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Sara's Weeknight Meals

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Rustic Potato and Green Bean Pie, Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas and Mu Shoo Vegetables in Pancakes. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Renowned chef, television personality, magazine editor and cookbook author Sara Moulton brings her signature warmth and informative style back to public television in her new series, SARA'S WEEKNIGHT MEALS. Based on her book, Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals, Sara and her celebrity-chef friends share their ideas for flavorful, healthy meals with minimal fuss. Twenty fast-paced and engaging episodes feature quick, delicious and routine-breaking entrees designed to inspire and empower home cooks. Episodes include: "Breakfast for Dinner," "Soup for Supper" and "The Substantial Sandwich."

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  • Pasta for Supper (#101)

    Pasta with breakfast sausages and tomatoes and Ricotta Gnocchi with Sauteed Cherry Tomato Sauce. [26 minutes]

  • The Substantial Sandwich (#102)

    Turkey Reuben and Pressed Smoked Salmon, Fried Clam and Middle Eastern Meatball Sandwiches are made. [26 minutes]

  • Soup for Supper (#103)

    Cauliflower Soup with Spicy Chorizo and Greens and Seared Beef in Autumn Broth with Wasabi Cream. [26 minutes]

  • Breakfast for Dinner (#104)

    Egg, Bacon and Cheddar Biscuit Sandwiches and Green Chile and Zucchini Quiche are prepared. [26 minutes]

  • Indian Style (#105)

    A tender Pork Vindaloo, Hard-boiled Eggs Masala and Royal Chicken Cooked in Yogurt are served. [26 minutes]

  • Shop and Serve (#106)

    Green Posole with Chicken and Cheatin' Jambalaya are easy and delicious crowd pleasers. [26 minutes]

  • Vegetable Plates (#107)

    Grilled Shiitake, Sweet Potato, Eggplant Kabobs and Giant Stuffed Mushrooms are whipped up. [26 minutes]

  • Burgers (#108)

    A Portobello Burger with a gorgonzola cheese and flavorful Asian-Style Turkey Burgers are prepared. [26 minutes]

  • Just Open The Pantry (#109)

    Delicious Fried Rice, Linguine with White Beans and quick Salmon Cakes couldn't be easier. [26 minutes]

  • Greek Style (#110)

    Braised Lamb Yiouvetsi and Yiouvarlakia, a meatball soup with a lemony egg foam are made. [26 minutes]

  • Meat Entrees (#111)

    Pork Tournedos with Prosciutto, Korean-Style Beef with Cabbage and Grilled Lamb and Onion Kabobs. [26 minutes]

  • Mexican Made Easy (#112)

    Chef Roberto Santibanz prepares simple Adobo Marinated Chicken, Enchiladas and Roasted Poblanos. [26 minutes]

  • Poultry Dinner (#113)

    Chicken with Sausage and Hot Cherry Peppers, Lemon Chicken and Sauteed Duck Breasts are cooked up. [26 minutes]

  • Italian (#114)

    New York chef Andrew Carmellini makes Chicken Leg Cacciatore, Grilled Swordfish and Creamy Risotto. [26 minutes]

  • From the Sea (#115)

    Steamed Mussels in Curried Coconut Broth, Seared Fish with Gazpacho Vinaigrette and Roasted Salmon. [26 minutes]

  • Cooking Ahead (#116)

    Duck Confit and Braised Short Ribs with Oven Baked Polenta and Horseradish Sauce are prepared . [26 minutes]

  • Asian Noodle Dishes (#117)

    Cold Soba Noodles with Shiitake and Baby Bok Choy and Pad Thai with Shrimp, Tofu and Mung Beans [26 minutes]

  • Entree Salads (#118)

    Fried Chicken Salad, Thai Style Steak Salad Ham and Potato and Black-Eyed Pea Salad are prepared. [26 minutes]

  • Sea Fare (#119)

    Steamed Black Sea Bass and Cataplana, steamed Clams with Garlic, Tomatoes and Portuguese Sausage. [26 minutes]

  • Pizza (#120)

    Sara shows how to make Middle Eastern Pizza featuring spicy lamb and Grilled Southwestern Pizza. [26 minutes]

  • High 5 - 5 Ingredient Mains (#201)

    Buffalo Rice, Sauteed Duck Breasts with Apricot Szechuan Peppercorn Sauce and Broccoli Pasta. [26 minutes]

  • Two for One (#202)

    Grilled Lamb Chop, Herbed Lamb and Feta Burgers and Peruvian Baked Chicken Thighs are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Girls at the Grill with Elizabeth Karmel (#203)

