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 wasabi 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 grilling more »