The Short-Cut Cook: Make Simple Meals with Surprisingly Little Effort by Jacques Pépin

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  • casun on April 16, 2015

    1st ed. ISBN 0688094481

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  • Steak à l'Orientale

    • Breadcrumbs on September 22, 2012

      p. 194 I had a tri-tip steak (not a cut that’s widely available in Canada it seems) so I did an EYB search for a recipe since I hadn’t worked w that cut before and landed here. Only as I type this now do I realize that the recipe doesn’t suggest a tri-tip at all, rather it calls for a NY strip or sirloin tip. I think this may have been my downfall as although we loved the flavour of the rub and Asian-style sauce, the steak was as tough as nails and super-chewy. I suspect a tri-tip may need a long marinating time and this recipe calls for a quick dusting of a 5 spice rub and right into the pan it goes. I’d definitely make the dish again w the right cut of beef as the flavours and aromas were incredible. Too bad about the meat itself! We served this alongside a great bean and mushroom dish from World Vegetarian by Madhur Jaffrey. Note to self, read book carefully even if EYB search yields a recipe! Photos here:

  • Steamed cauliflower with lemon butter

    • KissTheCook on July 21, 2019

      P. 208 - very good; worthwhile. No need to leave whole.

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  • ISBN 10 0060936924
  • ISBN 13 9780060936921
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Oct 01 2001
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher William Morrow Cookbooks
  • Imprint William Morrow Cookbooks

Publishers Text

Jacques Pépin, America's favorite French chef, makes your cooking easier with 150 timesaving recipes. Make crackers by spritzing wonton wrappers with oil and bake until golden. Use frozen butternut squash for quick soup. Freeze salmon and cream cheese appetizer rollups for easy slicing. Prepare cheese straws appetizers with frozen puff pastry. Need an elegant entrée in record time? Sauté pork cutlets with prunes and steak sauce. Spoon a rich-tasting sauce of wine, ketchup, and mustard over grilled steak. Mix melted chocolate with whipped cream for quick chocolate mousse. Fill a store-bought, hollowed-out pound cake with quick food processor lemon buttercream.

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