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Cooking Channel Fans’ Favorite Weeknight Meals

Monkfish and Mashed Potatoes

Mark Bittman's Monkfish and Mashed Potatoes

It’s mid-September and school’s back in session. Between carpools and homework, weeknights leave little time for prepping hearty dinners these days. But quick and delicious can go hand in hand. After all, Giada’s Chicken Scallopine and Mark Bittman’s Pasta with Prosciutto and Lettuce both take less than 30 minutes. A quick gander was all we needed to notice that Cooking Channel fans have caught on. From Indian curries to Italian pastas, you’ve all been cooking up a storm, and sharing your take-aways and tweaks. With all the great recipe reviews, we’re chiming in once more to share some of our favorites.

The epitome of easy and wholesome, Mark Bittman’s Monkfish and Mashed Potatoes (pictured above) comes seasoned with garlic and thyme, and served over the butteriest mashed potatoes you’ll ever lay your fork on.

“If I could give this a 10, I would do it in a minute!!! This was super easy and delicious. What a great way to cook and serve fish. I used Cod because I didn’t have Monk Fish but it was great. Thanks!”
VanceConnie10 in Charleston, SC

Your Top Picks: Who’s Coming to Dinner?

It’s Friday. Or maybe it’s Saturday. Either way, you’re having a dinner party. Normally that means friends or family, sometimes even both. But what if you could invite over one Cooking Channel chef or host for the evening? That’s the question we posed to Cooking Channel fans last week.

From United Tastes of America host Jeffrey Saad to Debi and Gabriele from Extra Virgin, and Kelsey Nixon to the Two Fat Ladies, your 400+ responses spanned the entire gamut of Cooking Channel stars. After reading your list and checking it twice, we narrowed it down to the top 5 most dinner-worthy chefs. Who made the cut? Read on to find out.

Invite #1: Chuck Hughes (pictured above)
Whether it’s the suave, Montreal accent, boyish good looks or laid back vibe, one thing’s for sure: Chef Chuck Hughes is in high demand. With so many stars to choose from, nabbing a quarter of the votes is no easy feat, but that’s exactly what Chuck did. Champion of the legendary turducken, Chuck has also happens to shuck a mean oyster. If you’re going to have him over for dinner though, you may want to consider cooking up one of his top recipes.

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