By Emeril Lagasse
Photography by Steven Freeman
This is Emeril’s 14th cookbook, each more applicable to the help you need in the kitchen. Another name he has for this book is, “Make the meals you want in the time you have.” No one knows better how much you wish to serve quality meals while meeting demanding schedules.
This book is divided into three sections: one for 20 minutes’ preparation and cooking, the second for 40 minutes and the third group takes 60 minutes. Each section has its own index divided into food type sections for soups, starters, salads down to poultry, meat and desserts.
Here are a few which look interesting: (Ready in 20 minutes)
SWEET PEA SOUP:
Combine sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, butter, onion, garlic, mint, parsley, stock, frozen peas and spinach.
ORANGE, FENNEL AND BLACK OLIVE SALAD:
Calls for orange juice, fennel bulbs, red onion, Kalamata olives, navel oranges, orange zest, red wine vinegar, shallots, honey and olive oil
FISH TACOS WITH BLACK BEAN SALSA:
Canned black beans, olive oil, jalapeno pepper, fresh lime, garlic, fish fillets, cornmeal, flour tortillas, shredded romaine, lime wedges and sour cream
LINGUINE ALLA CARBONERA:
Linguine, olive oil, butter, bacon, onion, garlic, egg yolks Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and black pepper
ROASTED CARROTS WITH THYME:
Olive oil, carrots, fresh thyme, butter and honey. (Note from reviewer, try this recipe with sage instead of thyme.)
EMERILS SAUTED CUCUMBER WITH BASIL AND MINT:
Butter, olive oil, cucumber, basil, mint and fresh lime juice
BLUE CORN-CRUSTED RAINBOW TROUT WITH CILANTRO-LIME SOUR CREAM:
Sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, cayenne, blue cornmeal, coriander, cumin, trout fillets, vegetable oil, butter and lime wedges
STEAK AU POIVRE:
Ground black peppercorns, rib-eye steaks, kosher salt, brandy or cognac, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, heavy cream, butter and parsley
(Ready in 40 minutes)
CARROT GINGER SOUP:
Butter, carrots, onions, fresh ginger, fresh thyme, water and sour cream
HOT AND SOUR SOUP:
Broth, mushrooms, soy sauce, fresh ginger, garlic, crushed red pepper, cornstarch, lime juice, chicken breast in strips, sesame oil and green onion tops sliced
CREAM OF TOMATO SOUP:
Olive oil, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, whole tomatoes and juice, broth, heavy cream, mixed herbs and balsamic vinegar
EMERIL’S NOODLE SALAD:
Egg noodles, salted peanuts, soy sauce, wine vinegar, sesame oil, honey, fresh ginger, garlic, crushed red pepper, cucumber, grated carrots chopped green onions
SPAGHETTI WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS AND ANCHOVIES:
Spaghetti, olive oil, butter, onions, garlic, anchovies and parsley
THREE-CHEESE BAKED MACARONI:
Elbow macaroni, bacon, garlic, eggs, evaporated milk, cayenne pepper, fresh-ground nutmeg, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
GREEN ONION RICE PILAF:
Olive oil, garlic, white rice, chicken broth and sliced green onion tops
SWORDFISH WITH PUNTANESCA RELISH:
Diced tomatoes with juices, Kalamata olives, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, anchovy paste, capers, basil swordfish steaks and olive oil.
QUICK AND EAST LAMB KEBABS:
Olive oil, rosemary, Emeril’s seasoning, boneless lamb cubes, green bell peppers, onions, white mushrooms and cherry tomatoes.
(Ready in 60 minutes)
BETTER THAN MAMA’S CHILI-MAC:
Olive oil, onions, jalapenos, ground beef, Mexican chili powder, garlic, canned whole tomatoes with juices, kidney beans, water, macaroni, sharp Cheddar cheese and sour cream.
PORTUGUESE RICE WITH TUNA:
Olive oil, onion, green bell pepper, garlic, crushed red pepper, canned, diced tomatoes, tuna packed in oil, white rice, broth and parsley
BRAZILIAN FISH STEW:
Red grouper diced, lime juice, olive oil, onions, cayenne chilies, garlic, tomato paste, canned tomatoes with juices, broth, unsweetened coconut milk and cilantro
PORK LOIN WITH APPLES AND PRUNES:
Dried prunes, apple cider, pork loin, olive oil, onions, Pink Lady apples, garlic, stock, thyme, cider vinegar and butter
This 257-page cookbook makes a welcome addition to your food library.