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The Complete 15-Minute Gourmet: Creative Cuisine Made Fast and Fresh [Hardcover]

By Paulette Mitchell (Author) & Nancy Bundt (Photographer)
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"The Complete 15-Minute Gourmet" features great dishes from the best cuisines around the world that can be prepared in 15 minutes using fresh ingredients. 40 full-color photos.

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What can you cook up in 15 minutes? You might be surprised

You don't have to sacrifice flavor or nutrition just because your life is hectic. For more than 20 years, Paulette Mitchell has been creating gourmet dishes that can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. Her speedy meals are sophisticated enough to please the palates of savvy gourmets, yet simple enough that a novice can prepare them. In just 15 minutes, you could be feasting on:

  • Soba Noodle and Steak Salad
  • Honey-Mustard Chicken with Papaya-Pineapple Salsa
  • Greek Snapper with Feta Cheese
  • Ravioli with Hazelnut and Sage Pesto
  • Creole Shrimp with Asiago-Topped Polenta

Whether you crave cuisine with an international flair or want a new spin on a traditional favorite, "The Complete 15-Minute Gourmet" has recipes that yield extraordinary results with minimal time and effort. You'll be amazed by what you can create in just 15 minutes.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   320
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.46" Width: 8.38" Height: 0.85"
Weight:   2.3 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 7, 2008
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  1401603556  
ISBN13  9781401603557  
UPC  031869002560  

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More About Paulette Mitchell & Nancy Bundt

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Paulette Mitchell is known internationally for her quick-to-prepare recipes with gourmet flair. She has taught cooking for 27 years and is a lecturer, television personality, and the author of 10 cookbooks. She lives in Minneapolis.
William Meppem is originally from Sydney, Australia and is now a New York based photographer. His work appears in Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, and Vogue Entertaining, and in A Beautiful Bowl of Soup (0-8118-3528-6) and Modern Greek (0-8118-3480-8

Paulette Mitchell currently resides in Minneapolis, in the state of Minnesota.

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I Love The 15- Minute Gourmet Cookbook!  Nov 4, 2009
I was given this book as a gift and it is fabulous! The recipes are clear, easy and truly quick to make. And most important to me is that they are very flavorful and attractive. The ingredients called for are easily located. The recipes are healthy and satisfying, and the photographs are beautiful. This book makes it so easy to find an answer to that dreaded question of what to have for dinner. I've made about 15 of the recipes and each one has been great! Paulette Mitchell is my new favorite cookbook author. I plan to purchase her vegetarian cookbook and am going to give this book for Christmas presents this year. I really love it!
My New Go-To Cookbook  Oct 17, 2009
I borrowed this book from the library on a whim and am loving the recipes so much, I am now buying a copy of my own. It is true to its word and you can make these dishes in 15-20 minutes for absolutely great weeknight meals that shake up the regular routine. Each recipe I've tried so far has been good:
--Jamaican Coconut Milk Chicken: So good I've made it 3 times in 2 weeks. Serve over coconut milk flavored rice and it's delicious. Even better the next day as the curry and flavors absorb more into the chicken.
--Curried pumpkin and black bean soup: Not thick as I expected, but full of flavor for a warm and filling lunch
--Five-Spice Shrimp with Plum Sauce: We wrapped ours in butter leaf lettuce. My 9-yr-old went back for 4 servings!

Easy to follow recipes, color photographs throughout the book, and great results. I've noticed many of the recipes call for curry powder, so make sure you like that before buying. For me, this is my new go-to cookbook of choice, and I am a collector of cookbooks, so that says a lot.
Great food, really 15 minutes  Jan 5, 2009
This is one of the only cookbooks I've ever encountered that followed through with its claim to make fast food, even the first time I make a recipe. There is also a huge variety of tastes and ingredients. I have yet to make anything from this book that didn't work or wasn't delicious; the recipes are clear, well organized and easy! I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to make varied, good food on a time budget.
Fast, Fresh and Delicious  Dec 10, 2008

Creative Cuisine made Fast and Fresh
By Paulette Mitchell

A review by Marty Martindale

Mitchell challenges cooks to surprise themselves with what they can cook in 15 minutes, as she introduces delicious recipes infused with an international flair combined with fresh ingredients and basic pantry staples. These will be meals prepared with chef-like appearance, not hurried or complicated.

Her 300-page book is liberally sprinkled with yellow tip panels which she has indexed early in the book. Here's an overview of Mitchell's recipes in the book:

Simply made with: penne pasta, basil pesto, sour cream wine vinegar, sugar, shredded carrots, green oinions and red leaf lettuce

Olive oil, onion, carrot, garlic, cumin, coriander, broth, pepper flakes and parsley

Broth, soy sauce, salad spinach, pepper flakes, butter and Togarashi powder

Plum tomato, shallot, chili pepper, lime juice, flour tortillas, and shredded lettuce

Water, cornstarch, Chinese hot oil, canola oil, onion, baby peas, green onions, soy sauce, dark Asian sesame oil, chopped fresh ginger and iceberg lettuce leaves

Broth, soy sauce, fresh spinach, mushrooms, snap peas, canola oil, fresh ginger minced and garlic

Olive oil, onion, bell pepper, garlic broth, tomatoes, fresh spinach, orzo, scallions and lemon juice

Olive oil, green pepper, onion, garlic, canned tomato, basil, trhyme, pepper flakes, cod fillet, shrimp, lemon jujice and Parmesan cheese

Broth, tomato paste, olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, garlic chopped feta cheese garnish

Broth, red curry paste, fish sauce, sugar, shrimp, tomatoes, sugar peas, cilantro and lime

Pancetta, eggs, broth, cream, Parmesan, garlic and flat-leaf parsley

Orange juice, hazelnut or walnut oil, honey and parsley

Couscous, Lemon juice, olive oil, tomato, cucumber, parsley, green onion and mint leaves

Wheat flour noodles, soy sauce, rice vinegar, Asian sesame oil, chili paste with garlic, lemon juice, honey, pickled ginger, carrots, green onions, chopped peanuts, cilantro, black sesame seeds and cilantro

Canola oil, onion, curry powder, tomatoes, baby peas, yogurt and lemon wedges

Cilantro, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and cumin

The last chapter in Mitchell's book she titles, "Basics," and it contains quick recipes for sauces, dressings and other items you can use to make simple items fun and festive.

Here's more books by Mitchell:

The Complete 15-Minute Gourmet
The 15-Minute Gourmet Vegetarian
The 15-Minute Gourmet: Chicken
The 15-Minute Gourmet: Noodles
The 15-Minute Single Gourmet
The Bew Anerucab Vegetaruab Menu Cookbook
The Compete Book of Dressings
The Complete Soy Cookbook
Vegetarian Sandwiches
Vegetarian Appetizers
A Beautiful Bowl of Soup
The Spirited Vegetarian
The Simple Soups Deck

Visit Mitchell's website: PAULETTE MITCHELL
Marty Martindale can be reached at her site:
A vegetarian gone bad ... gone good!  Nov 14, 2008
Paulette started as a vegetarian chef, and that's where I first encountered her recipes. I'm NOT a vegetarian by any stretch, but the way she builds her recipes and uses herbs and spices got my attention.

Now that she's branched out into all areas of cooking, she's just about the best around. Unlike some "quick" cookbooks, the recipes in this book actually ARE fast to make. They're professionally edited (no missing steps or phantom ingredients) and really (in general) easy to make.

You'll also meet some new ingredients. While not every recipe will send you to the gourmet food store, when you do end up making a trip it'll be worth it!

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