Sara's Weeknight Meals
This series features simple but delicious recipes, beautiful photography, and most of all, the warm and engaging presence of America's favorite cooking teacher, chef Sara Moulton. The Daytime Emmy and James Beard-nominated series spotlights Sara's knack for putting flavorful, healthy, home-cooked meals on the table with minimal fuss. It contains Sara's practical tips, strategies and short cuts - from using five ingredients for cookouts and learning an easy technique for sauteeing to making enjoyable sandwiches and eating more nutritiously with salads.
Asian Flavors with Dale Talde (#305H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Top Chef contestant and Asian-American restaurateur Dale Talde shows Sara his secret sources in Chinatown for pulled noodles and other ingredients, then they come back to Sara's home kitchen to cook up Pad Thai with Oysters and Bacon and his signature dish, Angry Chicken, spiced like kim chee and marinated in yogurt with lots of potatoes to soak up the sauce.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 -- 7:30am
Fruit and Meat (#602H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
They say opposites attract. There's something sensational about the sweetness of fruit with the savory taste of meat. Grilled pork tenderloin is a fantastic summer meal with a dressing of watermelon and cucumber. And Sara's son Sam joins her to make a family favorite, chicken with lemon and capers. It's easy and delicious. And on Ask Sara, Sara answers viewer questions on cutting herbs quickly and storing vanilla beans. Recipes: Grilled pork with watermelon cucumber salsa, Chicken with lemon and capers.
- KQED Life: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 -- 12:30pm
Remembering Julia (#306H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Sara pays tribute to her mentor, Julia Child, by cooking favorite dishes from their years together on Julia Child and More Company and Good Morning America. With lots of never-before-seen photos and archival footage, Sara whips up her versions of Julia's French favorites such as Broccoli and Goat Cheese Souffleed Omelet, Fish Meuniere and Chicken Cassoulet.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 23, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
Slow Cooker Meals with Michele Scicolone (#411H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Michele Scicolone has elevated the humble slow cooker to an instrument of high art, and we've got two of her best recipes: Pork Ragu with Broken Lasagna and Meatball Tagine with Couscous.
Girlpower: Hot Young Female Chefs (#608H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Sara is all about empowering women in the kitchen, whether it's at home or in a restaurant. In this show she visits two up and coming female chefs who are changing their worlds. First, Mashama Baily of Savannah's The Grey, a hot new restaurant in that city's former Greyhound Station. They cook together, and Mashama takes Sara on a cook's tour of Savannah.
Back in Sara's kitchen, Amanda Cohen of New York's Dirt Candy stops by to cook her zucchini and Pasta noodles with garlicky yogurt sauce. On the side, her Kentucky lemonade spiked with a good dose of bourbon and beet juice for color. Recipes: Zucchini and pasta noodles with garlicky yogurt sauce, Kentucky lemonade.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
Cooking Ahead (#409H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Sometimes the easiest way to get dinner on the table on a weeknight is to cook ahead on Sunday. Eat these hearty comfort meals on Sunday, then reheat or use them in tons of other ways during the week. Sara's got Braised Brisket with "Flying Discs" and Rice with Broccoli Rabe Pesto. Plus, she'll teach you everything you need to know about grains.
A Trip to Brazil W/Leticia Moreinos Schwartz (#307H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The flavors of Brazil come alive as Brazilian chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz takes Sara to some of her favorite bodegas and Brazilian neighborhoods in Connecticut. They return to prepare traditional Salt Cod with Bacon, Onions, Eggs and Potatoes plus Chicken, Shrimp, Peanut and Cashew Stew.
- KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
Just 5 Ingredients (#405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Less is more when you use just 5 ingredients: less time, less money but with Sara's easy recipes, much more flavor. Jean Anderson's Oven Fried Chicken will knock you out, and our Salmon with Wasabi Crust is just spicy enough. Finally, the elegant but easy Duck Confit with Braised Leeks and Sauerkraut.
Cook Once, Eat Twice (#308H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Sara's easy strategy for quick meals is to cook once, eat twice. Spicy Roast Pork is a simple and delicious meal any night, but a visit with her brother to a Vietnamese food joint inspires Sara to turn that pork into delectable pork Banh Mi Sandwiches later in the week. Sauteed Duck Breasts one night become delicious Peking Duck Wraps the next. Magic!
- KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
Louisiana Style (#516H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Farm fresh food is a mantra for Sara and so many chefs. That's why her tea rubbed duck salad with Roquefort and pear dressing hits every note. Then, Sara is off to California's Napa Valley to visit chef Joey Altman, a three time James Beard award winner. They visit a winery and gather ingredients at a local farm for an al fresco meal of salmon and corn salad with pea pesto crostini.
- KQED Life: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Pantry Raid (#309H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Friends drop by at the last minute, but even on a weeknight, it's not a problem for Sara because she just pulls ingredients from the pantry. No need to go to the store with Linguine with White Bean, Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Sauce, decadent Nacho Pie made healthier with home-made tortilla chips and surprisingly Savory Waffles topped with a Poached Egg in Hollandaise.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
Holiday Sides (#603H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The winter is full of big family meals where you really have to be on your game to get food on the table all at once. Sara shows a little love to the unsung heroes of the big meal, the sides. She's got delicious winter vegetables like shredded butternut squash with dates, Brussels sprouts with panko breadcrumbs and a creamy tahini sauce, plus a creamy root vegetable soup that can stand on its own as a main course or serve as a first course. And for the hungry cook: apple nutmeg bites to tide you over until dinnertime. Recipes: Root vegetable soup with pita crisps, Shredded butternut squash with dates, Brussels sprouts with panko, Apple nutmeg bites.
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Turkish Home Cooking (#310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Every country has its own weeknight food. Sara takes a special journey to Turkey to discover how home cooks in Turkey use its abundant natural resources to cook delicious everyday meals. We'll travel to remote farms to cook from the land - Kebabs, meatballs, pumpkin fritters and quince liquor. We'll visit vibrant, bustling open-air markets with Turkey's top chefs, and go to a home in Istanbul to cook traditional Turkish weeknight meals that are as easy to make in your kitchen as they are on the Bosphorus.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
Sustainable Surf (#501H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Sara is passionate about seafood, but also about eating it responsibly, without depleting the vast culinary gift the ocean offers. That's also the mission of our guest, Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. Huynh brings a favorite seafood dish with a nod to his native Vietnam - grilled shrimp and lettuce wraps, and then to pull out the stops it's his roasted branzino - a culinary experience for fish lovers!
Best of Summer (#609H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
There is nothing like the height of summer for delicious produce, simply prepared. Sara's friends stop by to celebrate the season starting with Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. His grilled shrimp in lettuce wraps is delicious, portable and light in calories. Then Sara's buddy Giuseppe Fanelli makes a gorgeous lamb dish dressed with fresh heirloom tomatoes - agnello scottadito. And on Ask Sara, she answers a viewer's question about avocados. Recipes: Grilled shrimp in lettuce wraps, Agnello scottadito with heirloom tomatoes.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
Leftover Show (#410H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Embrace your leftovers with Sara's quick and clever recipes using last night's meal in an entirely new way. You'll love Tomato, Chicken and Tortilla Soup, and any kind of cooked pasta can star again in Sara's Brie, Bacon and Spaghetti Frittata.
Mexican Cocina (#401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
A salute to the big spicy flavors of the Southwest with three winning recipes: first, Sara's Duck Tacos and then Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas. Finally, Sara makes a special trip to Charlotte, NC to cook with viewer Susie Trevisinno and to create one of her recipes, Dessert Fruit Tamales.
- KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 6, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
15-Minute Sautes (#406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Sometimes the fastest route to dinner is to saute or quick fry a piece of meat or fish. Sara shows the proper technique and then some quick, mix-and-match ways to change it up. First, Pork Saute with a choice of two sauces, then Spicy Blackened Fish with a homemade Creole rub.
Hot Day, Cool Kitchen (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Sometimes it's just too hot to turn on the oven. Sara's got the summertime solution with two easy heat free recipes. First, her friend chef Giuseppe Fanelli joins Sara with a terrific meal-sized Bruschetta al Tonno. Then, Sara whips up Asian Chicken Salad with Carrot Ginger Sauce. Cool off with Watermelon Screwdrivers, and life is good!
- KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
Pestopalooza (#517H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Summer means more of everything and if you have extra herbs, this is the show for you. We start with a traditional basil pesto, string bean and potato pasta from guest chef Giuseppe Fanelli. On Ask Sara, tips on growing your own windowsill herb garden and how to cook with herb. Sara also creates her phenomenal brown and wild rice with broccoli pesto.
