Every day across the country, home cooks hear a chorus of "what's for dinner?" as hungry family members peer into bubbling pots and sizzling pans. Let's face it: We all need easy dinner recipes for quick dinners. There's always excited anticipation behind the question, since now that Americans have embraced cuisines from around the world, dinner can mean anything. Next time you're searching for dinner ideas, don't default to meat and potatoes - these days you're just as likely to see sizzling shrimp fajitas and spicy Thai curry on the dinner table. No matter what's on the plate, dinnertime is a rare opportunity to sit together around the table rewinding the day and enjoying good food. And that's delicious.
For a low-fuss, light dinner idea that could just as easily wow the members of your book club or woo the object of your affections over candlelight, consider learning how to cook salmon. Cooked just right, salmon has a simple, understated elegance. This heart-healthy fish is also a great source of protein and essential omega-3 fatty acids, so it's good for you, too. You may want to make it your catch of the day any time you're feeling more in the mood for surf than turf.
Pan fry flour-dusted chicken cutlets to score a satisfyingly crunchy exterior that remains even after being drizzled wtih the garlic and caper sauce.
Cauliflower florets transform into tasty, poppable nuggets after you toss them with a tablespoon of olive oil and roast. Serve solo as a side dish or dip in buffalo sauce or ketchup for kids.