Synopses & Reviews
The tremendous success of slow-cooker cookbooks is rooted in the demanding lifestyles of working families: You get dinner started before you go to work and have it ready shortly after you return. Slow-cooking is not the only way to cook fabulous food on a busy schedule. Lucy Vaserfirerand#8217;s Marinades offers a delicious alternative. With the right marinade, you can dress up meats, chicken, fish, or vegetables in the morning, pop the food in the fridge for the day, and finish it all off with a quick broil, grill, microwave, or sautand#233; when you get home. Dinner is served! and#160; Vaserfirer, who previously has written Seared to Perfection and Flavored Butters, and also writes the blog Hungry Cravings, is a culinary-school instructor known for her expertise with meats, her knowledge of kitchen science, and her warm and engaging teaching voice. Marinades shows when to useand#8212;and not useand#8212;oil- based, vinegar-based, fruit-based, and milk- or cream-based marinades. The recipes range from comforting American, French, and Italian marinades to adventuresome and assertive ideas from Mexico and Latin America, Asia, and beyond. The book includes seventeen recipe chapters, nine of which are based on specific types of marinades (herb, spice, and citrus, for example) and eight of which range geographically across the worldand#8217;s best cuisines.
Each of the 200 marinades is accompanied by an additional recipe that shows one way to use it. A Raspberry-Zinfandel Marinade, for example, features a recipe for Grilled Raspberry- Zinfandel Pork Medallions, while a Souvlaki Marinade has a recipe for Swordfish Souvlaki alongside. In keeping with the popularity of marinades among outdoor cooks, more than half of these 200 additional recipes are for grilled dishes, but there are ideas aplenty for indoor cooking as well.
A richly flavorful, updated compendium of marinades and rubs for poultry, meat, seafood, and vegetables showcases more than 450 different recipes for seasoning and grilling a variety of dishes that draw on a variety of ethnic and international culinary inspiration, including Apple-Honey Brine, Balsamic-Cognac Gastrique, Zesty JalapeÃ±o-Lime Glaze, and Ancho-Coffee Dry Rub. Original.
In this revised and expanded edition of his best-selling book, grilling guru Jim Tarantino explains the art and science of marinades and presents more than 400 savory, sweet, and spicy recipes. Featuring 150 brand-new recipes and sections on brines, cures, and glazes, this marinating bible is chock-full of ideas for preparing moist and flavorful beef, poultry, vegetables, and more—both indoors and out—including:Apple Cider Brine • Zesty Jalapeño Lime Glaze • Tapenade Marinade • Ancho-Espresso Dry Rub • Grilled Iberian Pork Loin with Blood Orange–Sherry Sauce • Vietnamese Grilled Lobster SaladMARINADES, RUBS, BRINES, CURES & GLAZES provides home cooks with a diverse repertoire of mouthwatering recipes and fail-safe techniques, so you can grill, steam, sauté, roast, and broil with confidence.Hundreds of marinades, rubs, brines, cures, glazes, bastes, mops, sops, dipping sauces, spice mixes, caramels, and more.Delicious dishes. Recipes for marinated main courses and sides with a tantalizing array of global flavors, from the deep South to the South Pacific.In-depth info. The know-how you need to understand how marinades react with meats and vegetables, with detailed marinating charts.Indispensable ingredients. Lists of essential foodstuffs to stock your pantry for a full repertoire of recipes and endless culinary improvisation.Tips & tricks for the kitchen & the grill. How to cure and brine seafood, smoke meat to perfection, get creative with jerky, and tons of other useful techniques.
The tremendous success of slow-cooker cookbooks is rooted in the demanding lifestyles of working families: You get dinner started before you go to work and have it ready shortly after you return. Slow-cooking is not the only way to cook fabulous food on a busy schedule. Lucy Vaserfirerand#8217;s Marinades offers a delicious alternative. With the right marinade, you can dress up meats, chicken, fish, or vegetables in the morning, pop the food in the fridge for the day, and finish it all off with a quick broil, grill, microwave, or sautand#233; when you get home. Dinner is served!
About the Author
Chef, culinary educator, and recipe developer Lucy Vaserfirer is the author of Seared to Perfection: The Simple Art of Sealing in Flavor and the entertaining and educational food blog Hungry Cravings, an online resource demystifying complicated cooking and baking techniques and offering delicious, foolproof recipes. She is an Adjunct Instructor of Cooking at Clark College in Vancouver, WA and at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon and has taught both home and professional cooks and bakers for years. Her recipes and writings have appeared in Cooking Club magazine, The Virginia Culinary Thymes, Weber's Time to Grill: Get In. Get Out. Get Grilling., International Association of Culinary Professionals Cooking Schools and Teachers Section Membership Newsletter, Northwest Palate, and Hospitality News. She holds Le Cordon Bleu associate degrees in both culinary arts and patisserie and baking and lives with her husband in Vancouver, WA.