Your Go To Dish

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  1. cheftalk facebook fans

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    Jennifer Rhodes asks:


    What is your go-to recipe/dish for those nights you just don't feel like putting a lot of effort into cooking, but want something tasty and healthy?


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  2. sara moulton

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    Hi Jennifer
    I like to make what I refer to as "Broccoli Pasta"

    put a large pot of salted water on to boil for the pasta

    take a large head of broccoli and cut it into florets (save stems for another use, I am too lazy to peel them on a weeknight, but you can if you want and then cut them into 1/2 inch slices)

    heat olive oil (2 to 3 tablespoons) in a large skilet over high heat until hot. when it is almost smoking add all the broccoli, give it a quick stir, add a pinch of salt and put a lid on. turn the heat down to medium high and cook until the broccoli is caramelized around the edges (it can even look a little charred), stirring every so often. Add some minced garlic and a pinch of hot pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds. Add a couple of cups of chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer until broccoli is almost tender.

    meanwhile, finely grate 1/2-3/4 cups Parmigiano-Reggiano on a microplane. add 1 lb angel hair pasta to boiling water, stir and cook about 2 minutes or until almost al dente.

    drain the pasta and add it to the skillet with the broccoli. cook a few more minutes or until the broccoli is tender. add the cheese, salt and additional broth if necessary to make it soupy.

    serve with crusty bread and a tossed green salad.

    the husband loves this dish (and he doesn't miss the meat!)
     
  3. bughut

    bughut

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    potatoes (skin on) nuke till just about done
    meanwhile slice 1 onion and chunk loads of cheddar

    n a mirowavable bowl put onions ,potatoes,cheese, knobs of butter s&p and a dash of milk. Mix and cook every 2 mins till it resembles a claggy mess and the potatoes are cooked. Stick under the grill and brown.

    goes with anything. Salad. pork chop, or on its own is just as good
     
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