Episode 108

Det Burgers
Posted on September 23rd, 2010 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 108 « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 1  |  Submit Comment
Makes 4 servings… Hands-on time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 25 minutes My first official cooking job was in the midseventies at a bar in Ann Arbor, Michigan (where I went to college), called the Del Rio. They featured live jazz on weekends. It was a democratic place; all decisions were made by common vote and it felt like one big family. The food we cooked was not all that sophisticated – chili, hamburgers, Greek salad, and soups based solidly more »


Asian Turkey Burgers with Wasabi Sauce
Posted on September 23rd, 2010 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 108 « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 1  |  Submit Comment
Makes 6 servings… Hands-on time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 30 minutes Sure, ground turkey is a nice lean alternative to ground beef, but its very leanness guarantees that it will usually be quite dry. How to juice it up? Vegetables – in this case Napa cabbage, which gives off moisture as it cooks. The various Asian elements in the burger – soy sauce, ginger, and sesame oil – inspired me to complement it with Wasabi Sauce. Although authentic Japanese more »


Portobello Burgers with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola
Posted on September 23rd, 2010 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 108 « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 1  |  1 Comment
Makes 4 servings… Hands-on time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 30 minutes plus 1 hour marinating This is an absolutely wonderful meatless summer sandwich. In the center is a marinated and grilled Portobello mushroom cap. It is filled with melted Gorgonzola, topped with roasted red peppers, and lathered with just a little mayonnaise, the whole of it pinned down between slices of toasted garlic bread. What could be better? Try adding this item to the menu the next tme you’re more »