Are you looking for a special gift for someone who loves to cook – but doesn’t love to spend all day in the kitchen? I’ve got the perfect idea for you: CHIC Made Simple, the newest cookbook by Ami Magazine food editor, Esther Deutsch.
Esther has a theory: If your food looks irresistible, it will taste incredible, too. Her recipes are designed to look — and taste– like gourmet cuisine. Yet the recipes are so easy, they take just minutes.
CHIC Made Simple features delectable, no-fuss cuisine that is made to order for all cooks: simple enough for the novice, fast enough for the busy cook, and impressive enough for the most accomplished.
Her beautiful and delicious recipes are perfect for your Shabbat or yomtov table – or anytime you want to treat your family to a special dinner (without hours of fussing in the kitchen first.)
Here’s one of my favorite CHIC Made Simple recipes. I’m a huge fan of teriyaki salmon, plus how pretty are those stripes?!
Striped Teriyaki Salmon
1 large (36 oz.) salmon fillet
2 Tbsp. teriyaki sauce
¼ cup soy sauce
½ cup Dijon mustard
½ cup honey
1 lemon, juiced
5 cloves garlic, minced
Black and white sesame seeds
Place the salmon in an oversized, sealable plastic bag. Combine the teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, mustard, honey, lemon juice, and garlic and pour over the salmon. Turn the salmon to coat. Refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Remove the salmon from the marinade and place on the baking sheet.
Sprinkle the salmon with the black and white sesame seeds in diagonal stripes, alternating with the black and white seeds. Use the dull side of a large knife to help keep the lines even.
Bake for 50 minutes for a large fillet or 35–40 minutes for individual slices. Transfer to a serving platter and serve warm or at room temperature.
If you love glossy, beautiful cookbooks, you will LOVE this one! Get your copy of the 384-page CHIC Made Simple HERE. (Retail is $36.99.)
I am also thrilled that three lucky Kosher on a Budget readers will WIN their own copy of CHIC Made Simple.
Here’s how to enter this giveaway:
#1. Leave a comment on this post telling me who you will give this cookbook to if you win it and why. (For eg., I’ll keep it for myself, since I’m the #1 chef in our house – and pretty matters to me. )
#2. For an additional entry, subscribe to the Kosher on a Budget daily email newsletter, then leave a second comment that you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, just leave a comment to that effect on this post.
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This giveaway will be open until Thursday, October 25 at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winner will be selected randomly and notified by email immediately. He or she will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!