GRILL IT, BRAISE IT, BROIL IT
And 9 Other Easy Techniques for Making Healthy meals
American heart Association
Clarkson Potter/Publisher|Penguin Random House
release: Jun 2nd, 2015
format: Trade Paperback and E-book
category: Cooking – Health
Book provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.
Master 12 easy cooking techniques to make 175 heart-healthy recipes for any night, including: slow cooking, grilling, baking, microwaving, blending, stir-frying, steaming, roasting, broiling, poaching, braising, and stewing
Whether you’re craving bright, summery flavors or a rich meal for a cozy night . . .
Whether you have just minutes to cook or a bit of extra time to add some TLC to your dish . . .
Whether you want new ideas for your beloved slow cooker or a chance to try out that wok . . .
American Heart Association Grill It, Braise It, Broil It is the cookbook for you! A primer on each technique helps you make the most of your oven, stovetop, and favorite appliances, while the 175 recipes expand your repertoire of go-to meals with tons of delicious variety. Try:
SLOW COOKING: Madeira Flank Steak • Chicken Cacciatore with Pasta
MICROWAVING: Black Bean Chili • Risotto with Edamame
BLENDING: Minted Pea Soup with Yogurt Swirl • Peanut Butter and Banana “Ice Cream”
GRILLING: Mediterranean Tuna Kebabs • Honey-Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
STIR-FRYING: Taco Time Pork • Warm Cinnamon-Raisin Apples
BRAISING: Shrimp and Grits with Greens • Pomegranate Pears
STEWING: Meatless Cassoulet • Chicken in Tomato-Wine Sauce
STEAMING: Thai-Style Chicken Potstickers • Peruvian Quinoa Salad
POACHING: Cheesy Open-Face Egg Sandwiches • Cod in Green Curry Broth
BROILING: Sweet and Tangy Scallops • Sirloin Steak with Creamy Horseradish Sauce
ROASTING: Asparagus with Dijon Vinaigrette • Honeyed Strawberries with Almonds
BAKING: Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes • Easy Peach Crisp
I am a bit particular when it comes to how I cook and this is book is the closest I have ever come to finding a cookbook that offers recipes and cooking styles closest to how I cook. Usually I get a cookbook an leaf through the recipes discarding some and having to modify others beyond all recognition. With this cookbook, filled with fresh ingredients I already find on my shelves, and including many of the fat saving ingredients I like to use, I find I don’t have to modify very much at all.
I asked for the cookbook because I wanted to have a book that helped me with some techniques I have never mastered. I think there are some really cool recipes and ideas like grilled watermelon. They even made me look again at microwaving which I haven’t considered as a really great way to heat and defrost, but I haven’t liked to cook with it.
I have tried several recipes in the book including slow-cooker cilantro and citrus salmon which was really excellent. The salmon was moist and the citrusy steam and cilantro gave it lovely flavor.
I had a little trouble with Honey-Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese: It was hard to keep them from burning and they were a little too galricky for me. I will try them again, paying more attention to the grilling and reducing the garlic. I also made the Grilled Chicken with Red Raspberry Glaze and it was delicious. And I tried their stewing instructions for Chicken in Tomato Wine sauce.
I also plan to try the Baja Fish Tacos, the Shrimp and Watermelon Salad with Cucumber Lime Vinaigrette, and when the weather turns autumnal I am going to spend more time looking at the Braising section.
As I said, I am really picky about how and what I cook and this is the best, and healthiest cookbook with the easiest and tastiest recipes I have read in a long while. I also appreciate the pantry stocking section. There are some very basic and general ideas for heart and cardiovascular health but they are second to the great food.
This is a perfect present for anyone: no matter their age, gender or expertise. It would be a fantastic shower gift.
I think it should be a kitchen staple for the healthy and delicious recipes and the information on techniques.
American Heart Association: http://www.shopheart.org/store/p/20837-Grill-It-Braise-It-Broil-It.html
Penguin Random House: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/210209/american-heart-association-grill-it-braise-it-broil-it-by-american-heart-association/