Whether it’s a rice bowl, grain bowl, salad bowl, vegetarian or made with seafood or meat, there’s a simplicity and comfort in eating a full and balanced meal out of a bowl. One Bowl Meals will inspire readers to mix and match their favorite flavors and foods to create simple, satisfying meals.
In this compact yet comprehensive cookbook, the expert chefs at the Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen show how varied bowl meals can be. Simply put, bowl food is healthful, colorful, comforting, and most important, easy to prepare. Organized by recipes featuring chicken; beef, pork, and lamb; seafood; vegetarian; and even a breakfast chapter, this book will appeal to all sorts of dietary preferences and restrictions. Many recipes include international flavors—such as Thai, Korean, and Mediterranean—and all are healthy and balanced with grains, protein, and fresh vegetables.
Recipes include: Thai Chicken Bowl with Coconut Rice, Red Chilis, Scallions and Basil
Mediterranean Bowl with Grilled Chicken, Olives, Hummus, Feta, Parsley, Onion and Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Short Rib Bibimbap with Garlicky Spinach, Kimchi–Zucchini Slaw, Scallions and Fried Egg
Barley Bowl with Spiced Chickpeas, Mushrooms, Kale and Tahini-Lemon Sauce
Coconut Curry Bowl with Asparagus, Chinese Eggplant and Purple Cabbage Slaw
Teriyaki Salmon Bowl with Sake-Marinated Cucumbers and Rice
Lox Bowl with Farro Salad, Dill, Pickles and Lemon Black Pepper Yogurt
Roasted Root Vegetable Bowl (sweet potato, celery root, parsnip) with Herby White Bean Puree and Shaved Fennel
Teriyaki Salmon Bowl with Cucumbers, Grilled Pineapple, Zucchini & Avocado
½ cup sake 3 tablespoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 cucumbers, thinly shaved Canola oil for brushing 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into planks about 1 inch thick 2 zucchini, halved lengthwise
FOR THE TERIYAKI SAUCE ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup mirin 2 tablespoons sake 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar 1½ lb salmon fillets, cut into 4 equal pieces 1 tablespoon canola oil Steamed sushi rice, for serving 2 avocados, pitted, peeled, and thinly sliced White sesame seeds, for garnish Soy sauce, for drizzling SERVES 4
In a bowl, whisk together the sake, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Add the cucumbers and toss to coat. Let stand for at least 15 minutes.
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and brush with canola oil. Working in batches, grill the pineapple and zucchini until tender-crisp and charred, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool slightly. Cut the pineapple into 1-inch cubes and the zucchini into ½-inch half-moons. Keep warm.
To make the teriyaki sauce, in a small saucepan over high heat, combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake, and brown sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes.
Brush half of the teriyaki sauce over the salmon. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm the canola oil. Add the salmon and sear until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. The flesh should be opaque and flaky and easily pierced with a paring knife. Remove from the heat and brush with the remaining teriyaki sauce.
Divide the rice among 4 bowls. Drain the cucumbers and distribute them evenly among the bowls. Top with the pineapple, zucchini, salmon, and avocado. Garnish with sesame seeds. Drizzle with soy sauce and serve.