Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker

Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker

110 Recipes for Flavorful, Foolproof Dishes (including Desserts!), Plus Test-kitchen Tips and Strategies

Book - 2017
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Use your slow cooker in a whole new way. Leave it to the experts at Martha Stewart to figure out the best ways to use this favorite kitchen appliance. Many of this book's recipes play to the machine's celebrated strengths; the low-and-slow (and largely hands-off!) cooking method results in hearty, flavorful soups, stews, and chilis (think Split Pea with Ham Soup; Chicken Curry; Pasta e Fagioli). It makes the most of a few cuts of meat that need ample time to shine, as in the meltingly tender Italian Braised Pork served over a bed of creamy polenta, and a four-ingredient Brisket and Onions that just might put your grandmother's recipe to shame. Supplement any of these main courses with a few simple finishes (chopped fresh herbs and crunchy vegetables) and serving partners (warm corn tortillas or a crusty baguette) and you have a deeply satisyfing meal filled with flavor and texture. But the show cooker also boasts a wealth of hidden talents that help produce dishes well beyond those familiar family comforts. Salmon fillet, for example, poaches perfectly in about an hour; served with a bright salsa verde, this elegant springtime dish will make you rethink your dinner options. Restaurant-inspired dishes abound as well, like Duck Carnitas Tacos, which are as foolproof and tasty as they are on trend. Other recipes illustrate how easy it is to put the cooker to glorious good use for breakfast (Grits with Greens and Fried Eggs; Apple French Toast), holiday-worthy side dishes (Winter Squash with Shallots and Dates; Braised Red Cabbage; Scalloped Potatoes), and even desserts (Chocolate Marbled Cheesecake; Blueberry Cornmeal Buckle). With clever ideas for making the most of the machine's capabilities while at the same time uncovering its hidden potential, this book has everything you need to maximize flavor and make life a whole lot easier. What could be smarter than that? -- from book flap.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780307954688
0307954684
9780307954695
0307954692
Branch Call Number: 641.5884 Mar
Characteristics: 272 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Stewart, Martha - Editor
Alternative Title: Slow cooker
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Jun 14, 2018

Love my slow cooker/crock pot, especially with summer coming up and you really don’t want to cook. Martha Stewart usually has a few recipes with ingredients I’ve never heard of—so I have to skip those or make my own substitution. This book has several curry recipes which are always nice when you want something spicy/tangy. She has a recipe for poached salmon. I have never poached fish, but had the best poached halibut a while ago, wasn’t sure how to make it, so I will try Martha’s crock pot recipe without the wine. Also, an overnight oatmeal recipe which I have always wanted to try since most can’t wait for breakfast. There are several duck recipes (no one likes duck at my house). There are also some recipes I won’t make in a slow cooker—cheese cake? Just bake it. There is also a recipe for jam that I need to try since I have the monster blackberry bush across the street. I never got into making jam stored in jars--this sounds much easier. Lots of photographs which always helpful.

Some good recipes here but lots of them are a bit too posh for everyday eating. A FAR BETTER slow cooker book is "Essential Slow Cooker Recipes - 103 Fuss-free Slow Cooker Meals Everyone Will Love" by Addie Gundry.

CatherineG_1 Oct 11, 2017

Martha Stewart readily admits that neither she or her mother owned a slow cooker.
Her team have put together some great recipes as well as tips and tricks.
The most obvious is for best results put some effort into the preparation - do not use bottled sauces without caramelising the meat and add some crunch to your dishes to finish them so they have texture and crunch.
Some of my favourites or ones I would like to try:
baking potatoes in a bed of salt while cooking fish in parchment, summer vegetable tian (thee picture is so tempting) and making jam in your slow cooker!

For my husband, maybe one day, I would make the cinnamon rolls or apple french toast.
The cheesecake looks interesting but I had never thought of creme brulee in a slow cooker.

For those who like international menus, the recipes are very diverse.

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