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Clever Cookbook : Get-Ahead Strategies and Timesaving Tips for Stress-Free Home Cooking (Paperback)
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Recipes for Complex Meals That Come Together in No Time
Just because you're short on time doesn't mean you have to sacrifice healthy, flavorful homemade food. Thanks to Emilie Raffa'sThe Clever Cookbook, readers can cut down on cooking time while still creating delicious, complex meals.
Here are some of Emilie's easy short cuts that she recommends:- Use a wide skillet to cook everything fast (i.e. tomato sauce, pot pie filling and meat sauce).- Cook pasta in less water-it boils faster and the extra starchy cooking liquid creates silky pan sauces.
Many of Emilie's tips are collected into chapter categories, like prepping veggies ahead of time, using simple seasoning blends instead of individual spices and marinating meats as they freeze and thaw. She accompanies these techniques with delicious recipes, such as 30-Minute Chicken Piccata, No-Stir Risotto, No Sweat Gratin with Brown Rice, Zucchini & Tomatoes and Quick Chicken Stir-Fry with Oven Roasted Broccoli.
The book also includes simple taste-boosting tricks, like these:- Save and freeze all parmesan cheese rinds to add to soups and stews for a delicious nutty flavor.- Use the 7-6-5 method for grilling pork tenderloin-sear for 7 minutes, flip and sear for 6 minutes, shut off the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes with the lid closed. Perfectly tender pork every time!
Emilie's classic culinary training, knack for creative recipes, savvy shortcuts and flavor tricks will help readers prepare mouthwatering, homemade meals quickly and with ease.