Episode 101

Quick Asparagus Lasagna
Posted on May 19th, 2011 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 101 « Featured Recipe « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 1  |  Submit Comment
This is a recipe for spring, even though you can buy asparagus from South America out of season. Asparagus is tastier if you buy it locally and in season. All the thicknesses are fine with me; from pencil-thin spears to thick stalks. However, I recommend that if the asparagus is thicker than, say, one-third of an inch, you should peel it from right below the tip to the end of the stalk. Break off the woody section of the stems more »


Ricotta Gnocchi with Sauteed Cherry Tomato Sauce
Posted on September 23rd, 2010 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 101 « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 1  |  Submit Comment
Makes 4 servings… Hands-on time: 25 minutes with Sauteed Cherry Tomato Sauce, 15 minutes with bottled sauce Total preparation time: 40 minutes with Sauteed Cherry Tomato Sauce, 35 minutes with bottled sauce These are a snap to make (especially compared to the more traditional potato gnocchi.) You put a pot of water on to boil, throw all the ingredients into the mixer, and then drop small mounds of dough into the water. It is a rustic dish; the gnocchi can more »


Annie’s Favorite Pasta
Posted on September 23rd, 2010 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 101 « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 1  |  Submit Comment
(Cartwheel Pasta with Breakfast Sausage and Creamy Tomato Sauce) Makes 4 servings… Hands-on time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 35 minutes When I told my sister Annie that I’d begun working on a new cookbook, she insisted that this time I had to include her all-time favorite pasta dish. Adapted from one of our most-loved Italian cookbooks, it is flavored with regular old breakfast sausages, tomatoes and cream. In typical non-Italian fashion, I significantly increased the amount of sauce in more »