My Favorite Ten-Minute Meal

You get home from a very very long day, and are looking forward to having a nice meal before bed, but you really don’t feel like cooking. You all know what I’m talking about. So sometimes, we just resort to old favorites, and by favorites I mean ones you’ve had so many times you always keep the ingredients in your fridge just in case. Noodles with red sauce, macaroni and cheese, noodles with green sauce, chicken noodle soup, noodles with black sauce … maybe I should re-check the expiration date on that sauce. Anyway, you see my point. We go back to recipes because they’re easy. I have a recipe here for you that only has six ingredients! It takes about ten minutes and even though I eat it almost every other week, I still don’t eat it as much as I would like to. Here’s the recipe:

Sesame Salmon With Avocado

By Isabel Cruz, author of Isabel’s Cantina

  1. Cut 8 oz sushi-grade of salmon fillet into chunks. Heat 1 1/2 tsp dark sesame oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Cook salmon six minutes, turning.
  2. Whisk 2 tbsp soy sauce with 1 tbsp plus 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil.
  3. Dice 1/3 avocado into bite-size pieces.
  4. Toss 1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame seeds with fish, avocado and sesame soy mixture.
  5. Split fish mixture in half and spoon over 2 bowls, each containing 1/2 cup rice.

I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it.

If you don’t like fish, or try this and don’t like it, there are many other places to look for new and easy recipes, for example, the Chop Chop Cooking Club app. I really like the app because of how easy it is to find new recipes! It’s very kid-friendly and I think you will love it (and in case you were wondering, no one told me to endorse this, I just love the app). You can even access how-to videos and earn badges for cooking new recipes. Check out the app now at

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5 thoughts on “My Favorite Ten-Minute Meal

  1. Hey Henry, this is a good one and I actually do happen to have all of the ingredients,especially nice when it is -20 below!
    Xo Nan


  2. Looks like a good recipe to have. You are wise beyond your years, giving out information about recipes. I loved your line “kid friendly”. Even your Grandma and I could maybe do it. Keep up the good work. Always puts a smile on my face when I see your e-mail


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