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Cold Pea Soup with Shrimp and Carrot Salad
Posted on October 2nd, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 403 « Featured Recipe « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 4  |  Submit Comment
Cold soups generally leave me cold. They just seem like an excuse for a cold drink. But this one is an exception. Prepared with all the prescribed accoutrements, curried shrimp, shredded carrots, and toasted nuts, this dish is a perfectly refreshing warm-weather meal. Makes 4 servings Hands-on time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 25 minutes plus chilling time   Ingredients… 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup) 3 cups shelled fresh or defrosted frozen peas more »


Two-Melon, Proscuitto and Feta Salad
Posted on October 2nd, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 403 « Featured Recipe « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 4  |  Submit Comment
Melon and prosciutto is such a refreshing summertime appetizer that I wondered if there was a way to make it entree-hearty without ruining its essential appeal. I did it by adding watermelon and feta cheese to the lineup. These two play together beautifully – the sweet watermelon and the salty feta hand in hand, so to speak. And the smoked paprika in the dressing pulls all the elements together. (If you don’t have time to track down the smoked paprika,… more »


Watermelon Screwdrivers
Posted on October 1st, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 402 « Featured Recipe « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 4  |  Submit Comment
Serves 4 to 6 Hands-on time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 4 1/2 hours (Due to freezing) Ingredients 1 pound cubed watermelon flesh, about 5 cups 1 quart orange juice, preferably fresh 3/4 cup vodka or to taste Directions… Remove all the seeds from the watermelon and place in a blender. Blend the melon until liquid. Pour into an ice cube tray. Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours. In a pitcher, combine the orange juice and vodka. Place 3 more »


Asian Chicken Salad with Carrot Ginger Sauce
Posted on October 1st, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 402 « Featured Recipe « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 4  |  Submit Comment
This recipe was an excuse for me to repurpose the super-refreshing carrot salad dressing served at sushi restaurants. You’re welcome to substitute peanuts for the almonds, and cooked broccoli for the sugar snap peas. The “uncooked” ramen noodles add crunch, sort of like an Asian crouton. Many people don’t know it, but there’s no reason not to eat those noodles straight out of the bag, as they’ve already been cooked (fried actually) before you buy them. If you’d prefer an… more »


Bruschetta al Tonno
Posted on October 1st, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 402 « Featured Recipe « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 4  |  Submit Comment
Everyone loves Italian food, especially The Husband. When we go out to eat, Italian is his number one choice and one of his favorite Italian spots is Tre Dici, a tiny little neighborhood spot with a terrific chef, Giuseppe Fanelli. We love Giuseppe’s gutsy down to earth food. It is elegantly prepared and served but somehow it always feels to me like a home cooked meal, like I am sitting around the table at someone’s house. I knew he would… more »


Duck Tacos
Posted on September 30th, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 401 « Featured Recipe « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 4  |  Submit Comment
I was plenty happy to meet rotisserie chicken, but now I have found rotisserie duck. Rotisserie duck, like rotisserie chicken, should be one of the home cooks favorite cheating ingredients. It’s tasty and it’s good to go. If you don’t want to eat it heated, straight up, you can shred it and use it any number of recipes – sandwiches, soups, salads, etc. I have added Southwestern spiced to shredded duck meat here, and then piled it into a crispy… more »


Mushroom Enchiladas
Posted on September 30th, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 401 « Featured Recipe « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 4  |  Submit Comment
Makes 4 Servings  Hands-On Time: 25 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 40 Minutes Ingredients… 1 1/2 pounds portobello mushrooms (about 6 medium to large) 3 T fresh lime juice 2 t ground cumin Kosher salt 1/4 c plus 1 T vegetable oil 3 garlic cloves, 2 unpeeled 3/4 pound plum tomatoes (about 3 medium) 1 medium unpeeled onion Freshly ground black pepper Eight 8-inch flour tortillas Half a 4 ½ ounce can chopped green chiles 1 ripe Hass avocado 1/2 c more »


