10 Quick-prep Dishes

Trust us, you can make impressive and flavorful dishes in a jiffy.

September 21, 2012 | by Klarisse Joseph

Here are 10 ideas to get you started!
                       Yummy.ph | Food Stories | 10 Ideas: Quick-prep Dishes               A quick dish to whip us is this Almighty Sardine. See tip #3 to know more.

1  Luxurious breakfast
Take the popular bacon-and-egg breakfast duo a notch higher by sandwiching it between puff pastry. Gone are the days when you'd have to make puff pastry from scratch—it's now readily available in your favorite specialty food stores. Brush the pastry with egg wash and bake for 10 minutes. While baking, poach the eggs in boiling water, and cook bacon, ham, Spam, or corned beef until done. Place egg and breakfast meat in between two pieces of puff pastry. Breakfast is served! RELATED recipes: Chicken a la King in Puff Pastry Shells, Mini Sausage Puffs, Bacon and Egg Florentine, Easy Eggs Benedict

2  Tortilla on pizza crust duty
Baking pizza dough takes a bit of time. Why not use a tortilla wrap instead? It tastes great and cooks fast! Just take a tortilla and place it on a nonstick pan over medium-low heat. Let both sides brown. Spread tomato sauce on one side then add your favorite pizza toppings such as ham, pineapples, and mozzarella cheese. Once the cheese has melted, your pizza is good to go! RELATED recipes: Deli Pizza, Pizza Dough  pizza recipes, How to Knead Dough by Hand

3  Almighty sardine

Sardines come in many varieties! Most often, they are eaten with warm, fragrant rice or used as a spread on any type of bread. This time, try your favorite bottle (ours is Spanish sardines in hot corn oil and tomato sauce) on angel hair pasta. The sardines’ spicy kick adds complexity to the flavor profile of the dish. Just a tip: Break sardines into pieces for an easier dining experience.
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4  Hefty and hearty sandwich
This filling sandwich takes only a few minutes to prepare! All you need are four ingredients: McCormick mushroom gravy, sukiyaki-cut beef, onions, and crusty bread. First, make the gravy according to package instructions and set aside. Cook beef with the onions in a hot pan, and place on warm, crusty bread. Pour gravy over the beef and top with another piece of warm bread. For the full recipe, visit CLICK HERE.
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5  Butter and garlic prawns

Who can resist a pretty plate of prawns? I sure can't! Some people think it's difficult to prep, but it's exactly the opposite. To get you started, clean, devein and butterfly prawns; cook in unsalted butter; and season with salt and pepper. In a pan, cook crushed garlic in butter just until butter coats garlic. Place the garlic and butter mixture on top of the butterflied prawns. Let the feast begin!
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6  One sweet and salty morning

Usually, maple syrup is drizzled on French toast with fresh fruit toppings. This time, try a sweet and salty combo: Swap out the fresh fruit for bacon! The saltiness of the crisp bacon is the perfect foil to all that sweetness. It's such a simple idea that's big on flavor.
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7  Tasty herbed chicken
Make gourmet chicken in no time using healthy ingredients! Good quality ingredients will do the trick without compromising on flavor. In a bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, basil, thyme, and rosemary; set aside. Dip chicken breast fillets in a mixture of egg, milk, and canola oil, then roll them in the herb mixture. Fry away!
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8  Better than steak sauce
Wish you could have something with steak other than the usual bottled steak sauce? How does mushroom gravy sound? Delicious, I think! Open up a can of mushroom soup and add a dash of liquid seasoning, stir until combined, then heat in the microwave. Your steak is now ready to be slathered with homemade mushroom gravy. 
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9  Featured sweet treat
Cake pops don't have to be storebought all the time. When you're in the mood to make and design your own, follow these steps: Begin by shaping leftover pound cake into small balls (the butter from the pound cake will hold the round shape in place). Insert lollipop sticks in the bottom of each cake ball, then dip in melted chocolate to prolong the shelf life. Roll pops in candy sprinkles and let chocolate set. Easy!
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10  Fancy fruit kebab
Entertaining? Try this: Using cookie cutters, cut ripe pineapple, kiwi, and watermelon; chill in the refrigerator. Thread onto skewers before serving. Island music not required.
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Photography by Patrick Martires |  Styling by Klarisse Joseph


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