Slow cookers are ideal for egg dishes. Nicki's recipe for strata (layered casserole) uses eggs, bread, spinach, prosciutto and Gruyère cheese. It's an easy entertaining dish that pleases both the eyes and taste buds. Use a gluten-free baguette or make it dairy-free by omitting the cheese!
You might not think of your slow cooker when it comes to seafood, but Nicki's salmon bowl recipe will change that! It's made with chiles and a cilantro yogurt sauce for well-balanced flavors. And the slow cooker's gentle heating ability yields perfectly cooked salmon every time.
In this lesson, Amanda breaks down the most helpful information to know when it comes to choosing your seafood, such as the difference between farm-raised and wild-caught, and how to determine what's sustainably sourced. She shares tips on how to determine freshness, and demystifies all those different sizes of shrimp. Finally, you'll learn a ridiculously clever way to prep ahead your favorite fish and veggies.
Get to know your instructor and culinary wizkid Beni C., the youngest winner in MasterChef Junior history, as she kicks things off with her Season 6 finale-winning appetizer, salmon and corn blinis with herb cream. This one-of-a-kind dish is a sure-fire way to start any three-course meal off with a bang! Learn how to cure, smoke and cut the salmon, pickle radishes and, last but not least, make corn blinis from scratch. Then, in a MasterChef Junior Twist, Beni shows you how to smoke your cured salmon at home.
Believe it or not, Beni had to audition for MasterChef Jr. by videotaping herself cooking at home. Find out how to make the same appetizer that started her MasterChef adventure: garlic shrimp with asparagus and homemade chickpea hummus. You'll learn how to blanch vegetables, properly sauté shrimp, and even make crispy chickpeas that are perfect for healthy snacking!