Like everyone, sometimes I need to keep dinner very simple, so thought I’d share 3 of my best quickie food fix ups.
#1 Pacific Brand Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup (TJ’s brand can’t compete)
1 large shallot, minced
1 heaping teaspoon of smoked paprika
Sauté the shallot in a 3 quart pan in a tablespoon of olive oil until soft
Add the smoked paprika and sauté for a couple minutes
Add the soup (FYI the packaging is asceptic) and let simmer 5-10 minutes.
If I have sherry in the house I’ll add about 2 tablespoons at this point and simmer just to incorporate the sherry
Garnish or not with whatever you like)
We just had this last night with grilled cheese on sourdough and it was freaking delicious and easy for game night. (Go Seahawks)!!
I’ve also served it at dinner parties, and everyone oohs and ahs over it.
#2 Potsticker Soup
1 quart chicken stock
Pour the broth into a 3 quart pan and heat to boiling
Add potstickers and simmer until done
Remove from heat and add 2-3 handfuls of baby spinach
Add soy sauce and toasted sesame oil to taste, Siracha, etc
When the spinach is wilted, you’re good to go.
Also good with sliced mushrooms, green onions, thin sliced celery or water chestnuts
#3 Ravioli Lasagne
Frozen ravioli of your choice
Grated mozzarella cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese
Pasta sauce of choice (marinara, Alfredo or whatever you like.
Layer as you would for traditional lasagne and bake.