- KQED Life: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Picnics and Tailgates (#403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Food just tastes better outside, especially at sporting events, outdoor concerts and holiday celebrations. Sara's got some great choices - Homemade Beer Bread with Pulled Chicken Barbecue and Refrigerator Pickles. Then a cool, sweet and salty Two Melon Salad with Feta and Prosciutto, served with Cold Pea Soup with Shrimp and Carrot Garnish. Sara even shows you how to pack it all for an outdoor feast.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
Honey Be Good (#604H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
It's a well-known fact that honeybees are a precious resource for pollinating the food we eat, but they are mysteriously dying off. Sara joins a beekeeper in Savannah, Georgia to discover the secrets of bees and beekeeping. Then they make a honey centered dish that's pure Georgia - rosemary honey and Georgia peach chutney burgers. Next, she travels to Napa, California to gather ingredients at a farm and cook with chef Joey Altman. His grilled duck breast with honey roasted carrots, farro-herb salad and cider jus is easier than it sounds, and delicious as well. Recipes: Rosemary honey and Georgia peach chutney burgers, Grilled duck breast, honey roasted carrots, farro-herb salad and cider jus.
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Vegan with Adam Sobel (#404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Both Huffington Post and Buzzfeed named Chef Adam Sobel's Cinnamon Snail one of the Top 5 Food Trucks in America. He will reveal his secrets to Sara when he cooks Korean Barbecue Tofu Tacos as well as Ancho Chili Black Bean Potato Skins. Yum!
- KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
Fan Fare (#502H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Tailgating is even more enjoyable with a fun, substantial and easy to make sandwich, along with portable salads and desserts. Sara's kielbasa sandwiches with kim chi and cheddar is a crazy mash up of cultures, but it works deliciously. She takes them to a rowing regatta to eat with friends and cheer on the team. Then, Sara's chorizo chicken wings are perfect for a game day meal, especially with her version of egg cream. And, in Ask Sara, we've got simple tips for packing a picnic!
Jewish Holidays (#610H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Sara celebrates the Jewish holidays with two traditional dishes that are often tricky to prepare. She takes viewers through the process, step by step, starting with wine braised brisket. On the side, her husband's Aunt Rifka's recipe for matzo balls they call 'flying discs'. Next, Sara and her nephew visit Stone Barns, the farm and food incubator in Westchester, New York to get fresh winter vegetables for her root vegetable latkes, Sara's version of the traditional Hanukkah dish. Recipes: Braised brisket with flying disks, Root vegetable latkes.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 10, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
Fish in a Bag (#407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The French call cooking fish in a wrapper of foil or parchment en papillote. We call it simply brilliant! Special guest Marc Vetri joins Sara with a delicious recipe for Clam Pasta en Papillote, then Sara shows us her own Salmon in a Bag - so simple and juicy, you'll use this easy technique on seafood from now on.
One Pan Wonder (#518H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Using just one pan for dinner makes both the cook and the dishwasher happy, plus it's so easy. We start with guest Ming Tsai and his coconut lemon chicken soup. Then on Ask Sara, tips for using the original pot, the wok. Finally, Sara helps a young bride with an easy one-pot meal - Greek shrimp, farro and greens.
- KQED Life: Tue, Mar 14, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Super Bowls of Soup (Super Bowl Stunt) (#605H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The big game and a cold night are both perfect times to enjoy a heart bowl of soup, like Sara's take on traditional New England chowder, her smoky fish chowder, made even more delicious with bacon. On Ask Sara, she shows ways to pack for a tailgate, including safely transporting hot soups. Then she joins Brazilian chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz on a shopping trip to a Brazilian market before they make Leticia's chicken, shrimp, peanut and cashew stew. Soups on! Recipes: Smoky fish chowder, Chicken shrimp, peanut and cashew stew.
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Not Just for Kids (#408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Parents rejoice! Sara has two kid-friendly recipes, fast and easy for a weeknight, that will satisfy a picky palate but tasty and sophisticated enough to please an adult. First up: Beer Batter Shrimp, then Sara and the kids cook up Pasta Pizza. And for a lunchbox treat, there's Sara's Jiggly Orange Wedges.
