Tired of the same old uninspired dinners night after night? Who wouldn't love to fix a quick meal that didn't just consist of pasta or a frozen dinner? Coming up with delicious and nutritious meals after a long day of work can be downright impossible. Thankfully, Linda Ferrari has written a new cookbook for those who wish to make fresh and sophisticated meals in less than half an hour.
With the Weekday Gourmet, all you need is a pre-stocked pantry and 30 minutes to create any one of over 125 delicious dishes. Recipes include appetizers, soups and salads, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. Here are some of the delicious, quick and easy recipes you will find in Weekday Gourmet:
- Taco Salad with Roasted-Pepper Salsa
- Polenta with Chicken and Wild Mushrooms
- Chicken Cutlets with a Creamy Raspberry Sauce
- Lobster and Garlic Chowder
- Baked Apples with Calvados Cream
Also included are numerous tips for cutting fat, cholesterol, and salt. For instance, by sauteing vegetables in broth instead of butter, you can reduce the fat while still maintaining a rich, satisfying flavor. This technique brings out the true flavors of your vegetables, which are often masked by the fat in the butter.
A properly stocked pantry is the key to creating successful meals. In the Weekday Gourmet, Ferrari provides a list of the kitchen essentials from herbs and spices to refrigerator basics.