    Chicken Paillard with Greek Farmer's Salad and Blistered Corn and Asparagus Pesto Grilled Pizza. [26 minutes]

  • Breakfast for Dinner (#204)

    Indian Scrambled Eggs on crispy pappadam, BLT and Egg Pie and a Souffled Omelet are served. [26 minutes]

  • Sandwich Night (#205)

    Make your own easy Beer Bread and stuff it with Pulled Chicken Barbecue and Pickled Cucumbers. [26 minutes]

  • Salad: It's Easy Being Green (#206)

    Warm Steakhouse Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing and Crunchy Falafel Salad with Garlic Dressing. [26 minutes]

  • Indian Comfort Food with Floyd Cardoz (#207)

    Wild Striped Bass Curry in Coconut and mild Spices, Chicken Pilaf and Beef Kebabs are prepared. [26 minutes]

  • Thanksgiving 101 (#208)

    Sara covers of how to buy, defrost, roast and time a Turkey and create One-Size-Fits-All Stuffing. [26 minutes]

  • Soups On! (#209)

    Seafood Gazpacho, New Orleans-inspired Red Beans and Rice Soup and Sunny Squash Soup are made. [26 minutes]

  • Holiday Food Gifts (#210)

    Homemade Marshmallows with a Hot Chocolate Mix and Homemade Cheese Crackers are made. [26 minutes]

  • Locavore In Napa with Joey Altman (#211)

    Grilled Salmon, Arugula and Grilled Corn Salad and Sweet Pea and Avocado Crostini are whipped up. [26 minutes]

  • Gone Fishin' with David Pasternack (#212)

    Fettuccine with Rock Shrimp, Corn and Jalapeno and Grilled Mahi Mahi with Panella and Chickpeas. [26 minutes]

  • Sunday Comfort Meals (#213)

    Roast Chicken Stuffed with Zucchini and Cheese and tender Short Ribs coated with a kick of Mustard. [26 minutes]

  • Mi Famiglia: Italian Family Style with Giuseppe Fanelli (#214)

    Bruschetta al Tonno, Agnello Scottadito and Pesto, String Beans and Potatoes are prepared. [26 minutes]

  • One Pot Asian Meals with Ming Tsai (#216)

    Lemongrass-Coconut Chicken Soup, Black Bean Scallops and Ginger Orange Duck "Cassoulet" are made. [26 minutes]

  • Carnivores Unite! (#217)

    Buttermilk-Fried Pork Chops and Polenta Lasagna made with crispy Polenta Cakes are prepared. [26 minutes]

  • Appetizers for Dinner (#218)

    Chorizo Chicken Wings, Asian-Style Pork Sliders, Beer Batter Shrimp and Old Fashioned Egg Creams. [26 minutes]

  • Latin All-Stars with Maricel Presilla (#219)

    Enjoy Braised Pork with Greens, Mayan Turkey Stew and Zucchini Cuban-Style Cherry Tomato Sofrito. [26 minutes]

  • Dinner for Two (#220)

    Chicken Saltimbocca with Artichoke Sauce, Eggs Baked in Red Wine and Chocolate Cheesecake. [26 minutes]

  • Winter Comfort Food (#301)

    Sara uses winter veggie from a farm for Root Vegetable Latkes paired with Smoked Fish Chowder. [26 minutes]

  • Burgers and Fries (#302)

    Spanish Burgers, Oven Baked Fries and a comfort food mash-up, Meatloaf Burgers, are prepared. [26 minutes]

  • Italian, Philly Style with Marc Vetri (#303)

    Sal's Meatballs in Pizza Sauce and Spaghetti in Parchment with Clams and Scallions are served. [26 minutes]

  • I'm Cheating On You (#304)

    Recipes include Baked Risotto with Red Wine, Sweet Potatoes and Duck Confit and Wonton Ravioli. [26 minutes]

  • Asian Flavors with Dale Talde (#305)

    Pad Thai with Oysters and Bacon and Angry Chicken spiced like Kim Chee with potatoes are cooked up. [26 minutes]

  • Remembering Julia (#306)

    A tribute to Julia Child features Broccoli and Goat Cheese Souffleed Omelet and Chicken Cassoulet. [26 minutes]

  • A Trip to Brazil W/Leticia Moreinos Schwartz (#307)

    Salt Cod with Bacon, Onions, Eggs and Potatoes and Chicken, Shrimp, Peanut and Cashew Stew are made. [26 minutes]

