The Clever Cookbook

The Clever Cookbook

Get-ahead Strategies and Timesaving Tips for Stress-free Home Cooking

Book - 2016
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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's The Clever Cookbook , readers can cut down on cooking time while still creating delicious, complex meals.

The highlight of the book is Emilie's incredibly delicious recipes, such as 30-Minute Chicken Piccata, No Sweat Gratin with Brown Rice, Zucchini & Tomatoes and Quick Chicken Stir-Fry with Oven Roasted Broccoli. The recipes are easy and fast, thanks to her clever shortcuts and flavor tricks.

Here are some of Emilie's kitchen shortcuts:
- 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.

And these are some of her easy taste-boosting tricks:
- 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, healthy meals quickly and with ease.
Publisher: Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., c2016
ISBN: 9781624142161
Branch Call Number: 641.5 R122C 2016
Characteristics: 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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Jun 20, 2016

Good ideas for cutting time off of prep and saving space (such as condensing chicken stock before freezing it into cubes).


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