sarah's weeknight meals

Soul of the South

Sara travels to Charleston, South Carolina to learn the secrets to the legendary fried chicken of Martha Lou Gadsden of Martha Lou's Kitchen. Then she travels to Boone Plantation to learn how African American cooks have shaped Southern cooking since the days of slavery. Back in Sara's kitchen, she makes her version of a Southern classic, red beans and rice soup. Recipes: Martha Lou's southern fried chicken; Red beans and rice soup.

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Double Down

Sara has got nearly a week's full of meals with the simplest idea - cook once, eat twice. Day one starts with a spicy roast pork that's easy and delicious. Day two, that pork is transformed into a Vietnamese banh mi sandwich. On day three, dinner is Peruvian baked chicken thighs that are transformed on day four into chicken and tomatillo salsa nachos. On Ask Sara, Sara answers a viewer's question on the best way to get kids involved in the kitchen. Recipes: Spicy roast pork; My banh mi; Peruvian baked chicken thighs; Chicken and tomatillo salsa nachos.

  • 2018-12-11T02:00:00-08:00
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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
    KCET-HD