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.
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.
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!
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 13, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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.
Gone Fishin' with David Pasternack (#212H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Seafood expert David Pasternack, from New York's fish temple Esca, shows why he loves food with fins with three favorite recipes from his arsenal: Fettuccine with Rock Shrimp, Corn and Jalapeno; Grilled Mahi Mahi with Panella and Chickpeas and Salt-Baked Pesce per Due with Braised Greens. Cooking fish this way makes it easy and accessible.
- KQED Life: Thu, Oct 15, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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 Life: Fri, Oct 16, 2015 -- 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!
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!
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!
Sunday Comfort Meals (#213H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Why rush? Sunday meals are all about comfort, familiar dishes made with love and eaten with family and friends. On top of the list is Roast Chicken Stuffed with Zucchini and Cheese to keep it moist and flavorful. Deviled Bones sounds gothic, but it's meaty, tender short ribs coated with a kick of mustard for heat. Odd Lots Mac and Cheese is a winner with the whole family, and the best part - any leftover cheese will do! And Sara's Creamsicle Dessert will bring back comforting memories of the ice cream truck in summer.
- KQED Life: Thu, Oct 22, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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 Life: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 -- 12:30pm 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.
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.
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Mi Famiglia: Italian Family Style with Giuseppe Fanelli (#214H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Guiseppe Fanelli is the chef of one of Sara's favorite Italian restaurants, Tre Dici, and today he shares home-style Italian recipes like Bruschetta al Tonno - a simple and delicious tuna bruschetta. His Agnello Scottadito with Heirloom Tomato Salad mixes tender lamb with the freshness of a homegrown tomato salad. And of course, there's pasta. This has Pesto, String Beans and Potatoes. Bellissimo!
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 Life: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 -- 12:30pm 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.
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: Tue, Nov 3, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Vegged Out (#215H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Flavorful, rich, satisfying vegetarian food? It seems impossible, but when you try these heart veggie entrees, you won't even miss the meat. Sara's Rustic Potato and Green Bean Pie couldn't be more filling - and versatile too. There's nothing bland about Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas, cooled off with a blanket of sour cream and avocado. We're devoted to Mu Shoo Vegetables in Pancakes with crunchy cashews and creamy eggs. Sure, vegetarian food is good for you, but who knew it could taste so good too?
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 Life: Fri, Nov 6, 2015 -- 12:30pm 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.
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: Tue, Nov 10, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
One Pot Asian Meals with Ming Tsai (#216H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Sara's old friend Ming Tsai shares his favorite one-pot meals with an Asian twist. His Lemongrass-Coconut Chicken Soup is a perfect showcase for a tutorial on cooking with lemongrass. Black Bean Scallops and Zucchini is cooked in a wok and delicious with Ming's signature 50-50 rice. His Ginger Orange Duck "Cassoulet" brings fresh Far Eastern flavors to a traditional French dish.
- KQED Life: Thu, Nov 12, 2015 -- 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 Life: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 -- 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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Take Out Chinese at Home (#506H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Are you a fan of takeout? Then this is your episode! Sara will demonstrate how to make traditional Chinese takeout dishes at home faster than driving to pick them up. First, stir-fry queen Grace Young shows us how to season a wok, and then cooks up her fast and easy Chinese Burmese chicken. Then, Sara makes homemade baby egg rolls with soy dipping sauce. Her goal? Have it on the table before her two staff members can pick up the same dish at a Chinese restaurant. Its beat the clock - Sara style.
- KQED Life: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Carnivores Unite! (#217H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
We get it: most of America runs on beef, pork and chicken. So today, Sara's got meat and lots of it. Sara marries the juicy burger marries with Korean barbecue for her special Korean Burgers. She'll even show you how to grind your own meat, no special tools needed. Hey "porkitarians," Buttermilk-Fried Pork Chops have two great things going for them - they're super juicy on the inside, extra crispy on the outside. And you'll love Sara's Polenta Lasagna - with crispy polenta cakes in place of traditional noodles, it's even easier and much quicker to make.
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 23, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Meatless Mondays (#507H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Were you bad over the weekend? Get back on track as you clean out and veg out with the hottest vegetarian chef around Amanda Cohen. Sara will answer viewer questions about mushrooms and vegetable storage on Ask Sara, and she cooks her own vegetarian dish, mu shu vegetables.
- KQED Life: Tue, Nov 24, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me
Appetizers for Dinner (#218H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
It's Super Bowl time, and for the big game try appetizers - simple foods you can eat with your hands. Sara's got Chorizo Chicken Wings with a secret ingredient - guys will love 'em! Asian-Style Pork Sliders combine juicy pork with the cool crunch of fresh veggies. Beer Batter Shrimp is super crispy yet light and marries well with a zesty Asian dipping sauce. These simple foods deserve a classic drink, Old Fashioned Egg Creams, straight from the deli and into your home.
- KQED Life: Thu, Nov 26, 2015 -- 12:30pm 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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 30, 2015 -- 12:30pm Remind me