sarah's weeknight meals

Jewish Holidays

Sara celebrates the Jewish holidays with two traditional dishes that are often tricky to prepare. She takes viewers through the process, step by step, starting with wine braised brisket. On the side, her husband's Aunt Rifka's recipe for matzo balls they call 'flying discs'. Next, Sara and her nephew visit Stone Barns, the farm and food incubator in Westchester, New York to get fresh winter vegetables for her root vegetable latkes, Sara's version of the traditional Hanukkah dish. Recipes: Braised brisket with flying disks; Root vegetable latkes.

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Arkansas Eats

Sara travels to Arkansas to prepare deep fried rice puppies and catfish with a local farmer and his family. While she's there, Sara discovers some of the best-kept secrets about Arkansas' food, from a famous pie shop to a James Beard-winning barbecue joint that serves just one thing: pulled pork. Recipes: Arkansas catfish; Deep fried rice puppies.

  • 2018-12-18T02:00:00-08:00
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Winter Comfort Food

Sara gets tons of winter veggies from a farm where her nephew works and learns how they are grown in the winter months. And she uses them for Root Vegetable Latkes paired with Smoked Fish Chowder - perfect for a cold and rainy day.

  • 2018-12-25T02:30:00-08:00
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Fish Around The World

Good and good for you, fish is a staple in so many cuisines. Noted Indian chef Floyd Cardoz joins Sara to cook wild striped bass curry from his native Goa. Then Sara has a hearty one-pan dish of Greek shrimp, farro and greens. She then meets a Connecticut oyster farmer to discover the secrets of this popular delicacy. Recipes: Wild striped bass curry; Greek shrimp, farro and greens.

  • 2019-01-01T02:00:00-08:00
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Personal Pizza

Pizza started in Italy, but has become America's favorite food and today we have all kinds. Grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel joins Sara to make a blistered corn and asparagus pesto grilled pizza that is smoky and good. Sara has tips for rolling out pizza dough on Ask Sara. Then, it's a kid-centric meal of pasta pizza and veggies with peanut sesame sauce. Recipes: Blistered corn and asparagus pesto grilled pizza; Pasta pizza; Veggies with peanut sesame sauce.

  • 2019-01-08T02:00:00-08:00
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Pasta in a Pan

Two of our favorite things come together in this episode - pasta and one-pan meals. First, slow cooking expert Michele Scicolone shows how to make a delicious pork ragu with broken lasagna in the slow cooker. Then Sara makes a pear couscous with shellfish, and explains what pans are essential to stock a kitchen. Recipes: Pork ragu with broken lasagna; Pearl couscous with shellfish.

  • 2019-01-15T02:00:00-08:00
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