Known for his accessible approach to cooking, Eric Akis returns to the Everyone Can Cook series with recipes for your slow cooker, which is quickly becoming the must-have appliance for every home cook.
It was only five years ago that Eric became a "slow cooker convert" -- slow cookers were something that at first didn't interest him at all. For the professionally trained chef and accomplished food writer, the idea of throwing everything in a pot and leaving it for eight hours seemed a little bit like a cop-out. All it took, however, was one recipe (a beef chili), and Eric was hooked.
The slow cooker is actually incredibly versatile, great not just for stews, but for seafood soups (the seafood added at the last minute), baby back ribs, cabbage rolls, and duck confit!
Everyone Can Cook Slow Cooker Meals is filled with delicious dishes and perfect sides, whether you're cooking for a workday or a special occasion.
Fire up your slow cooker and make:
Split Pea Soup with Smoked Ham and Herbs
Barley Risotto with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Grilled Asparagus
Poached Fish in a Saffron, Orange and Fennel Broth
Durban-Style Chicken Curry
Sake Soy Short Ribs
Beans with Canadian Bacon and Blackstrap Molasses