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Shrimp Rolls

Start to finish: 40 minutes Servings: 4 4 ounces seedless cucumber, cut into ¼-inch dice (a scant cup) 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning 1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp (about 24- 26) ½ cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons…

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Pork Sliders

Makes 8 Sliders, 4 Servings Hands on Time: 30 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 30 Minutes Suggested accompaniment cabbage and pepper slaw 1/8 small green cabbage 1/4 small red bell pepper 1/4 c fresh basil leaves 1 medium scallion One 1-inch piece fresh ginger 1 garlic clove 1/2 pound lean ground…

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Greek Style Turkey Burgers

Start to finish: 45 minutes Hands on time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 5 ounces baby spinach Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 2 tablespoons minced seeded pepperoncini 1 tablespoon…

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On November 22nd I appeared on the Rachael Ray Show carving a holiday turkey.

Here is a link to the Rachael Ray Show segment where I demonstrate how to carve and serve your holiday turkey. I thought you might like to watch it as you get ready to carve your bird on the next special day.  

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You’ll find “Cozy Casseroles” in Episode 1007 of Sara’s Weeknight Meals.

On a cold night there is nothing more satisfying than a warm and hearty casserole. I’ve got a winner with my baked penne with prosciutto and gooey fontina because each person gets their own mini casserole. Another slam dunk – a filling chicken cassoulet. Then my buddy Ming Tsai has his own version…

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Baked Penne Pasta with Prosciutto and Fontina

Start to finish: 1 hour 30 minutes (25 active) Servings: 6 10 ounces penne pasta ½ teaspoon kosher salt plus extra for salting the water Olive oil for oiling the mini casseroles 3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into 1-inch pieces 3 ounces coarsely grated Italian Fontina cheese 1 ½…

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Duck Cassoulet

Serves 4 8 duck legs (legs plus thighs) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil 2 slices thick-cut bacon 2 medium onions, sliced thick Six 1/2-inch-thick slices peeled ginger, cut lengthwise from a 2- to 4-inch piece 1 serrano chile, halved lengthwise 3 medium…

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Chicken Cassoulet

Yields 4 servings Hands-on time: 35 minutes Total preparation time: 45 minutes 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 to 2 1/2 pounds) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 medium onion 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves or ½ teaspoon dried 1 tablespoon fresh…

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I saw “Julia” the documentary which debuted in movie theaters in early November. Watch for it in your area!

“JULIA” the documentary by Oscar-nominated ‘RBG’ filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West is just coming out on the big screen. The film debuted at the Lincoln Square and Angelika  theaters in NYC and two theaters in LA. There will be many, many more locations around the country in the following weeks.…

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“Eating With Friends,” Episode 1006 of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals,” makes entertaining stress free!

No need to sweat when company comes with my simple recipes. First, a Japanese Beef Fondue where guests cook their own meal in a flavorful broth. Then for dessert we have a make ahead Skillet Apple Pie, spiked with cranberries, topped with crumbled shortbread crust and drizzled with caramel. Find…

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