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SHEET PAN SUPPERS
The newest, easiest, quickest and cleanest way to cook is with just one pan, the awe-inspiring sheet pan. All you need is one 18x13-inch rimmed sheet pan, some non-stick cooking spray, and a little imagination. Your sheet pan suppers will quickly push your one-pot dinners to the back burner!
The key to successful "sheeting" is in the layering of your ingredients. The items that take the longest to cook should get a head start roasting before the items that take less time are added to the pan. For example, take our Sheet Pan Maple Balsamic Roasted Salmon. Fresh salmon filet is roasted on a bed of Brussels sprouts, butternut squash and sweet onion. The veggies roast for 20 minutes to soften and to begin the browning process.
The salmon is added on top of the vegetables, and the pan continues to roast for another 12 minutes, until the fish is fully cooked. Don't forget that you can take advantage of the different settings of your oven. You can bake slowly or finish on broil for additional browning. If you want your dinner to cook faster, cut your ingredients into smaller pieces. The shallow and wide surface area of your basic sheet pan is ideal for caramelization. Be sure to use non-stick cooking spray on the sheet pan or line your pan with parchment paper or foil for easy clean-up.
Don't be afraid to experiment with your sheet pan recipes. Pizzas and flatbreads are perfect for sheet cooking. Use a refrigerated pizza dough, spread it on the pan, bake at 450º for a few minutes until just baked. Top with your favorite ingredients, such as different cheeses, veggies and sausages, and bake until cooked though. The possibilities are endless.
Try our recipe for Sheet Pan Chicken, with roasted fennel, onion and carrots. So easy, especially when you bring the whole pan to the table and serve it "family-style."
The ideas are endless: fresh cod with grape tomatoes, eggplant and basil ... roasted spaghetti squash with meatballs and marinara sauce ... or try broiled rib-eye steaks over a bed of roasted asparagus and fingerling potatoes, topped with blue cheese and shallot butter -- all on a sheet pan! If you want the flavors to really pop, finish with a sprinkle of minced fresh herbs and a drizzle of flavored olive oil, such as Calivirgin Flavor Crush Garlic Olive Oil. If you're feeding a crowd, then go for two sheet pans! It's that simple.
As the holidays approach, our schedules becomes more hectic and busy. Sheet pan cooking is so quick and easy, it fits right in with weekday suppers or weekend entertaining.