Mid-East Meets West (#503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Sara's guest Einat Admony of New York's Balaboosta has legions of fans for her Israeli/Mediterranean cuisine, and she's bringing it to our kitchen with a traditional sinaya - a Middle Eastern shepherd's pie. We'll discover more about Einat's fascinating background, including a stint in the Israeli Army. Also on the menu, one of Sara's favorites - falafel salad.
Budget Stretchers (#412H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Spending less doesn't mean less flavor or less healthy. Sara shows tricks for using inexpensive ingredients in big ways for inexpensive, but delicious meals like a Greens and Potato Pie and tasty Italian Onion Soup with a poached egg floating on the top.
Significant Salad (#519H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
If you've packed on the pounds lately, we have solution - salads that cut the calories without cutting the flavor, Sara's steak, mushroom and tomato salad, or scallop and grapefruit salad. We'll also visit the quintessential farmers market to shop for clean greens. It's like a spa in your own home!
- KQED Life: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Between The Bread (#606H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
A sandwich might be the ultimate weeknight meal - hearty, portable and easy enough for anyone to make. Sara's got two great ones: her picadillo sloppy Joe with the terrific counterpoint of prunes and green olives. Surprisingly, she shows how to grind your own meat. Roasted vegetable and fresh ricotta sandwiches are another winning combo and Sara even shows how to make the ricotta. She also visits a worth bakery for bread lovers - Hot Bread Kitchen. This non-profit food incubator helps struggling women get a leg up by teaching them baking skills so they may move on to jobs at other bakeries. They sample some of their delicious bread. Recipes: Picadillo sloppy Joes, Roasted vegetable and fresh ricotta sandwiches.
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Sam's Simple Saute (#504H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Sara's son Sam stops by to cook a fast favorite based on a simple technique - sauteed lemon chicken with capers. Also on the menu, one of Sam's favorites, buttermilk fried pork chops. We'll also stop by Wholesome Wave, a unique initiative to connect farmers with fresh food to people in underserved communities.
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Meal in a Pan (#413H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
What's faster and easier than cooking a meal in one pan? Sara shares this secret for weeknight success with two flavorful recipes: A beautiful Yellow Squash Soup, and a fast but elegant Pearl Couscous with Shellfish.
Italian with Joey Campanaro (#414H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Chef Joey Campanaro has such a cult following in New York City that it's impossible to get seats in his restaurant, the Little Owl. Lucky for us, he's showing us how to make those prized dishes at home. First - easy Salad Dressing Chicken with Escarole and Bean Salad. Then Grilled Scallion Dijon Lamb Chops with Parmesan Watercress and Pickled Onion.
Five Ingredient Cookout (#520H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Five ingredients all cooked outside - what's not to love about Sara's scallop, basil and prosciutto kebabs? Since we're barbecuing, we decided to go to the master, Hill Country Barbecue's Elizabeth Karmel for her definitive Texas barbeque brisket. Sara cools it off with watermelon lemonade. We'll also visit with YouTube stars, the Barbeque Pit Boys, an international cooking club for men who love meat and heat.
- KQED Life: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Mom's Day Off (#415H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Give Mom a break for a day with Sara's easy but elegant recipes, with step-by-step instructions even cooking novices (like Dad and the kids) can master in a snap. She's got a delicious Cheese Sandwich Souffle and then Mini Meatloaves, cooked individually in muffin tins.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
Soul of the South (#607H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Sara travels to Charleston, South Carolina to learn the secrets to the legendary fried chicken of Martha Lou Gadsden of Martha Lou's Kitchen. Then she travels to Boone Plantation to learn how African American cooks have shaped Southern cooking since the days of slavery. Back in Sara's kitchen, she makes her version of a Southern classic, red beans and rice soup. Recipes: Martha Lou's southern fried chicken, Red beans and rice soup.
- KQED Life: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Savory Dinner Pie (#416H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Dinner is in the pan with Sara's Dinner Pies: savory meat and vegetables enclosed in a hearty crust. We've got BLT Pie, a twist on the popular sandwich, plus use Sara's easy Pizza Dough recipe or store-bought dough for a belly-filling Broccoli Calzone.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 7:30am Remind me
Trip to Spain (#505H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
What's not to like about Spanish food? Ham, chorizo, great seafood, tapas - Sara has some great recipes like pork with spanish olives and fideo, a paella like dish that uses noodles instead of rice. Delicious! Sara also visits a specialty maker of chorizo, the spicy sausage beloved throughout the Spanish-speaking world.
- KQED Life: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me