Five Five-Ingredient Recipes You Have To Try

After facing the demands of the day, you want a delicious meal without the hassle. So ditch the complicated recipes and long ingredient lists and make these dishes with five ingredients or less.

Red Curry-Glazed Salmon
Recipe from Real Simple

This heart-healthy fish dish is simple, satisfying, and easy to clean up.

4  5-ounce pieces salmon fillet
1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
Kosher salt and black pepper

Heat broiler. Place the salmon on a foil-lined broiler-proof baking sheet.

In a bowl, mix together the curry paste, oil, sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

Dividing evenly, brush the salmon with the curry paste mixture.

Broil until the salmon is opaque throughout, 5 to 7 minutes.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Breast with Roasted Green Beans
Recipe from Martha Stewart

This dish is so delicious, you’ll forget it only requires five ingredients.

4 ounces green beans, stem ends removed
2 teaspoons olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast half
3 thin slices prosciutto

Heat broiler of toaster oven (or oven). On toaster-oven pan (or a small rimmed baking sheet), toss green beans with 1 teaspoon oil. Season with salt and pepper, and push to one side of pan.

Season chicken with salt and pepper; wrap with prosciutto. Place chicken, seam side down, on other side of pan; rub with remaining teaspoon oil.

Broil until chicken is opaque throughout, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve chicken and green beans with a lemon wedge.

Pasta with Goat Cheese and Basil Oil
Recipe from Real Simple

The only thing better than pasta is pasta with goat cheese.

12 ounces gemelli or other short pasta
3 cups fresh basil leaves
½ cup olive oil
4 ounces crumbled fresh goat cheese
Kosher salt and black pepper

Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain and return it to the pot.

In a blender, puree 2 cups of the basil leaves with the oil until smooth; pour through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the solids.

Toss the pasta with the basil oil, goat cheese, the remaining 1 cup basil leaves, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

Simple Shrimp Glaze
Recipe from Cooking Light

This simple shrimp recipe will be a dinnertime hit.

Shrimp (1 ½ lbs., peeled and deveined)
Garlic cloves (2, minced)
Honey (2 tablespoons)
Lemon juice (¼ cup)
Dijon mustard (3 tablespoons)

Combine all ingredients except shrimp, and stir with a whisk. Thread shrimp onto skewers. Brush one side of shrimp with glaze. Grill for one to two minutes. Turn shrimp, brush with glaze, and cook two minutes or until shrimp are opaque.

Mustard-Crusted Turkey Breast
Recipe from Martha Stewart

This delicious dinner requires five ingredients for the entrée and one ingredient for the side.

1 pound (6 to 8 medium) carrots, peeled and cut on the diagonal into 2-inch lengths
3 teaspoons olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 boneless turkey breast half (2 pounds)
3 tablespoons whole-grain mustard, plus more for serving (optional)
1 pound broccoli, cut into large florets, tough ends of stalks trimmed, peeled, and sliced 1/4 inch thick

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss carrots with 1 teaspoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Push carrots to edges of baking sheet; place turkey in center, skin side up. Coat top of turkey with mustard; season with salt and pepper. Roast until beginning to brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

In a large bowl, toss broccoli with remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Season with salt and pepper; toss broccoli with carrots on baking sheet. Continue roasting, tossing vegetables once, until turkey is browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in center registers 165 degrees, 30 to 40 minutes.

Transfer turkey to a cutting board; tent loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest, 5 to 10 minutes. Slice turkey, and serve with vegetables, accompanied by mustard.


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