Dan Snedeker

Dan Snedeker

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Slow Cook: Osso Bucco with Creamy Polenta

May 10, 2019

Serves 2

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 9 hours

Osso Bucco translates to “bone with a hole” in reference to the bone marrow visible in the cross-cut of the veal shank. You can substitute lamb or pork shanks for the veal, but it is important to get the cross-cut shank for the most traditional preparation. The marrow from the bone helps to flavor the braising liquid and adds richness to the sauce. Slow cooking the polenta yields a creamy..

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My Cook: Steak au Poivre with Smashed Potatoes

May 1, 2019

Serves 2

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Steak au Poivre is a luxurious staple of French restaurants all over the world. A juicy medallion of beef (traditionally the prized fillet mignon cut) is crusted in a layer of coarsely ground peppercorns and seared to perfection in a hot skillet. The pan sauce that accompanies the steak is prepared in a dramatic flourish tableside as the cognac is flambeed to cook off the alcohol and then reduced..

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My Cook: Salmon with Lentils and Green Beans

May 1, 2019

Serves 2

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hr, 40 minutes

This simple and light dinner is a great meal for early summer nights when it starts getting warm enough to enjoy your dinner al fresco. Perfectly cooked salmon fillets top a warm lentil and green bean salad that’s tossed with a bright vinaigrette seasoned with dijon mustard for a little spiciness and fresh dill, which is a classic herb for pairing with seafood. Let the lentils soak up..

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My Cook: Lamb Chops, New Potatoes, Asparagus, and Mint Gremolata

April 17, 2019

Serves 2

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Spring has finally sprung and we’re celebrating with a dish that is all about the best things in spring. Fresh, crisp asparagus is lightly steamed to keep its crunch and sweet delicate flavor. New baby potatoes are small enough to be boiled whole their skin is very thin so there’s no need to peel them. We chose lamb loin chops for this recipe (think T-bone steak but lamb size) because they’re..

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My Cook: Beet, Barley, and Blue Cheese Salad

April 16, 2019

Serves 2

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 5.5 hours

Cooking beets can be a messy and labor intensive endeavor, but their sweet flavor and rich texture make them worth the challenge. Luckily with Suvie, the low and slow method of cooking brings out even more sweetness in the beets without the hassle of boiling or roasting. We recommend you peel your beets before cooking, but you can always leave the peels on and remove them after cooking, just..

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My Cook: Red Lentil Daal

April 15, 2019

Serves 2-3

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours

Daal is a warm and comforting Indian stew made with lentils, aromatics and spices.  Red lentils make delicious stews because they cook fairly quickly and begin to break down and create a naturally creamy stew without the addition of dairy or other thickeners. This lentil daal is garnished with a splash of coconut milk to add a little fat and richness to the dish to keep you feeling full,..

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My Cook: Texas Chili and Cornbread

April 10, 2019

Serves 4

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 7.5 hours

Texas chili is distinguished from other chilis by two things. Number one, it must be made with whole pieces of beef, no ground meat here. Second, it must not have beans. Our Texas chili recipe features smoky and spicy chipotle peppers, as well as the bitter addition of unsweetened cocoa powder. Chocolate is an influence from south of the border where it is prominently used in molé, a..

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My Cook: Chicken Saltimbocca

April 8, 2019

Serves 2

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Cook Time: 2 hours

Saltimbocca translates to “jump in the mouth” and our Suvie version is no exception. Succulent chicken breast are topped with a fragrant sage leaf and then wrapped up in a blanket of salty, savory, sliced prosciutto. Cooking the chicken sous vide means we concentrate the flavor of the prosciutto and sage without having to worry about dry, stringy chicken breasts. A final broil step..

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My Cook: Chicken Cacciatore

April 2, 2019

Serves 3-4

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 2.5 hours

Chicken Cacciatore is a classic Italian stew that refers to a rustic, “hunter-style” preparation. Traditionally a whole chicken is used and cut into pieces, but for our version, we’re keeping it simple with chicken drumsticks. A quick broil of the mushrooms, onion and bell pepper helps release some liquid and add some of the browning you would typically get during the searing step on the..

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My Cook: Chorizo Paella

March 22, 2019

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Total Cook Time: 1.5 hr

Paella is a Spanish rice dish typically made in a thin, shallow pan over an open flame. The rice is cooked with aromatics and broth or wine. The shallowness of the pan helps quickly evaporate and concentrate the flavors of the dish into the rice. As the rice cooks, it begins to form a crust on the bottom of the pan, which makes for a dish of wonderfully contrasting textures. Smooth creamy rice..

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