When I tell people that I am part of the One-Pot Blogger Cooking Party and that I have been cooking Emeril recipes for two straight weeks I see this strange look come across their face...and then I get "So you're cooking WITH Emeril?" As much as I wish Emeril and I were standing side by side in the kitchen, chopping veggies and browning meat, that's not the case. What I am doing though is cooking from Emeril's soon to be released book Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders and sharing my experiences.
The next question I get is "Are you having fun with that?" Hell yes! I'm having lots of fun with this. I get a sneak peak at a new cookbook, I get to cook yummy Emeril recipes almost every night, and I get to be part of a cool blogger group...what's not to like?
This is usually followed by "Aren't you bored cooking just from one cookbook?" Not yet, Emeril's new book has such a nice variety of recipes. And I love that a lot are what I call "week-night" friendly. Like last night's Linguini with Artichokes Shrimp and Mascarpone. This restaurant style meal came together literally in the time it took to cook the pasta...less than 15 minutes.
I left the shrimp out (remember I'm allergic) and I added slightly less mascarpone and slightly more lemon rind...just personal preference. I "kicked it up a notch" with some crushed red pepper sprinkled on top and had a yummy pasta dinner for my hubby and I ready in no time. Unfortunately, this is not one of the recipes I can share with you....bummer I know. But you can get this recipe and over 100 others in Emeril's new book. (preorder it here).
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