Cast iron skillet one-pan meals 75 family-friendly recipes for everyday dinners

Jackie Freeman

Book - 2022

"75 meals you can make in a single cast iron skillet. These are complete meals, organized by protein"--

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Seattle : Sasquatch Books [2022]
Main Author
Jackie Freeman (author)
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
197 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: Not My Grandmother's Skillet
  • Cast Iron How-Tos (And How-Nots)
  • Meatless Monday Every Day of the Week: Veggie and Egg Recipes
  • Orecchiette with Butternut Squash, Leeks, and Sage
  • Cheater's Skillet Spanakopita
  • Pasta Frittata with Piquillo Peppers and Artichokes
  • Caramelized Onion and Tomato Pie
  • Pan-Seared Gnocchi with Spinach and White Beans
  • Kimchi Fried Rice with Enoki Mushrooms and Tofu
  • Pasta e Ceci (Italian Pasta and Chickpea Stew)
  • Orzo with Asparagus, Peas, and Parmesan
  • Cauliflower and Eggplant Masala
  • Thai Green Curry with Tofu and Rice Cakes
  • French Onion Soup-Strata
  • Pisto Manchego (Spanish Ratatouille)
  • Harissa Chickpeas with Eggs and Chard
  • Three-Bean Tamale Pie
  • Black Bean Chilaquiles with Eggs
  • A Fish Out of Water: Seafood Recipes
  • Baked Cod with Artichokes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Olives
  • Pan-Seared Salmon with Braised Lentil Salad
  • Brown Butter Halibut with Celeriac
  • Skillet Shrimp "Boil" with Potatoes, Corn, and Sausage
  • Clam Fideos
  • Thai Red Curry Rice with Halibut
  • Scallop Orzotto with Fennel, Orange, and Goat Cheese
  • Weeknight Orzo Paella with Mussels and Chorizo
  • Glazed Salmon with Black-Eyed Peas, Pomegranate Seeds, and Arugula
  • Skillet Mussel Marinara
  • Ginger Shrimp and Sugar Snap Peas with Coconut Rice
  • Clam and Bacon Pizza with Roasted Peppers, Kale, and Parmesan
  • Smoked Salmon Frittata with Cream Cheese, Capers, and Dill
  • Tuna Noodle Skillet Casserole with Peas and Prosciutto
  • Tomato-Poached Mahi Mahi with Zucchini and Fresh Herbs
  • Taking Flight: Poultry Recipes
  • Miso Chicken with Bok Choy and Mushrooms
  • Curry Poached Chicken and Couscous Salad
  • Turkey Pot Pie with a Twist
  • Edamame-Ginger Rice with Chicken
  • Roasted Chicken with New Potatoes, Coriander, and Mint
  • Turkey Skillet Chili with Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Glazed Chicken Drumsticks with Warm Carrot Salad
  • Chicken Tagine with Spiced Fennel Quinoa
  • Easy Chicken Enchilada Skillet
  • Roasted Chicken with Braised White Beans and Bacon
  • Seared Duck Breasts with Fig and Arugula Salad
  • Orange-Tarragon Cornish Game Hens with Roasted Beets and Pistachios
  • Parmesan Chicken Tenders with Warm Fennel, Apple, and Arugula Salad
  • Chicken Thighs with Broccolini, Lemon, and Israeli Couscous
  • Dijon-Roasted Chicken with Italian Sausage and Brussels Sprouts
  • Cowabunga: Beef Recipes
  • Stir-Fried Teriyaki Beef with Broccoli
  • Skillet Inside-Out Taco Bake
  • Meatballs with Caramelized Onions and Pine Nut Lemon Rice
  • Steak Tips and Cauliflower "Caponata" Salad
  • Cheeseburger Macaroni
  • Reuben Dutch Baby
  • Herb-Crusted Flank Steak with Sauteed Grapes and Blue Cheese
  • Skirt Steak Street Tacos with Corn and Black Bean Salad
  • Classic Patty Melts with Caramelized Onions and Cheddar
  • Pan-Seared New York Steak with Tarragon Mustard and Spring Vegetables
  • Beef, Green Bean, and Pineapple Red Curry
  • Good Ol' Beef Pot Pie
  • Root Vegetable and Beef Skillet Gratin
  • Spiced Beef and Chickpea-Stuffed Pitas "Kawarma"
  • Seared Rib-Eye Steak with Wilted Napa Cabbage
  • Not Quite Kosher: Pork Recipes
  • Pork Chops with Cashew-Lime Rice
  • "The Kids' Favorite" Skillet Lasagna
  • Grits-Crusted Ham and Cheese Quiche
  • Mustard-Coated Pork Tenderloin with Green Beans and Potatoes
  • Bacon and Poblano Grilled Cheese
  • Pork Ramen with Bamboo and Mushrooms
  • Chorizo and Sweet Potato Quesadillas
  • Caraway-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Sauerkraut and Apples
  • Yam and Beet Hash with Italian Sausage
  • Super-Fancy Bacon and Porcini Skillet Nachos
  • Sesame Pork Cutlets with Warm Mustard Greens
  • Harissa Pork Chops with Eggplant, White Beans, and Tomatoes
  • Winter Squash Couscous with Pancetta
  • Skillet Maque Choux with Andouille Sausage
  • Roasted Bratwurst with Apples, Radicchio, and White Beans
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

