5-Day Dinner Meal Plan with US Potatoes

5-Day Dinner Meal Plan with US Potatoes


Hello there mommies!

What’s for dinner, Ma? That’s a big question absentmindedly asked by anyone in our family every single night and I know in yours too. This easy and common question can actually be hard and taxing for many moms with so much at hand. Hence, the simple solution is to come up with a meal plan for the week.

The good thing about having a meal plan, is that it'll allow you to cook meals within your budget, eat healthy, save time, , add variety to your food and most of all lessen your stress.

So today, I’m going to share with you my carefully crafted 5-day dinner meal plan. I’ll  be making 5 dinners with US Potatoes as the main ingredient.

Potatoes as we all know are the most versatile of all veggies that blessed the Earth. Its culinary prowess can go well with anything, whether its haute cuisine, home cooking or even backcountry camping cooking. They’re not just versatile tubers, they’re also energy and nutrients-packed to let your family perform their best and power your kids for the day.

In this meal plan, we’re going to use US Potatoes in all of our recipes. I love US Potatoes because they’re family farm grown in the US. The farmers that grow these potatoes follow strict guidelines set by the US seed certification system, thereby producing high quality potato product every time.

So let’s start cooking!


MONDAY  DINNER

Curried Chicken with US Potatoes
Curried Chicken with US Potatoes 

For Monday, we’re going to cook chicken curry. The many spices and herbs that composed curry will make a dish the most aromatic and flavour-rich plate you can ever prepare and serve your family. I love curried food, they’re so full of flavour, but when I cook it at home I bring the curry level down to a minimum because the kids  aren’t fans of the heady aroma.

This recipe is actually very versatile. When you master the sauce-making part everything else follows. You can use fish, shrimps or mixed seafood, especially sea shells on this one. But today, we’re going to use chicken.

This is one of my family’s favourites and I’m going to share this with you hoping this will find a place onyour tables too, one day soon.

So let’s get cooking!

Curried Chicken with US Potatoes ingredients
Curried Chicken with US Potatoes ingredients

Russet US POTATOES, cubed
Russet US POTATOES, cubed


CURRIED CHICKEN with US POTATOES 

Ingredients:

300 gms. Chicken, cut into squares
2 pcs US Potatoes, cubed
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into cubes
1 finger ginger, cut into strips
2 tbsp curry powder
1 stem lemongrass, bundled
3 stalks of celery, cut into four parts
3 cups coconut milk
1 cup water
2 tbsp olive oil
2 sprigs of parsely to serve
Fish sauce seasoning and Pepper to taste

Instructions:

In a large wok, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, red bell pepper and ginger. Stir-fry until onion softens.

Add in chicken and US potatoes. Simmer a bit and add in water, curry powder and bell pepper. Cover and bring to a boil until fragrant. Simmer until the potatoes are tender.

Add the coconut milk then season with fish sauce and pepper and let it boil for about 5 minutes.

Add in celery, let it simmer a little bit more and reduce fire to low. Plate and garnish with parsely.

Have the freshly cooked rice ready, enjoy!



TUESDAY DINNER

For Tuesday’s dinner we’re going to make another very easy recipe.

We’re quite  lucky we live a short ride away from the wet market.Oftentimes,  I get to catch fresh seafood from my ‘suki’.

So today’s dinner is ...


PAN-GRILLED TANGIGUE and US POTATOES

Ingredients:

2 slices of spanish mackerel or tangigue (add more if you have many in the family)
1 lemon, quartered
2 tbsp parsely, chopped
2 US Potatoes, quartered
10 spears of medium asparagus
1/4 cup butter

Marinate:

2 cloves garlic, finely minched
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp oyster sauce
Salt and Pepper
a quarter of the lemon


Instructions:

Marinate Tangigue at least 30 minutes before cooking with the marinate ingredients. Just mix them all together and  let it stand.

Boil US potatoes until fork tender, drain and set aside.

Set grill pan over a stove and drizzle with olive oil. When hot enough, grill the fish, turning each side until it’s done.

In a separate skillet, drop in the butter and add potatoes and asparagus (You can add in more veggies if you want – like pre-trimmed baguio beans, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, corn cob, carrots or whatever is available in your kitchen. Just blanche and put them all together in the skillet).

Season with salt and pepper.

Plate, garnish with parsely and enjoy!





WEDNESDAY DINNER

CHILI-GARLIC SHRIMPS with US POTATOES
Chili-Garlic Shrimps with US POTATOES


This recipe has been one of my culinary bestsellers. I love cooking this for any occasion I have a chance to. Not only are shrimps supply plenty and constant, this recipe is also super easy and require less time to prepare.

You will need only few ingredients on this one, hence, cooking this recipe can be very convenient. Plus it’s so good, your family will surely love it.

So let’s start cooking!

Chili-Garlic Shrimps with US POTATOES Ingredients
Chili-Garlic Shrimps with US POTATOES Ingredients


Russet US POTATOES, quartered
Russet US POTATOES, quartered


CHILI-GARLIC SHRIMPS with US POTATOES

Ingredients:

¼ cup butter
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 regular-sized red onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, strips
3 siling labuyo, crushed
1 small thumb ginger, strips
2 US Potatoes, quartered
400 gms. fresh shrimps (reduce amount if you want less)
1 cup water
2 sprigs parsely, finely chopped
Fish Sauce and Pepper to taste


Instructions:

Clean and remove shrimp hairs, (if you prefer to remove head, do so) let it drain.

Boil US Potatoes until fork tender, when done, drain the water.

In a skillet, pour at least 3 tablespoons of cooking oil. When the oil is hot enough, put in the boiled US Potatoes with the cut part down. Give it a golden brown texture and remove from fire. Then set aside.

