5 Dishes You Never Thought You Could Cook at Home

Surprise yourself in the kitchen and create meals you never thought you could cook at home with foolproof, chef-designed recipes from Plated.

There are a lot of advantages to cooking at home. For the most part, it’s healthier and more wallet-friendly than eating out, but it’s easy—and not uncommon—to get stuck in a dinner rut. (We all have that go-to dish, right?) Enter Plated—delivering seasonal, responsibly sourced ingredients and innovative, chef-designed recipes. Meals that might seem daunting or out of reach suddenly become accessible with no-fail, step-by-step instructions. Pork potstickers? No problem. Thai peanut chicken curry? Can-do. So next time you want a break from yet another night of tuna casserole, skip the restaurant. With Plated, before you know it, you’ll be creating (and enjoying) dishes you never thought you could cook at home.

Pork Potstickers with Sesame Spinach

Pork Pot Stickers with Sesame Spinach

What Asian take-out order would be complete without a side of dumplings? A staple of Eastern cuisine, pot stickers might seem hard to create—or maybe we’re just used to having them delivered along with our lo mein. But with this easy-to-follow recipe, you can make incredible pork pot stickers at home. Savory ground pork mixed with ginger and chives make up the filling for these dumplings, served with a side of fragrant sesame spinach.

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Feta-Stuffed Lamb Burgers
Feta-Stuffed Lamb Burgers with Cucumber & Greek Yogurt

The good ol’ hamburger: one of America’s essential eats and a mainstay of grilling season. The classic burger can be dressed up in a number of ways (a slice of cheddar, a coating of dijon) but why not take it a step further? This sophisticated twist on the burger adds lamb to the standard beef patty, along with scallions and herbs. Tender patties are then stuffed with crumbled feta and seared to juicy, melty perfection. As for the fixins? A bed of lettuce does double-duty as a bun stand-in, accompanied by a side of cucumber slaw tossed in lemony Greek yogurt dressing.

Thai Peanut Chicken Curry with Sticky Rice
Thai-Peanut Chicken Curry with Sticky Rice

For many of us, Thai cuisine conjures the vibrant colors and fragrant scents of coconut and curry. And with this essential recipe, you can whip up your own impressive curry in the comfort of your kitchen. Tender poached chicken lends depth to an easy-to-make peanut curry—a mix of creamy coconut milk, peanut butter, curry paste, lime, and brown sugar. Of course, no curry is complete without rice. This recipe features short-grain rice that becomes sticky when cooked, making perfect mounds for sopping up every last drop of coconutty goodness.

Asian Duck Confit Tacos
Asian Duck Confit Tacos with Cherries, Cucumber, & Miso-Chili Corn

Duck confit utilizes a centuries-old method of preparation that involves salt curing duck meat then cooking it in its own fat. Lucky for you, this recipe skips that part so you can get to the good stuff faster. Simply rub duck confit with Chinese spice and broil for five minutes, and voila! You’ll have succulent, tender duck to pile into corn tortillas along with salty-sweet hoisin sauce, scallions, and refreshing cucumber. Finish with a tart yuzu cherry salsa and pair with corn in the cob covered in umami-rich miso butter (homemade too, of course).

Cod en Papillote with Herb Butter
Cod en Papillote with Herb Butter, Farro, & Lemon Roasted Asparagus

Prepare to take your fish to another place (France, to be exact) with this recipe for cod en Papillote. Cod is oven-roasted inside of a sealed parchment pocket along with asparagus, lemon, herb butter, and white wine. This method of cooking allows flavors to commingle while creating concentrated steam—and a rather dramatic unveiling. With one swift tear, your cod and kitchen alike will be full of aromatic zest. Plus, you can simply transfer parchment to plate, making serving and cleanup a cinch. Top with chewy red rice and farro, and soak up the compliments for your culinary prowess.

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