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Good things come in threes—the old adage couldn’t be more true when it comes to easy weeknight cooking. This week, Faith and the gang share their favorite 3-ingredient meals that make weeknight dinners a breeze. Expect to hear some classic combos like avocado, crab, and tomatoes; potatoes, onions, and eggs (tortilla Española); spinach, garlic, and eggs; and broiled sausages and pear or grapes. Hungry yet? Also this week, Mark Raymond shares Passimento, the most romantic wine we’ve had since. . . well, last Valentine’s Day, and Julia Turshen, the writer and coauthor of some of your favorite cookbooks—no doubt—is off on her own with Small Victories. Julia shares recipes for her very popular Turkey + Ricotta Meatballs, Flounder with Roasted Tomatoes + Black Olives, and the stunning Happy Wife, Happy Life Chocolate Cake. SO worth pressing pause on that New Year diet.
Aired: January 2, 2020 (Originally aired January 5, 2017)
Photo: ©2016 Gentl + Hyers.
CONTRIBUTORS AND GUESTS:
• Chris Prosperi — chef/owner, Métro Bis in Simsbury, Conn.
• Alex Province — wine expert
• Mark Raymond — wine expert
• Julia Turshen —writer, recipe developer, and author of Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home-Cooking Triumphs
• “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Justin Timberlake
• “Three,” Cameron Ernst
• “Beans and Cornbread,” Louis Jordan and The Tympany Five
• “Cheap Thrills,” Sia
• “Cook for You,” Twinemen
• “Everybody Eats When They Come to My House,” Cab Calloway
Nancy Laist / The Fez says
First and foremost what a wonderful program, always interesting, educational and enjoyable! This show, the Three Ingredient Recipe was brilliant! So many fantastic ideas, thank you, really thank you. Plus, there was a short clip by Cameron Ernst, “Three” -what a great song – I had not heard it before, so one more thank you for finding such a cute musical interlude. Cheers – Nancy Laist, Stamford CT – The Fez.
Robyn Doyon-Aitken says
Nancy. . .you’re the best; thanks for this great note. So glad you liked the show.
Kelly Monaghan says
I just listened to this on the podcast and am moved to contribute a favorite 3-ingredient dish (although this may be like the tree falling in the forest). My understanding of the rules is that olive oil and spices don’t count as “ingredients.”
Ingredients: Gaspar’s chourico sausage, garlic, Progresso lentil soup.
Mince 3+ cloves garlic. Use one half of a sausage (there are two in a pack). Slice it in half, then slice lengthwise into very thin strips; chop into fine dice.
Saute minced sausage and garlic in olive oil until sausage is browned. Add freshly ground black pepper and a dried herb if you like (I have used rosemary, thyme, oregano). Add lentil soup and simmer for a while to let the flavors blend. Drizzle with more olive oil for serving.