Weeknight Gourmet Dinners: Exciting, Elevated Meals Made Easy

Weeknight Gourmet Dinners: Exciting, Elevated Meals Made Easy

by Meseidy Rivera


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The Busy Chef’s Guide to Next-Level Dinners

Take your weeknight dinners from same-old to spectacular with The Noshery founder Meseidy Rivera’s stand-out recipes. Thanks to her ingenious quick-prep options, easy sheet pan meals and set-it-and-forget-it Instant Pot and slow cooker dinners, readers can make gourmet level-meals without spending all night in the kitchen.

Try mouthwatering mains like All the Herbs Roast Chicken Breast, which preps in just minutes. Take your weeknight pasta dish up a notch with Creamy Brown Butter Tortellini and Goat Cheese Stuffed Shells with Honey and Chorizo. You can even plan ahead for your especially busy nights by making ultimate hands-off dishes like Slow Cooker Tamarind Sticky Ribs overnight or in the morning before you leave for work, so dinner’s ready right when you walk in the door!

With Weeknight Gourmet Dinners, even the busiest of chefs will finally be able to come home from work and make a delicious, elegant dinner in minutes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645670483
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 07/21/2020
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Meseidy Rivera is the founder of The Noshery. A graduate of Platt College Culinary Institute, she has worked as a culinary assistant to Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman. Her recipes have been featured in The New York Times, Bon Appétit, BuzzFeed and more. She currently lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Carns à la Gourmet 13

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Shells with Honey and Chorizo 14

Instant Pot Risotto à la Carbonara 17

Fontina Cheese Waffles with Cremini Mushroom Sauce 18

Creamy Polenta with Tomatoes and Baked Eggs 21

White Cheddar Dutch Baby with Arugula and Watercress Salad 22

Anchovy, Caper and Bread Crumb Pasta 25

Creamy Brown Butter Tortellini 26

Peach and Burrata Farro Salad 29

Japanese Fried Rice 30

Saffron Tortilla Española with Spanish Chorizo 33

Spicy Asian Noodle and Herb Salad 34

Chicken so Fly 37

Sheet Pan Miso Butter-Rubbed Roast Chicken 38

Crispy Za'atar Chicken and Cauliflower 41

Chicken and Pâté Banh Mi 42

Ginger Chicken Meatball Ramen 45

Bloody Mary Pepper Bacon-Wrapped Chicken 46

Instant Pot Piri Piri Chicken Wings 49

Ras el Hanout Chicken with Prune and Olive Tapenade 50

White Wine-Poached Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce 53

Grapefruit and Pink Peppercorn Cream Chicken Thighs 54

All the Herbs Roast Chicken Breast 57

Orange and Whiskey-Glazed Chicken Thighs with Roast Cherries 58

Moo, Baa and Oink 61

Herb Lamb Chops with Roast Eggplant Israeli Couscous Salad 62

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine Short Ribs 65

Slow Cooker Tamarind Sticky Ribs 68

Herb Pork Chops with Blackberry Sauce 71

Spiced Lamb Meatballs and Harissa-Spiced Yogurt Dipping Sauce 72

Mole Pork Tacos 75

Instant Pot Braised Lamb with Apricots and Dates 76

Instant Pot Classic Bolognese 79

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon 80

Slow Cooker Crispy Five-Spice Pork 83

Skirt Steak with Orange and Shallot Gremolata 84

Perfect Herb and Butter New York Strip 87

The Perfect Charcuterie Board 88

From the Sea 91

Whole Roasted Chimichurri Red Snapper 92

Whipped Ricotta and Sardine Toast 95

Shrimp and Coconut Green Curry 96

Mussels with Orange, Fennel and Black Olives 99

Slow-Roasted Lemon Butter Dill Salmon and Asparagus 100

Smoked Salmon Tostadas with Chamoy 103

Vadouvan Shrimp with Mango-Herb Salsa 104

Smoked Trout and Rye Panzanella 107

Crab and Chile Mango Lettuce Wraps 108

Guava and Pineapple Shrimp 111

Kicking Sidekicks 113

Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Jalapeño Honey 114

Roast Sweet Potatoes with Tahini Dressing 117

Roast Carrots with Gochujang Glaze 118

Crispy Rosemary and Beef Tallow Potatoes 121

Mediterranean Tomato Salad with Za'atar Pita Chips 122

Instant Pot Anchovy Butter Whipped Potatoes 125

Crispy Broccoli with Lemony Yogurt 126

Cannellini Beans and Pancetta 129

Potato Salad with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette 130

Edamame Succotash 133

Charred Zucchini with Pesto 134

White Bean and Asparagus Salad 137

Sweet Endings 139

Cherry and Dark Chocolate Galette 140

Sweet Plantain and Coconut Whipped Cream Crepes with Dulce de Leche 143

Polenta Budino with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote 144

Tahini Bread Puddingwith Vanilla Sauce 147

Red Wine-Poached Figs with Whipped Mascarpone 148

Upside-Down Peach-Ricotta Microwave Cake 151

Brown Butter Apple Tarte Tatin 152

Mexican Hot Chocolate Pots de Crème 155

Blackberry and Peach Ginger Clafoutis 156

Lavender and Meyer Lemon Pound Cake 159

LEVELING UP by Making Ahead 161

Instant Pot Roasted Bone Broth 162

Slow Cooker Pork Rillettes (Rustic Pâté) 165

Preserved Lemons 166

Cured Egg Yolks 169

Quick-Pickled Veggies 170

Chimichurri 173

My Favorite Basil Pesto 174

Whole Roasted Garlic 177

Compound Butter: Miso, Anchovy, Herb and Lemon Dill 178

Clarified Butter, Ghee and Brown Butter 179

Acknowledgments 182

About the Author 185

Index 186

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