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Sheet Pan Suppers
120 Recipes for Simple, Surprising, Hands-Off Meals Straight from the Oven
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- Trade Paperback $17.95 $22.95 CAD
- ebook $11.99 $15.99 CAD
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The one-pot meal reinvented.
It's amazingly convenient: Cook complete meals on one sheet pan (sometimes two).
Amazingly tasty: Food actually taste better when cooked on a sheet pan, because it uses three techniques—roasting, baking, or broiling—that intensify flavor.
And amazingly versatile: Recipes ranging from easy weeknight dinners to special-occasion meals, plus extras like snacks and sides, ten quick brunch dishes, and irresistible, brilliantly creative desserts.
“An ingenious book. It’s all the convenience of a slow-cooker, but the sophistication and creativity of a fine dining restaurant.” —Zoe François, author of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day
I love a good one-pot meal. Really, who doesn’t? Maximum ease, minimal cleanup, and boom: dinner. But beyond soup, chili, and stew, the one-pot meal quickly loses its legs. It’s pretty much all soupy stuff, all the time. And do you really want to eat Dad’s “famous” beef chili again? (Sorry, Dad.)
I want the simplicity and ease of a one-pot meal, but I want more. I want the flexibility to get creative. I want an elegant, satisfying, complete meal. And most of all, I want amazing, intense flavor.
Enter the sheet pan. Also known as a “half sheet” or “rimmed baking sheet,” the sheet pan is one seriously underrated kitchen tool. Sheet pans combine pure ease (easy prep, easy process, easy cleanup) and interesting, sophisticated flavor. Beef stew? Try rack of lamb with herby breadcrumbs and buttered carrots. All on one pan, in the oven. No mess, no fuss. Boom! Dinner. “Sheet pan cooking” means roasting, baking, and broiling, three methods that concentrate and intensify flavor. That’s just science talking, not me. If you too tune out when science starts to talk, take courage—it’s actually pretty simple: The shallow sides of a sheet pan allow your oven’s dry, even heat to fully surround that chicken breast (or stuffed eggplant or shrimp or cherry tomato) and draw out its natural sugars, producing a crisp brown exterior and an amazingly tender and juicy interior. So you get succulent chicken, syrupy fruit, crisp potatoes, and tomatoes that taste like dinnertime candy, all by tossing a few fresh things on a pan and then simply shutting your oven door. Constant stirring? Nope. Chance of hot oil jumping up and viciously splattering your wall/stovetop/new silk shirt? No, thanks. Browning meat “in batches”? Who’s got time for that when there are guests to entertain, kids to play with, episodes of the latest cable drama to binge-watch?
This book is a roadmap for getting impressively flavorful food on the table simply and enjoyably. Does it use a few shortcuts, like frozen rice and packaged polenta? You bet it does. Do I care about taking time in the kitchen to cook entirely, 100 percent from scratch? Of course I do . . . sometimes. Other times it’s seven o’clock and I’ve just come home from work and care about nothing but getting a passable meal near my face quickly, instead of throwing my hands up and eating cheese and crackers for dinner.
The truth is, we don’t always have time to stand over a pot of polenta for an hour to get it perfectly, authentically smooth. That’s okay. I’ve developed these recipes for real people, taking care to focus on fresh and simple ingredients and the occasional shortcut (see: packaged polenta in a tube), in the hopes of making it easy to pull mouthwatering, sophisticated full meals from your oven.
Sound like a plan? Great. Let’s get cooking.
"With this cookbook, a sheet pan is your new dinnertime BFF. Molly Gilbert has given us something truly brilliant here. These recipes are like one-pot meals, but even easier and more weeknight-friendly. Minimal prep work, minimal energy. It's sheet pan synergy." –The Kitchn
"This smart new entry for our One-Pot Nation celebrates the utility of the rimmed baking sheet, the most underappreciated workhorse of the kitchen and a baking, roasting, and broiling marvel. Cooks looking to shape up their routine will appreciate Molly Gilbert’s modern, playful recipes. Noteworthy: a Chunky Mango Chutney that we’re spooning on everything from cheese to chops to shrimp." –Cooking Light
"You can’t beat this one-baking-sheet meal for ease of preparation." –Washington Post
"We love how pan roasting gives vegetables a toasted flavor. So Molly Gilbert’s new book…got our attention. There are appetizers and desserts, but it’s the whole meal idea…that won us over." –Chicago Tribune
"Molly Gilbert presents dozens of easy recipes for dishes (and even full meals) that are roasted, baked or broiled in one pan." –Today.com
"Our kind of fast food." –PARADE Magazine
"The perfect (stress-free!) salad, side, entrée and dessert for your next fete." –People Magazine
"There’s something extra special about sitting down to a beautiful, healthy family breakfast on a holiday. And when every recipe is made on a sheet pan in the oven, there’s less work and more time for togetherness!" –KIWI Magazine
“The holy grail of the single-tray category…a paean to maximum ease, minimal cleanup, and flavor intensification of roasting and broiling.” –Deb Perelman, Smitten Kitchen
- On Sale
- Dec 2, 2014
- Page Count
- 304 pages
- Workman Publishing Company