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Sara's Weeknight Meals Previous Broadcasts

Asia Meets America (Episode #809H)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 13, 2018 -- 7:30 PM

Asian immigrants of all kinds have come to America and adapted their cuisine to ours in fascinating ways. Vietnamese immigrant and Top Chef Winner Hung Huynh is an expert in cooking seafood, and he shows Sara how easy it is to prepare whole branzino. Sara also visits another group of Vietnamese immigrants in Houston, who adapted Cajun foods to their Vietnamese cuisine with fiery results. Back in the kitchen, Sara adapts traditional Korean bimbimbap recipe to create her own Asian grain bowl, using ancient grains instead of rice.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 14, 2018 -- 1:30 AM

Fruit and Meat (Episode #602H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 12, 2018 -- 2:30 PM

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.

Just 5 Ingredients (Episode #405H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 11, 2018 -- 3:00 PM

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.

Build A Better Burge (Episode #513H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 11, 2018 -- 7:30 AM

It's everything you wanted to know about burgers, plus two delicious recipes. Sara's turkey spinach burger is a light but succulent version of the American standard, while her Spanish burger puts an international spin on an old favorite. We'll discover the best grind of meat for burgers from a venerable Philadelphia butcher, and while we're there Sara discovers the secret to great fries at Philly's Dandelion Restaurant.

On The Table In 20 (Episode #601H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 5, 2018 -- 2:30 PM

No time to cook? No problem. Sara's got great recipes to help you get food on the table fast. First up: Indian scrambled eggs with the crunch of the Indian flatbread paapadum. On Ask Sara, Sara answers a viewer's question about eggs; especially how to hard boil them without that ugly green ring around the yolk. She also visits a dairy where every cow is a lady and is treated like one, down to a daily shampoo of her tail. Finally, Sara's brother Peter joins her to make steak and butter. And they really are making butter. It's easy! Recipes: Indian scrambled eggs with paapadum, Steak and butter.

Vegan with Adam Sobel (Episode #404H)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 4, 2018 -- 3:00 PM

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!

Upside Down Day (Episode #512H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 4, 2018 -- 7:30 AM

Turn the day upside down by having breakfast for dinner. Savory waffles Benedict is perfect and perfectly filling as is Sara's take on the classic spaghetti with bacon, eggs and toasted bread crumbs! We'll also visit a smokehouse to see how bacon gets the flavor we all crave.

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