Tagged: ‘mushrooms’

Microwave Cooking: Salmon with Crème Fraîche and Dill in Parchment

Cooking fish “in parchment,” is so simple you can assemble the packets in a few minutes once you have your ingredients. The edges are folded to create a little cooking bag which becomes an airtight steaming pouch. It is one of the fastest methods for cooking fish with the least cleanup.

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Slow Cooker: Braised Quail on Toast

I met my first quail at dinner in the Chez Panisse restaurant back in the 1970s. When the diminutive whole braised game bird was set in front of me, little legs splayed all to heaven in my direction, I commented: “Well, aren’t these indecent little birds!” Quail are a real gourmet treat. They are easy to cook at home for a special dinner.

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Fresh Vegetable and Cream Quiche

This is an unusual baked egg casserole; it is thick with vegetables and held together with cubed french bread and hunks of cream cheese. It is baked in a deep springform pan and served in wedges like a cake.

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Favorites From Not Your Mother’s Weeknight Cooking

Can you share five recipes from your book Not Your Mother’s Weeknight Cooking and tell us why you like these recipes for busy weeknights.

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A Glass for the Pot: Cooking with Wine

Wine is the world’s most common beverage, along with beer, these days. It is remarkably compatible with food, not only as an accompaniment, but as as a highly versatile ingredient as well since it blends so nicely with a myriad of foods. It has become a staple and can be added at the beginning of the cooking process, or at the end.

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Buffet Salmon En Croûte with Creamy Red Pepper Sauce


My mother attended a holiday potluck and on the table was a delicate, buttery, flaky pastry wrapped salmon stuffed with spinach and mushrooms; there was a warm red pepper sauce on the side for drizzling.  It was a smash hit…

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soup and stew season: Slow Cooker Ragoût of Veal for 20

Every so often you need a good dinner party dish or family-style stew. Here is a luscious braised veal stew for that occasion. You must have a very large, family sized slow cooker for this recipe.

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