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Sara's Weeknight Meals Previous Broadcasts

Leftovers: Use It Or Lose It (Episode #710H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

Sara travels to Arkansas to fish for catfish with a local farmer, and discover his favorite way to prepare it. Later in the show, Sara makes peppery vegetarian rice with her friend, Chinese cooking expert Grace Young.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Fancy Pasta (Episode #509H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 13, 2018 -- 2:30 PM

Plain old pasta it's not, but it's just as simple to make as your weeknight favorites. That's the story with Sara's spicy greens ravioli, sophisticated enough for your next dinner party and easy to make. Then guest David Pasternack of New York's Esca and Eataly shows his flair with fish with a rock shrimp fettuccine. And, in Ask Sara, Sara answers viewer questions about pizza dough and ricotta cheese.

Pasta in a Pan (Episode #709H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 7, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

Leftovers are a blessing, not a curse, when Sara transforms them with these simple recipes. Leftover spaghetti gets a delicious new life with bacon, eggs and breadcrumbs. Yesterday's roast chicken becomes todays comforting tomato chicken and tortilla soup. Yum.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 8, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Family Choice (Episode #508H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 6, 2018 -- 2:30 PM

Sara has two kids of her own, so she's always found ways to please finicky palates with food adults love too. Take her easy weeknight mini meatloaves baked in a muffin tin that kids love to make themselves. We have two kids helping Sarah in the kitchen to prove it. There's also Odd Lots mac and cheese, a homemade dish using leftovers from the fridge. Sara tops that off with a cool and refreshing creamsicle drink for dessert. Speaking of cheese, we also visit a Benedictine nun who is the world's foremost expert on raw cheeses.

I'm Cheating On You (Episode #304H)

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 5, 2018 -- 3:00 PM

How does Sara get great food on the table every night with no effort at all? She cheats! Lucky for you. she'll reveal all her tricks and secrets in this episode. She'll show you fast Sticky Buns without the yeast, a way to bake risotto instead of stirring it with Baked Risotto with Red Wine, Sweet Potatoes and Duck Confit and cheaters Wonton Ravioli stuffed with spinach, ricotta and mozzarella.

Trip to Spain (Episode #505H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 5, 2018 -- 7:30 AM

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.

Personal Pizza (Episode #708H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Everyone loves Italian and we have the best Italian recipes. First, salt baked pesce per due with braised greens, a simple but dramatic dish sure to impress from seafood expert David Pasternack. Then Philadelphia's best Italian chef Marc Vetri joins us to shop for ingredients for his father Sal's Meatballs with pizza sauce, made in Sara's kitchen. And on Ask Sara, Sara shows a viewer an amazing trick for cutting olives and cherry tomatoes.

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