Peach and Blackberry Dessert Tamales
Posted on September 30th, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 401 « Featured Recipe « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 4  |  Submit Comment
This is a brilliant recipe invented by Suzie Trivisonno, my new friend from Charlotte, North Carolina who entered our locavore competition last summer and submitted what we felt was the most original recipe using ingredients from 50 miles near her home. I was so happy to visit Charlotte and her lovely home with its beautiful garden (complete with resident turtles!) and learn how to make tamales.     Makes about 24 tamales Ingredients 1 Pound dried corn husks For the … more »


Blueberry Pot Stickers
Posted on July 24th, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Desserts « Featured Recipe « Recipes  |  Submit Comment
Summertime is blueberry time, and with local berries abundant in markets right now, it is the perfect time for blueberry desserts. To learn more about this special North American berry, go to USDA Blueberry Blog. Here is an easy blueberry dessert that will surprise and delight family and guests. I have always been a huge fan of the Chinese dumplings known as pot stickers. They’re wonton wrappers filled with pork or shrimp, crisped up in a pan, steamed, re-crisped, then… more »


Blueberry Yogurt Pie
Posted on July 12th, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Desserts « Featured Recipe « Recipes  |  Submit Comment
July is Blueberry Month and with local berries arriving in markets right now, it is the perfect time to enjoy some. Go to USDA Blueberry Blog to learn more about this special North American berry. When we came up with the idea for this Blueberry Pie recipe, I was worried because yogurt is so watery and so tart. I just didn’t see how we were going to get the right texture or flavor. Then my recipe tester suggested using Greek… more »


Aunt Alice’s Blueberry Muffins
Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Breakfast « Desserts « Featured Recipe « Miscellaneous « Recipes  |  Submit Comment
One bite of these muffins and I’m transported back in time to my childhood visits with Aunt Alice and Uncle Pat and my cousins at their summer place in Kittery Point, Maine. On those evenings when Alice herself wasn’t cooking up something wonderful, the whole rowdy bunch of us would trek down the road to the Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier. A dock with picnic tables, Chauncey Creek features almost none of the amenities that might qualify it as a restaurant.… more »


Flammekueche or Tarte Flambée
Posted on June 12th, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Entrees « Featured Recipe « Recipes  |  Submit Comment
For the article about my trip to France, I was asked, “How will you implement what you saw/ate in your work in the U.S.?” My answer, “
I want to . . . reproduce a very tasty Alsatian dish we were served on the boat, flammekueche or tarte flambée, sort of like a quiche lorraine pizza.” (That is, in addition to playing with the chestnut liqueur I brought home.) You’ll find more about this classic Alsatian dish and the recipe… more »


Nectarine and Plum Upside-down Cake
Posted on June 4th, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Desserts « Featured Recipe « Recipes  |  4 Comments
This is a variation of the 10-minute Basic Yellow Cake that you’ll also find in the Easy Desserts chapter of Sara’s Secrets for Weeknight Meals…. It takes a little longer because you have to slice and arrange the fruit, but it is really worth it. You could use all nectarines, all plums, or throw peaches into the mix. When fresh stone fruit are in season there’s no better time to try this easy summer dessert. Makes 9 servings Hands-on more »


Rick’s Barbecue Sauce
Posted on May 27th, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Featured Recipe « Miscellaneous « Recipes  |  Submit Comment
My cousin-in-law, Rick Bzdafka, frequently cooks for the large crowd spending holidays at our family’s farm. A very talented cook and the soul of affability, Mr. Rick always whips up two separate batches of his barbecue sauce, mild and very spicy. (Note the variations.) Whatever your preference, you’ll find that this versatile sauce is equally delicious on grilled chicken, ribs (See Slow-Roasted Spiced Baby Back Ribs, Sara Moulton Cooks at Home…, page 96), as well as your favorite barbecued more »


Berry Rice Pudding
Posted on May 22nd, 2014 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Desserts « Featured Recipe « Recipes « Uncategorized  |  Submit Comment
I love rice pudding, as does the husband, but I am certainly not going to make it from scratch on a weeknight. However, there is a good chance you have leftover rice every so often from a take-out meal, and this would be a very tasty way to recycle it. Makes about 6 servings Hands-on-time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 10 minutes 1 1/2 cups cooked leftover long-grain white rice or my Simple Boiled Rice 1/2 cup ginger marmalade 1/2… more »