In this book, the queen of the cast-iron skillet turns her attention to smaller meals a deux, using smaller (if not daintier) versions of the traditional cast-iron pan. Lighter fare, world flavors, and a few nifty shortcuts feature, too, although the focus remains firmly on comforting dishes that epitomize hearty home-cooking.
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In Cast-Iron Cooking for Two, Joanna Pruess celebrates the enduring appeal of cast-iron cooking and the countless twosomes who love sharing home-cooked food. Her 75 easy and flavorful recipes feature versatile cast-iron skillets that are the right size for people cooking for two (or three), whether they be empty nesters, college students, or just anyone who is not feeding a group.
From Spicy Beer-Battered Shrimp with Remoulade Sauce to Homey Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs and Legs with Pan Gravy to Orange-Sesame Shortbread Cookies, you’ll find dishes that are perfect for any occasion when it’s just the two of youؙ—or maybe even a few! Date night, Sunday morning with a couple of kids, or a casual drop-in dinner for a close friend. Real ingredients that are easily accessible, along with a smattering of high-quality convenience foods (think prepared pesto, pumpkin pie spice mix), help the home cook save time, money, and cupboard and counter space.
Home cooks are discovering the cast-iron pan, popular for centuries, as a tool for economical, easy, elemental ways to cook. Pruess includes a section about caring for pans and debunking some commonly held myths about cooking with cast-iron.