Sheet Pan Suppers [review]

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Title: Sheet Pan Suppers: 120 recipes for simple, surprising, hands-off meals straight from the oven
Author: Molly Gilbert

[Synopsis]

It’s the one-pot meal reinvented, and what is sure to become every busy cook’s new favorite way of getting dinner on the table. It’s Sheet Pan Suppers—a breakthrough full-color cookbook with more than 120 recipes for complete meals, snacks, brunch, and even dessert, that require nothing more than a sheet pan, your oven, and Molly Gilbert’s inspired approach.

The virtue of cooking on a sheet pan is two-fold. First there’s the convenience of cooking everything together and having just one pan to clean up. Then there’s the cooking method—roasting, baking, or broiling—three techniques that intensify flavors; in other words, food tastes better when cooked on a sheet pan (move over, slow cooker). But the real genius here is Molly Gilbert’s fresh, sophisticated approach. There are easy dinners for weeknight meals—Chicken Legs with Fennel and Orange; Soy-Mustard Salmon and Broccoli; Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Squash, Apples, and Onions. Special occasion meals—Rack of Lamb with Herby Bread Crumbs and Buttered Carrots; Asparagus and Black Cod in Parchment. Meatless meals—Israeli Couscous-Stuffed Peppers. Plus surprise extras, including in-a-snap party snacks—Baked Brie and Strawberries, Corn and Crab Cakes with Yogurt Aioli; quick brunch dishes like Greens and Eggs and Ham, and Baked Apricot French Toast; and, of course, dessert—Stone Fruit Slab Pie, Halloween Candy S’mores.

Maximum ease, minimal cleanup, and mouthwatering recipes. In other words, a revelation that will change the way we cook.

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[My Review]

This is a simple but really nice recipe book, filled with a variety of recipes (120 in total), covering meat, fish and veggie dishes as well as appetisers and sweet dishes too! It’s definitely got dinner covered.

The recipes seem pretty easy to follow. There are some that are really simple, and aren’t particularly exciting in my opinion, but a few of them actually gave me some ideas for flavour combinations that I hadn’t thought of before.

The fact that you can make them all using one pan – nice and easy! There are different steps to most of the recipes, so you’ll need to get the timings right – ie. put one ingredient in first then prep the others, then stick those on the tray too, but that’s just a question of getting the timings right – and this recipe book takes care of that for you! Just follow the instructions (what else do would you do I suppose…) and you’ll be sorted,

I’ve tried a few out and have been pleased with the results; some I’ve modified a little but and have been really impressed with the simplicity and ease of the recipes in Sheet Pan Suppers. This would make a great gift for someone going off to uni, too (though check their Halls of Residence has an oven in first, as many don’t!). These recipes really save on washing up, too, which always pleases me!

[Rating: 4/5]

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