  • Cook Once, Eat Twice (#308)

    Meals include Spicy Roast Pork, Pork Banh Mi Sandwiches, Sauteed Duck Breasts and Peking Duck Wraps. [26 minutes]

  • Pantry Raid (#309)

    Linguine with White Bean, Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Sauce and surprisingly Savory Waffles are made. [26 minutes]

  • Turkish Home Cooking (#310)

    Sara takes a journey to Turkey and enjoys Kebabs, Meatballs, Pumpkin Fritters and Quince Liquor. [26 minutes]

  • Mexican Cocina (#401)

    A salute to the spicy flavors of the Southwest includes Duck Tacos and Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas. [26 minutes]

  • Hot Day, Cool Kitchen (#402)

    Summertime recipes include Bruschetta al Tonno and Asian Chicken Salad with Carrot Ginger Sauce. [26 minutes]

  • Picnics and Tailgates (#403)

    Homemade Beer Bread with Pulled Chicken Barbecue and Refrigerator Pickles are served. [26 minutes]

  • Vegan with Adam Sobel (#404)

    Korean Barbecue Tofu Tacos and Ancho Chili Black Bean Potato Skins are prepared. Yum! [26 minutes]

  • Just 5 Ingredients (#405)

    Oven Fried Chicken, Salmon with Wasabi Crust and Duck Confit with Braised Leeks are served. [26 minutes]

  • 15-Minute Sautes (#406)

    Pork Saute with a choice of two sauces and Spicy Blackened Fish with a Creole rub are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Fish in a Bag (#407)

    A delicious recipe for Clam Pasta en Papillote and simple and juicy Salmon in a Bag are shared. [26 minutes]

  • Not Just for Kids (#408)

    Tasty kid-friendly recipes include Beer Batter Shrimp, Pasta Pizza and Jiggly Orange Wedges. [26 minutes]

  • Cooking Ahead (#409)

    Braised Brisket with "Flying Discs" and Rice with Broccoli Rabe Pesto are prepared. [26 minutes]

  • Leftover Show (#410)

    Embrace leftovers with Tomato, Chicken and Tortilla Soup and Brie, Bacon and Spaghetti Frittata. [26 minutes]

  • Slow Cooker Meals with Michele Scicolone (#411)

    Michele Scicolone's recipes include Pork Ragu with Broken Lasagna and Meatball Tagine with Couscous. [26 minutes]

  • Budget Stretchers (#412)

    Greens and Potato Pie and tasty Italian Onion Soup with a poached egg floating on the top are made. [26 minutes]

  • Meal in a Pan (#413)

    Flavorful recipes include a beautiful Yellow Squash Soup and Pearl Couscous with Shellfish. [26 minutes]

  • Italian with Joey Campanaro (#414)

    Easy Salad Dressing Chicken with Escarole and Grilled Scallion Dijon Lamb Chops are served. [26 minutes]

  • Mom's Day Off (#415)

    A Cheese Sandwich Souffle and Mini Meatloaves, cooked individually in muffin tins, are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Savory Dinner Pie (#416)

    BLT Pie, a twist on the popular sandwich, a Pizza Dough recipe and Broccoli Calzone are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Stir Fry with Grace Young (#417)

    Chinese-Burmese Chili Chicken and Peppery Vegetarian Rice are fast, easy and delicious. [26 minutes]

  • Dinner at 8 (#418)

    Duck with Gingered Grape Sauce and fabulously interactive Japanese Beef Fondue are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • The Bird Is The Word (#419)

    White Bean Chicken Chili and Angry Chicken are prepared with Top Chef's Dale Talde. [26 minutes]

  • Middle Eastern Mashup (#420)

    Lamb Chops with a Turkish Pear Salsa and Herbed Lamb and Feta Burgers are prepared. [26 minutes]

  • Sustainable Surf (#501)

    Sara is passionate about seafood, but also about eating it responsibly, without depleting the vast culinary gift the ocean offers. That's also the mission of our guest, Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. Huynh brings a favorite seafood dish with a nod to his native Vietnam - grilled shrimp and lettuce wraps, and then to pull out the stops it's his roasted branzino - a culinary experience for fish lovers! [26 minutes]

  • Fan Fare (#502)

    Tailgating is even more enjoyable with a fun, substantial and easy to make sandwich, along with portable salads and desserts. Sara's kielbasa sandwiches with kim chi and cheddar is a crazy mash up of cultures, but it works deliciously. She takes them to a rowing regatta to eat with friends and cheer on the team. Then, Sara's chorizo chicken wings are perfect for a game day meal, especially with her version of egg cream. And, in Ask Sara, we've got simple tips for packing a picnic! [26 minutes]

