Recipes

Cold Dinners That Are Easy To Make And Delicious

Cold Dinners: Vichyssoise, potato, and tuna salad, salmon tartare, omelet pie, carpaccio, Salmorejo good ideas for cold dinners when the heat is on and nothing fancy something hot.

1. Vichyssoise

The classic vichyssoise, one of the soups and cold creams of a lifetime, fits perfectly if you are looking for frozen dinners.

How to make vichyssoise. Clean and wash 2 leeks and 1 spring onion. Tear them up and saute them. Add 3 diced potatoes and saute 2 more minutes. Add 1.5 liters of vegetable stock, salt, and pepper and cook everything together for about 30 minutes.

Remove from the heat, crush until you get cream, and pass it through the Chinese if you want it to be more beautiful. As a garnish for this vichyssoise, we have put some toasted ham strips and some parsley leaves.

2. Salmon Tartar

Tartar (a dish made with minced, raw, and marinated meat or fish) is another ideal option for cold dinners. We have done this with marinated salmon.

But you can also do it with raw salmon, as long as you freeze it previously for 72 hours to neutralize the dreaded Anisakis (a parasite that can be harmful to health).

How to make salmon tartar. Take a kitchen ring and fill it with cubes of marinated salmon, egg, stew, avocado, and finish with another layer of salmon. You can serve it on a pancake or some toast and accompany it with a watercress and tomato salad dressed with a little oil.

3. Potato, Tuna and Egg Salad

Here you have the classic potato, tuna, egg, and tomato salad. Since it is served cold most of its ingredients are cooked; it is not indigestible at night.

How to make potato salad. As a base, put some boiled or steamed tender beans and accompany them with cooked potato, raw tomato wedges, fried egg, and canned tuna. As a dressing, you can make an old mustard vinaigrette with chopped red onion.

4. Russian Salad

Russian salad is another classic of cold dinners. You can have it prepared in advance and accompany it with breadsticks, toasts, nachos.

How to make Russian salad. Cook potatoes, carrots, green beans, and peas. Mix them with homemade mayonnaise, boiled egg, and canned tuna. And decorate with strips of piquillo pepper, peeled shrimp, and sliced ​​hard-boiled egg.

5. Salmorejo

Another possible cold dinner is to prepare a Salmorejo, this kind of gazpacho typical of Cordoba made with tomato and bread, and whose main hallmark is that it is very thick, as much as mayonnaise. Here we have accompanied it with mango taquitos, but it is also very delicious with boiled egg, fried fish or, for example, tin sardines (which are very playful and are very healthy),

How to make Salmorejo. It is made by crushing peeled tomato and a dense bread and seasoning it with garlic, oil, and vinegar. If you want all the details, follow the easiest Salmorejo recipe that never fails.

6. Tortilla Cake

Tortilla cake is terrific when you are looking for cold dinners. You can have it prepared in advance, and it also fits as a party dish. And if it is made with vegetables, it helps you incorporate a good dose of this essential food into your diet.

How to make omelet cake. Curd several medium-sized tortillas (potato, spinach, pepper ) and assemble them like a cake putting cottage cheese (which we have done here), mayonnaise or tomato sauce between floors.

7. Rice Salad

Apart from being one of the stars of summer salads because you can take them everywhere, rice salads like this one are ideal for cold lunches and dinners.

How to make a rice salad. Cook white rice, drain and let cool. Add some cooked and peeled shrimp. It incorporates cooked ham and pineapple cut into cubes, and drained corn. Mix everything well and add little chopped chives, season with salt and pepper, drizzle with oil and stir.

8. Stuffed Eggs

Another dish that fits as an appetizer or cold dinner is stuffed eggs. These are the ones of a lifetime, stuffed with tuna and mayonnaise. But you can also make them with tomato sauce, prawns, Russian salad.

How to make stuffed eggs. Cook the eggs in steaming salted water for 10 minutes. Remove them, refresh them, peel them, cut them in half lengthwise, and remove the yolks being careful not to break the whites.

Squeeze the yolks with a fork and mix it with drained and crumbled tuna and a bit of mayonnaise. Fill the whites with the mixture and decorate with grated egg yolk.

9. Scalded With Anchovies

The scald is a traditional dish of Catalan, Aragonese, Valencian and Murcian cuisine based on roasted vegetables, which is usually combined with anchovies, eggs, sardines, and serves as a unique dish and cold dinner.

How to make roasted with anchovies. It’s about making a pepper, eggplant, and onion roast and accompanies it with anchovies and cooked quail eggs.

10. Beef Carpaccio

Carpaccios are very common in cold dinners because they are always served chilled and accompanied by salad, rice, quinoa, and sauteed vegetables to get a unique dish.

This is beef, but it is also made from fish, such as salmon or cod carpaccio, for example, or from fruit and vegetables: mushrooms, tomato, mango, pineapple, cucumber.

How to make beef carpaccio. The piece of meat is wrapped in kitchen film, put in the freezer for around 30 minutes so that it hardens slightly, and then cut into fillets as thin as possible with a well-sharpened knife.

Once cut, it is put on a plate with parmesan flakes, a thread of olive oil, and lemon juice

11. Salmon Sushi

Another classic of cold dinners is sushi (makis, nigiri, uramaki ). But if you do not desire to complicate your life, you can make a more comfortable version of this smoked salmon sushi burger.

How to make salmon sushi burger. It is about preparing the traditional sushi rice or a slightly past white rice so that it is more compact and make a layer of rice, one of the avocado slices, another of strips of smoked salmon and finish with one of rice.

12. Cod Croquettes

Since they can be consumed both hot and cold, croquettes cannot be missing from cold dinner lists. You can have them made to proceed and accompany them with vegetable cream, salad, rice.

How to make cod croquettes. Prepare a bechamel sauce, add desalted and crumbled cod, mix, and season with salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes. Add chopped parsley, mix and cook a few more seconds.

Let it warm, take small portions, and give them a rounded shape with wet hands. Pass the croquettes for beaten egg and then for breadcrumbs or, if you want to provide it with an oriental touch, panko, or very minced shrimp bread. Fry them with hot oil being careful not to burn them. And serve them hot or cold.

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