Episode 308

In Episode 308, I prepare double dinners that appear in entirely different roles on consecutive evenings.

My easy strategy for quick meals in Episode 308 of Sara’s Weeknight Meals is to cook once, eat twice. Spicy Roast Pork is a simple and delicious meal any night, but a visit with my brother to a Vietnamese food joint inspired me to turn that pork into delectable pork…


My Banh Mi

My brother Peter is a New York State Civil Court judge when he’s on the clock, and a devoted chowhound in his off-hours. One day about five years ago I went to meet Pete for lunch and he took me to a little hole-in-the-wall a short walk from his chambers…


Spicy Roast Pork

Whenever I’m looking for a lean cut of pork, I reach for the tenderloin. Not only is it very lean, it is, as named, ridiculously tender — just as long as you don’t overcook it. So I didn’t much mess with the meat in this recipe except to lather it…


Peking Duck Wraps

One evening, when I was cooking sautéed duck breasts, a favorite at our house, I thought of Peking Duck and wondered if I couldn’t dream up a quick version . Peking duck is a great classic of Chinese cuisine, “a dish fit for an emperor,” according to writer Emily Hahn,…


Bistro Duck Breasts

Recommended side dishes: coucous and butter braised baby carrots Makes 4 servings Ingredients 6 Peking duck breast halves Kosher salt 1 shallot, minced (about ¼ cup) 1 cup chicken broth ¼ cup dry red wine 2 teaspoons coarsely crushed black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 teaspoons water 2…