For my birthday one year, my daughter gave me a tee shirt that read on the back “Sheet Pan Everything;” I still do. Recently, I found on the website Half-Baked Harvest a recipe for Sheet Pan Sticky Ginger Soy Chicken and Broccoli. This was a perfect meal for me to prepare on Saturday evening as we were babysitting our 1-year-old grandson. I was able to get everything on the sheet pan before he arrived and just pop it in the oven.
For the recipe you’ll need chicken breasts or thighs, broccoli florets, honey, ketchup, tamari or soy sauce, pomegranate juice (or orange juice), fresh garlic, fresh ginger, chili flakes, jasmine rice for serving and for optional garnishing, sliced green onion and pomegranate.
Yes, I enjoy a delicious sheet pan meal. With less dishes for clean up and a meal that comes together quickly, what’s not to love. Last night I prepared yet another Melissa Clark recipe from her column “A Good Appetite,” from The New York Times, on Wednesday, October 26th, Roasted Chicken with Crispy Mushrooms.
For this recipe you’ll need, boneless, skinless chicken thighs, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, fresh garlic, fresh thyme, extra-virgin olive oil, 12 ounces mushrooms (oyster, maitake, shiitake or cremini), small red onion, fresh tarragon (can use marjoram or sage), dry (fino) sherry (or dry vermouth or ½ tbsp. of lime juice and ½ tbsp. orange juice) and unsalted butter.
I miss Medusa Stone Fired Pizza in Asbury Park. While they had their standard pizza offerings, it was their seasonal pizzas that really really appealed to me. Recently my son-law-sent me a recipe from the website “The Pioneer Woman” for White Pizza with Butternut Squash and Prosciutto. Occasionally I enjoy eating something other than a pizza with red sauce and mozzarella. This savory pie sounded very appealing and takes advantage of the new crop of squash.
I recently started to work at Palmer’s Quality Meats in Neptune, NJ and I’m amazed at the various cuts of beef that a whole animal butcher shop has to offer. It’s a nose to tail shop offering locally grown beef, pork and poultry. Have you ever heard of coppa steaks, Thor’s Hammer or organ beef blend, neither did I until now. Now when I read recipes with beef cuts such as Bavette or teres major, I know where to find them. If I need advice about a cut of beef for a recipe, knowledgeable butchers are available to offer suggestions.
Yes, I found another sheet pan recipe. However, I think my husband is beginning to tire of these, but if you’re a busy family, short on supper prep time, these sheet pan meals that you’ll find on my website can be a Godsend.
Last week I prepared Sheet-Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Peppers. This recipe needs apple cider vinegar, honey, red onion, kosher salt, fresh garlic, ground coriander, freshly ground black pepper, bone-in skin-on chicken thighs, extra-virgin olive oil, sweet potato, fresh sage, sweet paprika, cayenne, ground allspice and cilantro.
Last winter The New York Times Cooking published a “Sheet-Pan Everything,” supplement. I found these recipes exceptional and have prepared at least a half dozen of them. Last night, I made Gochujang Chicken and Roasted Vegetables. Gochujang (available at Wegmans) is a spicy paste made from red chili peppers, fermented soybeans, glutinous rice and salt. This traditional Korean sauce is both sweet and spicy while also adding a layer of umami.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.