By Ham El-Waylly
The New York Times/NYT Cooking
Time: 35 minutes
“This Brazilian stroganoff is a riff on the classic Russian-American beef, mushroom and sour cream stew that was considered peak haute cuisine in the United States during the 1950s. In Brazil, stroganoff is often made with beef, chicken or shrimp, but with a tomato base and heavy cream instead of sour cream. The biggest difference is in the accompaniments: The stew is served with rice and topped with crispy potato sticks. Do not omit the crunchy potato; it may be a garnish, but it is essential. If sticks are hard to find, replace them with lightly crushed chips.”
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 pound button mushrooms, wiped clean and cut into quarters
1 large yellow onion, finely diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 fresh or dried bay leaf
1 cup heavy cream
1-pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch pieces
1 cup tomato purée or passata
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.
As someone who’s up at 5 AM, some days by 4 PM I’m running out of steam. Last Wednesday in the food section of The New York Times, Melissa Clark had a wonderful recipe for One-Pan Shrimp Scampi with Crispy Gnocchi and it takes just 25 minutes to prepare!
I have several recipes from The Times that uses shelf-stable potato gnocchi. I tried Wegman’s store brand; it holds up and works well in recipes. Besides the gnocchi you’ll need extra-virgin olive oil, unsalted butter, fresh garlic, dry white wine, kosher salt (Diamond Crystal), freshly ground black pepper, red pepper flakes, large or extra-large shrimp, a lemon and fresh parsley.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.