The wonders of cast-iron cooking are celebrated in this versatile collection from chef Freeman (A Hearty Book of Veggie Sandwiches). The author offers tips on how to get the most out of a cast-iron skillet, including drying a cleaned pan on the stove top over low heat and then rubbing it with a bit of olive or vegetable oil. Freeman also shares practical shortcuts for dishes that require considerable preparation, most notably, a tangy spanakopita, which calls for store-bought phyllo sheets. Mouthwatering meatless options include dishes such as orecchiette with butternut squash, leeks, and sage. Tantalizing seafood dishes, such as brown butter halibut with celeriac, are as filling as they are zesty. Poultry, beef, and pork recipes feature unexpected but appealing flavor combinations, among them edamame-ginger rice with chicken, and grits-crusted ham and cheese quiche. All have the added bonus of only calling for one pan, and cleanup, Freeman shows, only requires a quick wipe with a paper towel followed by a rinse under hot water. Extolling the many virtues of cooking with cast iron, Freeman will make novice and seasoned chefs eager to practice their skills and ace one-pot meals. (Nov.)

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Introduction: Not My Grandmother's Skillet One pan to rule them all. One meal to feed them all. Cast iron pans are often passed down from generation to generation. Fond memories of grandmother's frying chicken or making cakes in their perfectly seasoned skillets. Mother's simmering stews or roasting meats in the Dutch oven all day long. Their children and grand-children inheriting precious family heirlooms and long-lived recipes as they receive these skillets when they move into homes of their own. Well, my grandmother did own cast iron pans. And they were passed down to my mother. But honestly, I never saw either of them cook a single meal with those skillets once. I found our "heirlooms" rusted and dry in a box tucked into the corner of my parents' basement, simply by accident when looking for other kitchen utensils. The matriarchs in my family were not of the cooking persuasion, so their cast iron was abused and abandoned. But something about these skillets made them keep them around anyway. And, I'm sure glad they did. As a budding chef, I accidentally discovered our family's cast iron skillets, rust-covered and lonely, one day while rummaging through boxes. I literally hugged them in my arms and jumped for joy (which is difficult to do....they are quite heavy). After much research, trial and error, and a few bad meals (but a lot of good ones to follow), I was able to revive these forgotten relics and start to make meal-time memories of my own. In the years that followed, I expanded my collection from a few forgotten skillets to a range of Dutch ovens, grill pans, and a few specialty cast iron items, as well. Perhaps like my grandmother and mother, you are wary of cooking with cast iron. Yes, they do require a bit of work (but, isn't anything that is worthwhile?), and they are heavy enough to squash even the most audacious arachnid. But with a little knowledge and practice, you might discover that your cast iron skillet may become the most reached-for cookware in your kitchen. Naturally non-stick, an ace at achieving perfect sears on proteins and golden crusts on baked goods, these pans are here for the long run. As we learn to make these one-pan meals together, I'll show you how to perfectly care for your cast iron so they last for generations to come. The results of finding a hidden treasure-trove of long-forgotten cast iron? This cookbook, which includes a range of recipes for every palate and skill level, from simple and easy to a bit more challenging (but never out of reach). Whether it's a normal weeknight (or morning) meal, to a celebratory dinner with family and friends, to a cookout in the backyard, you'll find something to please every diner. Though there are many cast iron books available on the market, few focus specifically on one-dish meals. I love sides, sauces, condiments, and baked goods as much as the next person, but this book is all about the center stage. It's time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or breakfast-for-dinner, if that's your thing), all in one skillet, all ready to go. Because we're busy, we're hungry, and we're ready to get out of the kitchen and do other things with our time. It may not have the shine of copper or the sparkle of Teflon, but cast iron is here for the long run. It's affordable, it's versatile, and it's useful. And, if you learn how to properly take care of it and use it, it will be a life-long companion. Heck, you can even pass it down to your children and grandchildren. It's the everyday pan for the everyday cook for the everyday meal. Excerpted from Cast Iron Skillet One-Pan Meals: 75 Family-Friendly Recipes for Everyday Dinners by Jackie Freeman All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.