Our Best Fast Dishes Ever!

Eight months ago we challenged our Test Kitchen Staff to cook up the best fast dishes ever.

The Test Kitchen's Best Fast Dishes Ever
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The Test Kitchen's Best Fast Dishes Ever

If there’s one thing we’ve heard consistently over the past 25 years, it’s this: You want your healthy food fast. The quick recipe that really satisfies is cherished above all others. Sometimes it’s a recipe that uses inherently fast-cooking ingredients. But even more dazzling is one that uses smart techniques to infuse a dish with the rich flavors that usually require hours on the stove. Every recipe devised for this challenge had to receive one of our top scores. These were the champs. Prepare to be amazed.

White Sea Bass with Orange-Fennel Relish

This dish is inherently quick but stands out because of its vibrant flavors and textures: juicy orange sections and floral rind, fruity Castelvetrano olives, crunchy fennel, and red onion. Executive Food Editor Ann Taylor Pittman says, “The key here is a superrich, unctuous fish, which will taste special and pair well with the bright, fresh relish.”

View Recipe: White Sea Bass with Orange-Fennel Relish

*By fast we mean 30 minutes or less, using regular kitchen tools and appliances. 

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