Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders [NOOK Book]

Overview

In chef Emeril Lagasse?s tribute to one-pot wonders, he shows there?s nothing more satisfying than a hearty meal prepared in your most cherished pot or pan. Whether baked in a cast-iron skillet, braised in a Dutch oven, seared in a hot wok, or simmered in a slow-cooker, Emeril?s Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders serves up delicious meals to fit any pan or palate.

Go beyond your typical soups, stews, and casseroles to indulge in crave-worthy main courses like ?BLT? ...

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Overview

In chef Emeril Lagasse’s tribute to one-pot wonders, he shows there’s nothing more satisfying than a hearty meal prepared in your most cherished pot or pan. Whether baked in a cast-iron skillet, braised in a Dutch oven, seared in a hot wok, or simmered in a slow-cooker, Emeril’s Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders serves up delicious meals to fit any pan or palate.

Go beyond your typical soups, stews, and casseroles to indulge in crave-worthy main courses like “BLT” Risotto or New England-Style Fish and Shellfish Chowder, and comforting classics such as Cola-Braised Pot Roast with Vegetables and Southern-Style Chicken and Dumplings. Emeril also explores the spice trail with his bold twist on some of the world’s global traditions—Indian Karahi Chicken, Korean Kimchi and Beef Stew, and Mexican Pork and Red Chile Posole.

With more than 130 flavorful dishes and beautiful color photos throughout, Emeril’s recipes use foolproof techniques and staples from a well-stocked pantry to create filling meals that you’ll be proud to bring to the table. The perfect family dinner or star of your next potluck celebration is just one pot away!

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Emeril Lagasse is a Food Network star, a frequent TV show guest, and the 14-hour-a-day workaholic who presides over a huge "Emeril Empire," but he never forgets that cooking is where it all begins: "If the kitchen mechanics aren't right, nothing else will be right. Whether it's book or TV, or whatever the case may be, the backbone of what I do are my restaurants." That hands-on philosophy is what gives Lagasse's recipes the subtle touches that exemplify his personal style. This paperback original gathers scores of recipes for Emeril's favorite one-pot wonders.

Publishers Weekly
Celeb chef Lagasse's latest effort focuses on dishes that "come together" in a single pot while cooking "mostly unattended." If that hesitant word choice from the introduction gives the reader pause, the book's first recipe does not help. How can fettuccine with a crawfish cream sauce be prepared in a single pot? (Apparently by ignoring that a separate vessel is needed to boil the fettuccine.) The cream sauce and the crawfish, meanwhile, need fairly constant attention. Another cause for concern is that even though Lagasse provides more than 130 flavorful recipes for the single pot, to fully enjoy his offerings the home cook would need not only a skillet, a sauté pan, a baking dish, and a large soup pot, but also a wok, a Dutch oven, and a slow cooker. These last three appliances account for nearly half of the collection's page count, from which fully equipped chefs can try their hand at stir-fried squid with chili sauce, cassoulet with confit and garlic sausage that is cooked in stages over two days, or a simple pork and beans with garlic, bay leaves, and, of course, a healthy dose of Emeril's seasoning blend. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062101211
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,147,705
  • File size: 98 MB
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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.

Biography

Chef Emeril Lagasse received his first culinary experience from his mother, Hilda, when he was a boy growing up in the small town of Fall River, Massachusetts. As a teenager, he worked at a Portuguese bakery where he mastered the art of bread and pastry baking. Upon high school graduation, Lagasse was offered a full scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music, but decided to pursue a career as a professional chef. He earned his Doctorate degree through the culinary program at Johnson and Wales University. Lagasse then traveled to Paris and Lyon where he polished his skills and learned the art of classic French cuisine. Returning to the United States, Lagasse practiced his art in fine restaurants in New York, Boston and Philadelphia before heading south to the Big Easy. Lured to New Orleans by Dick and Ella Brennan, Lagasse established his star at their legendary restaurant, Commander's Palace, where he was executive chef for seven and a half years.

