Week #2: Pick Your Next Ingredient

Brown Sugar-Glazed Pork & Buttery Corn

Well the votes are in, and @stylefare’s recipe for eggs, basil, and brioche was our readers’ choice for week one. Congratulations!

Now it’s time to look at week two. We’ll start by picking out the ingredient you want to cook with. Voting will be open from 9:00 AM EST today to 8:59 AM EST Tuesday. Here are your options for this week:

Chicken: Easily the most popular (and most often searched for) ingredient on RealSimple.com, this is a staple in most of our diets. Take a look at the most common cuts and how to best prepare them.

Beef: Another staple, beef is a great source of both protein and iron. Read up on the cuts you can easily find, as well as some of Real Simple‘s favorite ways to prepare it.

Pork: Whether as ham, pork chops, or bacon (always a favorite), pork can be an incredibly versatile pick. Learn about how to prepare different cuts here. (Plus check out the recipe shown above for Brown Sugar-Glazed Pork with Buttery Grilled Corn from our collection of 3-ingredient recipes.)

Shrimp: One of the easiest and tastiest seafood options, shrimp is a party favorite. Learn about the different kinds, and how to prepare them.

Tofu: Last, but not least, tofu is a great source of protein for both vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Find out which type (firm, silken, etc.) is best for which recipe.

And now, cast your vote!