By Geoffrey Zakarian
Omit unique condiments and strong point meals. With a operating base of fifty available elements, from oats and honey to almonds and canned chickpeas, you'll always have the makings of a scrumptious home-cooked meal. no matter if cooking in his world-class eating places, on Iron Chef, or judging the choices on Chopped, Geoffrey is familiar with each nice meal starts off with a visit to the pantry first for suggestion. within the ideal Pantry, Geoffrey indicates you the way to take advantage of your pantry to jumpstart any meal. in the event you deliver domestic your clean produce and proteins, you’ll have a hundred and fifty recipes on the prepared, and lots of of those might be made with pantry elements on my own.
You’ll see an easy can of beans as a Smoky Black Bean Bisque or coconut milk as highly spiced Coconut Tempura Shrimp. regular back-of-the-cupboard fare like almonds develop into crispy crust on a broiled red meat chop; peanut butter lends itself fantastically to a highly spiced slaw, cider vinegar offers nice taste to a poultry major in addition to to donuts, and mustard transforms a a pot roast. all through, you’ll locate speedy yet inventive tips for every of the 50 elements, like how one can use Earl gray teabags to infuse ice cubes or a syrup for French toast.
The ideal Pantry makes it really easy on your daily staples to steer, instead of aid, the construction of amazing foodstuff. Geoffrey supplies the purchasing record you wish, in addition to the line map for taking advantage of what you have got to be had.
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Bring to boil. Add remaining mole, if desired, and salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Saute remaining onions and peppers. Add to pot, along with drained beans. Add final chili powder to taste. Finish heating and serve with favorite fixings. Makes 6 servings. SOUPS AND STEWS 33 CAPE COD FISH CHOWDER * Representative Patrick Kennedy, RHODE ISLAND 2 pounds fresh haddock 2 ounces salt pork, diced (or 2 tablespoons butter or margarine) 2 medium onions, sliced 1 cup celery, chopped 4 large potatoes, diced 1 bay leaf, crumbled 1 quart milk 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper to taste S immer haddock in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes.
Combine cabbage mixture and noodle mixture 2 hours before serving. DRESSING Mix together soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, and oil. Pour over salad 15 minutes before serving. Stir. Serve. Makes 4 servings. SALADS SOUTHWEST POTATO SALAD * Representative John Boehner, OHIO 10 to 14 large red potatoes, washed and unpeeled 2 cups mayonnaise or salad dressing 1 medium ripe tomato, chopped 112 green pepper, chopped 2 green onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon salt 112 teaspoon pepper 112 teaspoon (or more to taste) cayenne pepper 1 pound bacon, fried and chopped (optional) 4 hard-cooked eggs (optional) P lace potatoes in pot and add cold water to cover by about 2".
Drain off and reserve broth. Remove skin and bones from fish. Saute diced salt pork in a large pot until crisp. Remove cooked salt pork. Saute onions in pork fat or butter until golden brown. Add fish, celery, potatoes, and bay leaf. Measure reserved fish broth plus enough boiling water to make 3 cups liquid. Add to pot and simmer for 30 minutes. Add milk and butter and simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until well heated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Makes 8 servings. Enjoy this hearty New England favorite of mine and my father's!