Lagasse is now the chef-proprietor of seven restaurants including three in New Orleans, two in Las Vegas, and two in Orlando. In 1990, Chef Emeril opened Emeril's Restaurant in the chic Warehouse District in downtown New Orleans. Two years later, he opened Nola Restaurant in the French Quarter. In 1995, Emeril brought his "New New Orleans" cooking to Las Vegas and opened Emeril's New Orleans Fish House, located in the monumental MGM Grand Hotel. In 1998, Lagasse opened Emeril's Delmonico Restaurant and Bar in New Orleans' historic Garden District. He opened two restaurants in 1999 -- in February, he headed down to Florida to open Emeril's Restaurant Orlando at Universal Studios City Walk and in May, he opened Delmonico Steakhouse is in the Venetian Resort/Hotel/Casino. In January 2003, he opened Emeril's Tchoup Chop (pronounced chop-chop) at Universal Orlando's Royal Pacific Resort. Emeril's Restaurant Atlanta is slated to open in summer 2003.

The recognition and awards he has garnered have made him known to food-loving Americans everywhere. His restaurants consistently win critical praise and top ratings. Emeril's Restaurant was dubbed "Restaurant of the Year" by John Mariani in Esquire magazine in 1990 and received the coveted Wine Spectator "Grand Award" in 1991. Also in 1991, Lagasse was named "Best Southeast Regional Chef" by the James Beard Foundation. Most recently, Emeril's Restaurant earned the prestigious Ivy Award. Nola has achieved the status of "Best New Restaurant" by Esquire magazine in 1993 and has been recognized nationally by Travel & Leisure, Traveler and Southern Living magazines. His third restaurant, Emeril's New Orleans Fish House was named "Best Restaurant in Las Vegas" by Zagats. In 2002, Delmonico Steakhouse was named "Best Steakhouse" by Las Vegas Life magazine. Lagasse himself has also received accolades and awards for his culinary expertise. In 1991, Lagasse was named "Best Southeast Regional Chef" by the James Beard Foundation. In 1998 he was chosen as "Chef of the Year" by GQ magazine. In 1999, he was named one of People magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of the Year."

Chef Emeril Lagasse is a national TV personality. Lagasse joined the Food Network in 1993 and celebrated his 1000th show with the network in 2001. He is the host of both The Essence of Emeril and Emeril Live, which reaches over 75 million homes daily. The former has been nominated for two Emmy Awards in 2001, 2002 and 2003, and was voted by Time magazine as one of the "Top 10 TV Shows" during 1996. The latter has won a Cable Ace Award for "Best Informational Series." Chef Emeril is also the food correspondent for Good Morning America and appears every Friday morning.

Lagasse is also a bestselling author. In 1993 he published the bestselling cookbook Emeril's New New Orleans Cooking which introduced his creative approach to Creole cuisine. Six other books have followed including Louisiana Real and Rustic, Emeril's Creole Christmas, Emeril's TV Dinners, Every Day's A Party, Prime Time Emeril and the kids' cookbook, Emeril, There's A Chef in My Soup! In 2000, Lagasse's book sales exceeded two million.

In September 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support and encourage programs creating developmental and educational opportunities for children.

Author biography courtesy of the author's official web site.

Good To Know

Emeril's self-titled NBC sitcom launched in fall 2001 but garnered poor ratings and was canceled shortly thereafter.
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    1. Hometown:
      New Orleans, Louisiana
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 15, 1959
    2. Place of Birth:
      Fall River, Massachusetts
    1. Education:
      Culinary degree, Johnson & Wales University
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    You can't go wrong with Emeril's cook books!

    Emeril's sizzling skillets book covers a wide range of recipes, and while more photos would be beneficial, he gives a clear introduction to each recipe and explains the use of ingredients, and it is set out according to which pot or skillet pan is used. There is a lot in the book I will cook, some I won't because of personal taste, but it sure makes good reading.

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    Great Cooking With Joey Penlnd JR

    Very delicious, melts in your mouth, satisfies your stomache

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