200 BEST SHEET PAN MEALS
BY CAMILLA V SAULSBURY
My fuss-free radar went into full gear when 200 Best Sheet Pan Meals by Camilla V. Saulsbury came across my desk. We are always looking for recipes that are convenient and easy to make, so using a sheet pan to create a meal, which never occurred to us, was something we wanted to explore. And of course, the easy cleanup is an added plus.
Recipes include Pantry Meals (butter-roasted salmon and cauliflower); Breakfast and Brunch (brown-sugar glazed bacon); Meatless Meals (Moroccan vegetable couscous); Fish and Seafood (coconut shrimp with roasted sweet potato rounds); Chicken and Turkey (apricot-glazed chicken thighs with Swiss Chard); Pork, Beef and Lamb (lamb meatballs with zucchini, tomatoes and yogurt tahini sauce; and Sheet Sweets (sheet pan chocolate chip cookie bars).
Saulsbury a freelance food writer, recipe developer, cooking instructor and blogger at powerhungry.com has been featured on Today, Good Morning America, The Food Network, and in the New York Times. She resides in Texas.
Here is a recipe to try:
ROASTED PLUMS WITH HONEY, WALNUTS AND GREEK YOGURT
Honey gives a nuanced sweetness to the roasted plums and yogurt in this dessert. It’s an ideal option after an otherwise rich meal.
Makes 6 servings
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C)
18- by 13-inch (45 by 33 cm) rimmed sheet pan, lined with parchment paper
9 medium firm-ripe plums, halved
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted 30 mL
5 tbsp liquid honey, divided 75 mL
1⁄2 cup walnut halves, coarsely chopped 125 mL
1 cup plain Greek yogurt 250 mL
1. Place plums, cut side up, on one side of prepared pan, spacing evenly. Brush with butter and drizzle with 2 tbsp (30 mL) honey. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes.
2. Open oven door and scatter walnuts on the other side of the pan. Close door and bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until plums are soft and walnuts are lightly toasted.
3. Divide plums among six bowls, top each with a generous dollop of yogurt, sprinkle with walnuts and drizzle with the remaining honey.
An equal amount of pure maple syrup or agave nectar can be used in place of the honey.
Apricots can be used in place of the plums.
Store the cooled plums in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Store the walnuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Serve the plums cold, or warm them in the microwave on medium (70%) for about 1 minute.
Courtesy of 200 Best Sheet Pan Recipes by Camilla Saulsbury © 2016. Reprinted with publisher permission. Available wherever books are sold.
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