Melissa d’Arabian shows us how to make a dinner for four, for under ten dollars. Then, we take a look at her rise to fame ...
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Female: This is one that you definitely can't miss, we caught up with the next Food Network star Melissa D’Arabian in the food network Kitchen where she showed us. How to make an easy meal for four with $10.00.
Melissa: Today I am going to be making one of my favorite menus, from $10.00 dinner. And that is my Salmon cakes with our roasted asparagus with a lemon vinaigrette. And I'm making my favorite pick for the busy weekday my Orzo.
I'm going to start with the Salmon cakes. This is just an egg which I just beat a little bit. A little bit of Dijon Mustard, a little bit of lemon zest, a pinch of sugar, a little bit of crumbled bacon that I sauted up and crumbled and then little bit of onion which I again I sauted in the bacon bath.
This is my can salmon and here goes my mayonnaise, a baked potato and I've left it and got it ready to go right on in. Just form into patties and then over here I've made a breading with just plain bread crumbs and some fresh parmesan cheese. And let’s see if our oil is hot enough yet.
You see that the sizzle that you are looking for right there. There we go and then it will be really tender and flaky and sweet on the inside. I'm going to be serving this salmon cake dish with my roasted asparagus. And we’re just going to make a very simple vinaigrette to go on the top just a little bit of Dijon mustard and some fresh lemon juice. And we’re drizzle on the olive oil, I'm just going to drizzle this right on top.
Now to the third part my Orzo is my busy mom’s best friend. I make it with about four and a half cups of water or stock. And then about one cup of my Orzo, you’re going to put in a little bit of butter. We’re going to put our parmesan cheese, a little bit of lemon zest.
Alright that is a little bit of fresh time, let me serve this into a bowl here.
Female: Melissa D’Arabian looks right at home in the Food Network Kitchen now.
Male: Melissa D’Arabian.
Female: But before she competed on the next Food Network Star, she was a stay at home mom, busy raising her four daughters.
Melissa: To be able to take my experiences as a stay at home mom and my experiences as a working parent and my experiences as a career woman. To take all of those experiences and be able to put them into $10.00 dinners, that’s amazing.
One of my missions to empower them in through their path, whatever that path maybe so if I can take my experience and make another woman life this a tiny bit easier, one day with one little tip.
Female: The path to Melissa own food network show was almost interrupted by one of her daughters.
Melissa: The moms will appreciate this, when Bonnie plays started and announced who the winner was. One of my children had a meltdown and was just there like was a lot of commotion over here, so much though I though for sure that they we’re going to cut. And skip the kids out and then continue.
So actually was having an ear opened at the yelling cut and then suddenly I hear my name.
Because I almost missed it, because my kids we’re having a meltdown in the studio. When I did hear my name, I couldn’t believe it. It was a dream come true.
Female: And even though you won’t break the bank, poking Melissa’s meals the food will be fulfilling.
Melissa: I believe that $10.00 dinner should still nourished your soul as much as it nursed your body. I think they should be visually freezing dishes, they smell good, I want to feel good about saving money.
Thanks for coming and visiting at the Food Network and I hope to see you on Sundays.
Female: Melissa D’Arabian showed $10.00 dinners, airs at 12:30 on Sundays on the Food Network.