Michael Symon called and he wants you out of the kitchen and at the dinner table in five minutes. No, really.
With his new cookbook, "Michael Symon's 5 in 5 for Every Season," the Iron Chef is on a mission to help home cooks make a weeknight family supper in five minutes using five fresh in-season ingredients. Sounds like a lofty goal, right?
Here's the thing though: the recipes in this cookbook truly make kitchen time management a breeze. For example, while one component of a dish is cooking (like skin-on chicken breasts), Symon has you prepping another one (like bacon-sauteed brussels sprouts). Each recipe has every step carefully timed so all the parts come together at the exact same time.
Like many chefs, Symon encourages cooking with local in-season fruits and vegetables because they are the most flavorful. To help home cooks out, he breaks down the book by season with four easy-to-access tables of contents for 165 recipes for fall, winter, spring and summer. That means there's no flipping back and forth to the front of the book to try to figure out what to make—that's something that even experienced cookbook users can appreciate.
Ever a practical Midwesterner, Symon also points out that in-season food is less expensive. I mean, the man wants to help you save money too. It's a win-win.
Here, his amazing recipe for Chicken Breasts with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts.