A Flash in the Pan: Fast, Fabulous Recipes in a Single Skillet

A Flash in the Pan: Fast, Fabulous Recipes in a Single Skillet

by Brooke Dojny, Melanie Barnard
     
 

The most useful piece of cookware in any household is a good heavy skillet. Bon Appetit's Brooke Dojny and Melanie Barnard share their extensive culinary experience with this indispensable kitchen helpmate to create a collection of entrees so delicious it's hard to believe they only need one pan and 30 minutes or less to get them to the table. Serving up a meal of

Overview

The most useful piece of cookware in any household is a good heavy skillet. Bon Appetit's Brooke Dojny and Melanie Barnard share their extensive culinary experience with this indispensable kitchen helpmate to create a collection of entrees so delicious it's hard to believe they only need one pan and 30 minutes or less to get them to the table. Serving up a meal of Garlic Shrimp Marbella can be just that easy. Same goes for Corned Beef Hash the old-fashioned way. From down-home favorites like Beer-Battered Fish 'n' Chips to more exotic fare like Curried Couscous with Chickpeas and Dried Fruits, now dinner can be ready in, well - a flash in the pan!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Elaborating on the meal-in-a-pot theme, Dojny and Barnard (AMA Family Health Cookbook) offer quick recipes that can be cooked in a skillet, which they redefine to include the saute pan. The authors, who write a monthly column for Bon Appetit magazine, begin by advising how to choose the right cookery. Lemon Asparagus Chicken Stir Fry, for instance, can be cooked in minutes in a heavy skillet, as can Cumin-Crusted Pork Paillards with Mojo Pan Sauce; Tuscan sausages and Cannellini Beans on Arugula is best sauteed in a deep, covered pan. Caruso's full-color photos beautifully display such dishes as Thai Fish Bouillabaisse, which is made with coconut milk and red curry paste, or Pan-Seared and Braised Veal Chops Provencal. Dojny and Barnard also cover plenty of timesaving meatless dishes, such as Tunisian Eggplant and Chickpea Ragout; Meatless Mexican Monte Cristo sandwiches; and several varieties of the ultimate skillet meal, the omelet. (July) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Dojny and Barnard, who have collaborated on more than half a dozen cookbooks, also write Bon Appetit's "30-Minute Main Courses" column. Although this book is not a spin-off of the column, it's in the same vein, with 100 easy recipes that are quick enough for a weeknight meal but often perfect for entertaining as well. Take, for example, Peppered Filets Mignons with Brandy and Blue Cheese, for example, or Fennel-Crusted Pork Chops and Charred Lemons. The headnotes include menu suggestions, and the authors also provide lists of staples to have on hand in "The Flash Pantry." For most collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811835787
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Brooke Dojny and Melanie Barnard write the monthly column Every-Night Cooking for Bon Appetit magazine. They have coauthored numerous cookbooks together and are also frequent contributors to a variety of food and lifestyle magazines. Both live in Connecticut.

Maren Caruso is a San Francisco-based photographer whose work also appears in The New Complete Coffee Book (0-8118-2867-0).

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