon
Skillet Penne with Chickpeas and Cauliflower
Garlicky Spaghetti with Basil and Broiled Tomatoes
Spaghetti with Spring Vegetables
Spaghetti with Fried Eggs, Asparagus, and Bread Crumbs
Penne with Butternut Squash and Radicchio
Penne with Chicken, Artichokes, Cherry Tomatoes, and Olives
Farfalle with Crispy Prosciutto and Peas
Pasta with Sausage, Kale, and White Beans
"Baked" Ziti with Spinach and Sausage
Ricotta Gnocchi with Garlicky Cherry Tomato Sauce and Arugula
Fideos with Chickpeas, Fennel, and Kale
Garlicky Shrimp Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Tarragon
Linguine with Mussels and Fennel
Scallops Fra Diavolo with Fennel and Linguine
Soba Noodles with Roasted Eggplant and Sesame 
Sesame Noodles with Snow Peas, Radishes, and Bell Peppers
Japanese-Style Yakisoba Noodles with Beef
Rice Noodles with Crisp Tofu and Cabbage
One-Pan Shrimp Pad Thai
Pad Kee Mao with Pork (Drunken Noodles)
Vietnamese Lemon Grass Beef and Rice Noodles
Red Curry Noodles with Shrimp, Summer Squash, and Bell Peppers
Rice Noodle Bowl with Pork and Scallions


Farro Bowl with Tofu, Mushrooms, and Spinach
Hearty Pearl Couscous Bowl with Eggplant, Spinach and Beans
Quinoa Bowl with Mushrooms, Swiss Chard, and Tahini-Lemon Dressing
Crispy Falafel Pitas with Chopped Salad
Polenta with Broccoli Rabe and Fried Eggs
Spiced Red Lentils with Cauliflower and Cilantro
Lentils with Roasted Broccoli, Goat Cheese, and Pine Nuts
Skillet Burrito Bowl
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos with Avocado Crema
Corn and Green Chile Quesadilla with Romaine and Avocado Salad
Braised Spicy Chickpeas and Turnips with Couscous
Spring Risotto with Peas, Asapragus, and Arugula
Vegetable and Orzo Tian with Garlic Toasts
Grilled Portobello Burgers with Smoky Red Potatoes
Chickpea Cakes with Endive and Orange Salad
Black Bean Burgers with Roasted Carrots and Jalapeno Mayo
Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes and Cream Sauce
Broccoli and Feta Frittata with Watercress Salad
Baked Eggs with Tomatoes, Feta, and Croutons with Spinach Salad
Individual Cheese Souffles with Frisee and Strawberry Salad
Cauliflower Tacos with Mango-Cabbage Slaw
Barbecue Tempeh Skewers with Grilled Romaine
Pesto Flatbread with Artichokes, Olives, and Arugula
Mushroom and Gruyere Crostata with Bibb Lettuce Salad
Lavash Pizzas with Cauliflower, Fennel, and Coriander
Roasted Eggplant and Mozzarella Panini with Simple Greens
Stir-Fried Eggplant with Garlic-Basil Sauce
Tofu Banh Mi
Sichian Braised Tofu with Rice (Mapo Tofu)
Crispy Tofu with Warm Cabbage Salad
Spicy Tofu and Basil Lettuce Cups