March 13 to 17, 2023: What to cook this week

Winter is coming to an end, but while we wait for barbecue season, here are 5 ideas for easy-to-make, delicious meals. On the menu: a vegetarian tofu and vegetable dish perfect for meatless Monday, a shrimp pad Thai full of exotic flavours and other suggestions that will appeal to everyone’s taste.

Monday: Stewed Vegetables with Tomato and Silken Tofu

This stewed vegetable recipe, made with bell peppers and green beans, takes advantage of what your pantry has to offer, including canned tomatoes and chickpeas. Serve with a cube of silken tofu in the middle of the plate, some sour cream and a sprinkle of dill for a complete, nutritious meal to feed the whole family.

Tuesday: Trout with Beet Salad

Fish comes in a great variety of species and there are thousands of recipes to prepare it. This makes it an ideal choice to feature regularly on your menu. In this case, you simply need to brown trout fillets in a skillet and serve them with a fresh and colourful beet salad that includes baby spinach and thinly sliced fennel.

Wednesday: Shrimp Pad Thai

The iconic dish of Thai cuisine, pad Thai is known and loved all over the world. For this version, stir-fry rice noodles and shrimp in a wok or large skillet with, among other ingredients, garlic, ginger and a crunchy peanut sauce. A real feast for everyone at your table!

Thursday: Sesame-Crusted Chicken Drumsticks

Need a budget-friendly meal idea? Save money by choosing chicken drumsticks. For this recipe, coat them in a mixture of sesame seeds, oil and brown sugar, then bake them in the oven for 50 minutes. A quick sweet and sour sauce completes the dish, which can be served with rice or vegetables.

Friday: Merguez and Marinated Fennel on Toast

Why not go for an easy-peasy recipe on Friday? With its lemon-mint mayo and marinated fennel garnish, this open-faced merguez sandwich is the perfect solution. A wonderful combination of lightly spicy, fresh and vibrant flavours—and a guaranteed hit for the whole family!

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