I love 30-minutes-or-less meals as much as the next cook, but sometimes you want to just really pull out all the stops and make a really impressive feast. Depending on the stage of your cooking career, these can vary from a dish that simply challenges you to a truly gourmet extravaganza.
In future weeks, I hope to share with you some of my experiences making dishes that stretch my skills and that use less familiar (to me!) ingredients or techniques. I mean, really, how else am I going to make it to Chopped?!
I’m curious — what are some fancy-pants meals that you’ve made and enjoyed? Any tips on navigating uncharted cooking territory?