Prime Time Emeril: More TV Dinners from America's Favorite Chef

Prime Time Emeril: More TV Dinners from America's Favorite Chef

by Emeril Lagasse
     
 

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With more than 1,000 shows on the food television network, weekly appearances on Good Morning America, and guest spots with Rosie O'Donnell and Jay Leno, it seems that people can't get enough of Emeril Lagasse. Happily, here's Prime Time Emeril: More TV Dinners from America's Favorite Chef. It's another big helping of the food, the fun, and the man

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With more than 1,000 shows on the food television network, weekly appearances on Good Morning America, and guest spots with Rosie O'Donnell and Jay Leno, it seems that people can't get enough of Emeril Lagasse. Happily, here's Prime Time Emeril: More TV Dinners from America's Favorite Chef. It's another big helping of the food, the fun, and the man America has fallen in love with.

Now Emeril's fans can cook more of the dishes they've seen him prepare on prime time television — more than 150 of them. They're easy to understand and simple to follow, and the results are foolproof and pure Emeril.

Each chapter of Prime Time Emeril is filled with recipes, techniques, and tips to help you re-create Emeril's unique New American style of cooking right in your own home. These recipes feature his kicked-up favorites, including Chicken Drumettes with Blue Cheese Sauce and Emerilized Barbecued Oysters with Rosemary Biscuits. There are new twists on Louisiana classics, including gumbo, jambalaya, and beignets.

From his hometown of Fall River, Massachusetts, Emeril shares the food he loved best as a kid — recipes such as Hilda's Stewed Chicken, Madeira-Braised Short Ribs, and Lobster Portuguese-Style.

Re-create Emeril's amazing appetizers, including Spicy Duck Empanadas with Cilantro Cream or Singing Shrimp. How about a big bowl of steaming Monkfish Chowder or Rabbit, Andouille, and Wild Mushroom Gumbo? Kick it up more than a few notches with Mardi Gras Jambalaya, Tuna of Love, or Bamburgers. And Emeril has never been shy about dessert. Whip up one of his creations, such as Pumpkin Cheesecake, Cherry and White Chocolate Bread Pudding, or Mr. Lou's Chocolate Praline Pie.

So pick up this book and pick up a pan. You're ready for some prime time cooking with Prime Time Emeril.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060185367
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,398,456
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Emerilized Pilau

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Pilau and pilaf are first cousins! This dish, which can be rice- or bulghur-based, originated in the Near East. You begin by first browning the rice in butter or oil before adding water or stock. The dish can be variously seasoned and usually contains cooked chopped vegetables, meats, seafood, or poultry. It's easily prepared and can accompany a variety of foods. You'll really be surprised at how versatile it is. Be creative and add whatever chopped vegetables - like yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, green beans - you've got on hand, or whatever suits your fancy. The important thing is the proportion of liquid to rice.

1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 pound boiled ham, diced
1 1/2 cups finely chopped yellow onions
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
2 cups long-grain white rice
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions (green and white parts)
1/2 cup seeded and chopped tomatoes
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
1/2 cup frozen peas
3 1/2 cups Chicken Stock (page 2) or canned low-sodium chicken broth

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Melt the butter in a large ovenproof saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the ham and cook for 2 minutes. Add the onions, celery, salt, pepper, and bay leaves and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables soften, about 4 minutes. Add the rice and stir to coat. Add the green onions, tomatoes, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Stir in the peas and chicken stock. Bring to a boilover high heat.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and let stand, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.
  5. Before serving, fluff the rice with a fork.


Mississippi Mud Cake

Makes 1 Cake

This Southern classic combines coffee, bourbon, and chocolate for a delicious crowd-pleaser. For you chocolate lovers who may have watched our show on chocolate, this is a very simple cake to make. Top yours with some homemade ice cream - vanilla's my favorite.

1/2 pound (2 sticks) plus 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups bleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup bourbon
1 1/2 cups strong brewed coffee, cooled
5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Grease a Bundt pan with 2 teaspoons of the butter, then lightly dust with the cocoa.
  3. Sift the flour with the baking soda and salt into a bowl, and set aside.
  4. Warm the bourbon and coffee in the top of a double boiler or a stainless steel bowl set over a pan of simmering water for 5 minutes. Add the chocolate and remaining butter and cook, stirring, until melted and smooth, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Cool slightly.
  5. Using a whisk or an electric mixer, stir the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, into the chocolate. Add the vanilla and eggs, whisking to mix well.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour. (The cake will be slightly soft in the middle.)
  7. Remove from the oven and let rest in the pan for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Prime Time Emeril. Copyright © by Emeril Lagasse. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Meet the Author

Emeril Lagasse is a chef, restaurateur, and the author of eighteen bestselling cookbooks, including the recent Emeril's Kicked-Up Sandwiches and Sizzling Skillets and Other One Pot Wonders. He is the proprietor of thirteen award-winning restaurants across the country and is the host of The Originals with Emeril and Emeril's Florida, both airing on the Cooking Channel. He has been the food correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America for fourteen years. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children's educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts and promote nutrition and healthy eating.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of Birth:
October 15, 1959
Place of Birth:
Fall River, Massachusetts
Education:
Culinary degree, Johnson & Wales University
Website:
http://www.emerils.com

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