Cold pea soup with shrimp and carrot salad, Asian chicken salad with carrot ginger sauce, and ancho chili black bean potato skins are all examples from the fourth season of "Sara's Weeknight Meals." The cooking show debuted in 2008 on American Public Television and has a companion cookbook of the same name.
Chef Moulton prepares Asian chicken salad with carrot ginger sauce in episode 402. Chef Moulton explains that this salad was an excuse to repurpose a particular carrot salad dressing often served at sushi restaurants. The salad contains standard elements of Asian cuisine, such as sesame oil, rice vinegar, ginger and scallions. Uncooked Ramen noodles add a textural component similar to croutons.
The entire episode is summer-themed, and each recipe entails minimal grilling or heat, such as the bruschetta al tonno. The featured watermelon screwdriver capitalizes upon a melon that is in-season during the summer. Episode recipes are available at SaraMoulton.com.
Chef Moulton whips up cold pea soup with shrimp and carrot salad and ancho chili black bean potato skins in episodes 403 and 404, respectively. The former episode provides simple meal ideas for tailgates and picnics. Homemade beer bread, pulled barbecue chicken, quick cucumber pickles and melon salad with feta and prosciutto are some of the accompanying entrees and sides.