One Pan, Two Plates: More Than 70 Complete Weeknight Meals for Two

One Pan, Two Plates: More Than 70 Complete Weeknight Meals for Two

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by Carla Snyder
     
 

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One pan + fresh ingredients = dinner for two! With an emphasis on reducing prep time and the usual sinkful of dishes, cooking instructor Carla Snyder serves up the ideal couple's guide to simple, complete, and truly delicious meals—imagine Balsamic Braised Chicken Thighs with Figs and Creamy Polenta or Thyme-Rubbed Salmon with Shallots and Caramelized

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One pan + fresh ingredients = dinner for two! With an emphasis on reducing prep time and the usual sinkful of dishes, cooking instructor Carla Snyder serves up the ideal couple's guide to simple, complete, and truly delicious meals—imagine Balsamic Braised Chicken Thighs with Figs and Creamy Polenta or Thyme-Rubbed Salmon with Shallots and Caramelized Cauliflower "Risotto"—that can be made in one skillet, in less than 60 minutes. With recipes for home-cooked pasta, grains, sandwiches, beef, pork, chicken, and seafood, plus wine or beer pairings for each dish, One Pan, Two Plates will nourish couples, from newlyweds to empty nesters, every night of the week.

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Publishers Weekly
The tried-and-true workhorse of pans is the cast iron skillet, and cooking instructor Carla Snyder elevates the heavy-duty fry pan to an innovative level for the home cook in this collection of main dish recipes. Simple, hearty, and nutritionally complete, each one-pan wonder is made from scratch and fresh ingredients. Cooks need only utilize a few basic techniques—browning, braising, and sauce reduction—for single skillet cooking. Efficient in terms of preparation and cleanup (30 minutes to 1 hour per dish), Snyder's one vessel method yields two time-saving and satisfying plates. Recipes present a "range of cuisines" from India, Mexico, Thailand, France, and China, each with a protein focus, featuring "the meat-centered meals we all associate with dinner." Yellow Curry Chicken with Green Beans and Potatoes offers a sweet, spicy dish. Black Cod Fillets poached in Five-Spice Broth are rounded out with bok choy and Udon. There are risottos and pasta dishes, too. Wine pairings accompany each dish, and Snyder's "Kitchen Counter Points" provide tips for increasing cooking speed and success. This "streamlined" and uncomplicated approach to delivering weeknight meals promises to reduce stress and enable cooks to create a comforting culinary adventure for two—in one pan. Good review. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452106700
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
92,264
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Carla Snyder has spent the past 30 years in the food world as a caterer, artisan baker, cooking school teacher, culinary team-building company owner, freelance food writer, and co-author of five cookbooks, including the James Beard– nominated Big Book of Appetizers. She lives in Ohio.

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One Pan, Two Plates: More Than 70 Complete Weeknight Meals for Two 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BobMinTX More than 1 year ago
Daughter and son-in-law recommended this book. They love to cook. Not all recipes are to my liking, but there are plenty that I do like. I would definitely recommend it for you cooking library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this ebook on my nook & my first cast iron Lodge pan from Target. I have been wanting to give my wife a break from making all the family meals & wanted to treat her to a special meal - up to this point most of my experience has been standing in front of the grill. I made my wife the fettucinne & scallops & she loved it. She's ready for her next dish. Highly recommend this book.
Meri52 More than 1 year ago
I'm enjoying cooking just enough for two. Quick and easy and delicious.