Michael Symon’s 5 in 5: 5 Fresh Ingredients + 5 Minutes = 120 Fantastic Dinners

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The concept of this book is one for all households: Quick, inexpensive, and delicious. All meals are less than $5 per serving and will be ready in 5 minutes or less with 5 ingredients. From great sandwiches and frittatas that you can throw together and take for lunch without any hassle to more “fancy” en papillote fish or sausage dishes I am looking forward to trying all the other dishes we have not gotten to yet. The other great part is that this is not simply just recipes but also a technique book. If you don’t happen to like certain ingredients, there is a great reference guide for substitutions so that you don’t limit yourself from certain recipes. It instructs on what ingredients go with other ingredients so you can learn to improvise and not be so locked into the ingredient list.
This is a regular, featured menu developer in our house. Whether this is for quick dinners after a long day at work and then gym where we don’t want to fuss, or we have company coming over and want to impress with a great meal this is our go-to. I think we have tried at least half of the recipes in this book and have yet to have anything I wouldn’t make again in a heartbeat. We have bought this book for several people as gifts too, from the college student short on time and funds to the foodie retiree with plenty of time on their hands to cook and a bigger budget. All have been very thankful for the thought.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher Clarkson Potter
Publish Date August 4th, 2013
ISBN 9780770434328
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Issue January 2016
Category Cooking, Food & Wine


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