In a separate pan, drop in the butter. When melted, sauté onions until translucent; Add in the minced garlic, sauté until edges turn browny and crisp then drop in the rest of the spices.

(You can add more chilli if you want a stronger spicy kick. You can also use powder or any other chilli condiments you have in your pantry)

Add in the shrimps, fish sauce, pepper to taste and water. Cover the pan and let it simmer for 10 minutes or until the shrimps turn all pink.

Turn in the potatoes (If you want other extender, you can add boiled sweet corn in a cob)

Plate, garnish with parsely and enjoy!


THURSDAY DINNER


GARLIC BUTTER US POTATOES and CHICKEN

Ingredients:

6 pcs. regular size US Potatoes, quartered
1/4 cup butter
7 garlic cloves, minched
300 gms. chicken fillet
5 sprigs of dill, minced
½ lemon, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil

Instructions:

Boil quartered US Potatoes until fork tender.

When cooked, drain and let it stand for about 10 minutes to dry out the water. Drizzle the cooked potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. In a pan, pour in at least 3 tbsp of olive oil and place US Potatoes cut down. Give it a nice golden brown crisp texture. When achieved, remove and set aside.

Cut chicken into thin slabs. Season the chicken with lemon, salt and pepper to taste.

In another pan, melt butter over low heat, put in the garlic until it edges turn crisp. Sear in the chicken until golden brown.

Toss in the potatoes and chopped dill.

Enjoy!



FRIDAY DINNER

Cos-Blue Pea with US POTATO Crouton Salad in Dijon-Honey Vinaigrette
Cos-Blue Pea with US POTATO Crouton Salad in Dijon-Honey Vinaigrette


Today I’m going to share my staple salad that I’ve mastered. The dressing recipe is a constant but I change and exchange salad ingredients whatever is freshly available in my kitchen. The blue ternatea vine at our sideyard is in full bloom, so I’m having a few flowers on my salad today.

So let’s start tossing!


Cos-Blue Pea with US POTATO Crouton Salad in Dijon-Honey Vinaigrette Ingredients
Cos-Blue Pea with US POTATO Crouton Salad in Dijon-Honey Vinaigrette Ingredients

Russet US Potatoes
Russet US Potatoes, cubed


COS-BLUE PEA with US POTATO CROUTON SALAD in DJON-HONEY VINAIGRETTE

Ingredients:

Salad:

2 heads Romaine lettuce, chopped
¼ cup of fresh blue ternatea flowers
1 pc. US Potatoes, cubed crouton size
1/2 cup seedless grapes, halve
1/2 cup Davao pink pomelo, sectioned
¼ cup of toasted walnuts
½ Alfalfa sprouts
Extra virgin olive oil

Dressing:

½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
Dash of Pepper


Salad Instructions:

Wash and chop Romaine lettuce. If you have a salad spinner, spin the leaves to remove thoroughly excess water. If you don’t have just wash it ahead of time and let it stand in a colander to drain water completely.

Wash and halve the grapes. Section pink pomelo. Toast lightly the walnuts.

Fry US Potato cubes  until crisp and light brown, do not char the potato.

Frying US Potato croutons:

Place a medium non-stick skillet on a high heat, pour in 3 tbsps. of Olive Oil  (I don’t use butter because it burns easily) when the oil begins to smoke, put in the cubed US Potatoes. Pan fry it until it turns crisp and golden brown. Do not char the potatoes. When done, let it cool a bit and toss it immediately in the salad.


Dressing Instructions:

Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Or place it all in a covered jar and shake well.

Toss all ingredients and dress your salad.  Bon Appetit!


About US POTATOES:

US potatoes are family farm grown and follow strict guidelines set by the US seed certification system to ensure that every potato product is of highest quality. U.S. Potato growers employ highly scientific techniques for monitoring soil, water content and plant nutritional needs. Once harvested, U.S. potatoes are stored in carefully designed facilities that ensure the ideal temperature, lighting, humidity and ventilation to preserve the potato’s quality.

US Potatoes are widely distributed in leading supermarkets in the Philippines. They come as fresh, frozen and dehydrated.

For more of US Potatoes and other delicious potato recipes, please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PotatoesUSAPhilippines/




8 comments

  1. thank you for these recipes I will share this with my mom, she is the one ho cooks for us kasi. I am not a kitchen person hehe but looks delicious and healthy yung mga recipe mo mommy

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    1. They are Jo and they're easy to make.. thanks for dropping by :)

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  2. I love your flatlayouts. :) My kids are potatoheads, taking the Austrian palate more seriously than that of a Filipino's :/ - can't blame though since that's a staple...that's why this post is a hit to them. Potato everyday! Thanks for sharing...hope I could try all of these yummy recipes soon.

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    1. thanks sis, grabe effort sa flatlay hahaha... we're just learning to make this potatoes as alternative to rice lately... and the Pinoy kids at home love it.. can't blame your kiddos, they're exposed to that food culture.. that's why :) thank you for the visit.

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  3. Omg I love potatoes, my substitute for rice! Your recipes makes me hungry and crave for more potatoes. Including the sweet potatoes (or kamote).

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    1. WE do kamote Blair every weekend lang pagbreakfast .. kasi di kaya pag regular working days.. nakakahiya sa katabi yung growling stomach wala pa lunch time.. hahaha

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  4. I have yet to try the chili-garlic shrimps with potatoes. Sounds interesting! My husband loves shrimps and I usually make sweet chili and garlic shrimps but I don't mix in anything else. The potatoes would be a good twist. :D

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  5. Interesting recipes. All looks delicious and must try! Can we use normal grown potatoes?

    Just love your detailed recipes.

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