Weeknight BBQ Chicken

This is an easy weeknight dinner and it is “finger lickin’ good!” The sweet and tangy BBQ sauce here comes from a recipe that Chef Alex Guarnaschelli attributes to her mom. Make a whole batch of this BBQ sauce and keep it in your fridge for lots of other meals, like wings, or burgers. If you don’t have time to make this BBQ sauce, you can always use one of your favorites.

Lemony Slaw

I love a tangy slaw with lots of lemon and crunch from the cabbage. This one hits the spot, especially eaten along with BBQ beef sandwiches. I like to use less mayo for a lighter version, and this one uses considerably less mayo than many others. If you like your slaw less crunchy let it sit for a few hours before serving.

Whole Grilled Fish

Do you grill in the winter? We do! And when I say “we,” I mean my husband. (He has been known to shovel a path in the snow to get to our grill…) This is a delicious fish dinner for those who are not scared of touching and looking at a whole fish - eyeballs and all! I love to make this with whole fresh rainbow trout, when I see it at the store. The flavor from the lemons and parsley, along with the smoky grill, give this dish just enough flavor, without overwhelming the fresh taste of fish itself.

Roast Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

Roast chicken is a classic, but this recipe, has all of those delicious “extras” that will transform this weeknight roast chicken into a feast. Years ago, I watched a video on Martha Stewart, ("Eden's Roast Chicken") featuring this recipe and I knew I would love it when I saw the roasted lemons, capers and olives. If your go-to section of whole foods is the olive and pickle bar, you will love one-tray roasted chicken with its lemony-salty flair.

Noki’s Moroccan Fish and Veggies

Our cousin from Israel once made this fish for us and it has become a regularly requested dinner in our family. Its middle-eastern spices along with the lemon juice and olive oil, transform a simple white fish into an exotic meal. As a bonus, you cook the whole thing on a sheet pan, which makes for a super easy cleanup. I like to serve this over couscous.

Lemon Zest and Garlic Potato Salad

This is a potato salad like you’ve never had before. As opposed to creamy and soggy potato salads from days or yore, this updated potato salad features crisp roasted potatoes and is bursting with fresh vibrant flavors.