  • Mid-East Meets West (#503)

    Sara's guest Einat Admony of New York's Balaboosta has legions of fans for her Israeli/Mediterranean cuisine, and she's bringing it to our kitchen with a traditional sinaya - a Middle Eastern shepherd's pie. We'll discover more about Einat's fascinating background, including a stint in the Israeli Army. Also on the menu, one of Sara's favorites - falafel salad. [26 minutes]

  • Sam's Simple Saute (#504)

    Sara's son Sam stops by to cook a fast favorite based on a simple technique - sauteed lemon chicken with capers. Also on the menu, one of Sam's favorites, buttermilk fried pork chops. We'll also stop by Wholesome Wave, a unique initiative to connect farmers with fresh food to people in underserved communities. [26 minutes]

  • Trip to Spain (#505)

    What's not to like about Spanish food? Ham, chorizo, great seafood, tapas - Sara has some great recipes like pork with spanish olives and fideo, a paella like dish that uses noodles instead of rice. Delicious! Sara also visits a specialty maker of chorizo, the spicy sausage beloved throughout the Spanish-speaking world. [26 minutes]

  • Take Out Chinese at Home (#506)

    Are you a fan of takeout? Then this is your episode! Sara will demonstrate how to make traditional Chinese takeout dishes at home faster than driving to pick them up. First, stir-fry queen Grace Young shows us how to season a wok, and then cooks up her fast and easy Chinese Burmese chicken. Then, Sara makes homemade baby egg rolls with soy dipping sauce. Her goal? Have it on the table before her two staff members can pick up the same dish at a Chinese restaurant. Its beat the clock - Sara style. [26 minutes]

  • Meatless Mondays (#507)

    Were you bad over the weekend? Get back on track as you clean out and veg out with the hottest vegetarian chef around Amanda Cohen. Sara will answer viewer questions about mushrooms and vegetable storage on Ask Sara, and she cooks her own vegetarian dish, mu shu vegetables. [26 minutes]

  • Family Choice (#508)

    Sara has two kids of her own, so she's always found ways to please finicky palates with food adults love too. Take her easy weeknight mini meatloaves baked in a muffin tin that kids love to make themselves. We have two kids helping Sarah in the kitchen to prove it. There's also Odd Lots mac and cheese, a homemade dish using leftovers from the fridge. Sara tops that off with a cool and refreshing creamsicle drink for dessert. Speaking of cheese, we also visit a Benedictine nun who is the world's foremost expert on raw cheeses. [26 minutes]

  • Fancy Pasta (#509)

    Plain old pasta it's not, but it's just as simple to make as your weeknight favorites. That's the story with Sara's spicy greens ravioli, sophisticated enough for your next dinner party and easy to make. Then guest David Pasternack of New York's Esca and Eataly shows his flair with fish with a rock shrimp fettuccine. And, in Ask Sara, Sara answers viewer questions about pizza dough and ricotta cheese. [26 minutes]

  • Shellfish Asian Style (#510)

    Bivalves are the name of the game today when Sara makes a flavorful mussels and bok choy dish with a side of tea pilaf. And it's down to Chinatown with Chef Dale Talde to get the ingredients for a unique oyster and bacon pad thai. Speaking of oysters, we'll discover how they are harvested when we take to the sea with an oysterman. [26 minutes]

  • Sunday Supper (#511)

    There has to be one day to kick back and enjoy cooking and that's Sunday. Sara has satisfying meals for a family gathering, like a hearty roast duck with a side of duck fat popovers. Then a British favorite deviled bones. In Ask Sara she answers viewer questions about that Sunday favorite mashed potatoes. [26 minutes]

  • Upside Down Day (#512)

    Turn the day upside down by having breakfast for dinner. Savory waffles Benedict is perfect and perfectly filling as is Sara's take on the classic spaghetti with bacon, eggs and toasted bread crumbs! We'll also visit a smokehouse to see how bacon gets the flavor we all crave. [26 minutes]

  • Build A Better Burge (#513)

    It's everything you wanted to know about burgers, plus two delicious recipes. Sara's turkey spinach burger is a light but succulent version of the American standard, while her Spanish burger puts an international spin on an old favorite. We'll discover the best grind of meat for burgers from a venerable Philadelphia butcher, and while we're there Sara discovers the secret to great fries at Philly's Dandelion Restaurant. [26 minutes]

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