Weeknight Meals | Basics with Babish

  • Published: 18 October 2018
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    Some weeknights are meant for simplicity like one pot meals and sheet pan meals. These recipes are easy and customizable to your taste.

    Ingredients & Shopping List
    + For the One Pot Chicken Meal:
    2 sweet potatoes
    2 Granny Smith apples
    Fresh sage
    4 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
    Salt and pepper
    Bourbon (or white wine)
    Chicken stock
    Chopped pecans

    + For the Sheet Pan Salmon Dinner:
    Baby Yukon Gold potatoes
    Olive oil
    Salt and pepper
    Salmon fillets
    Garlic cloves
    Dijon mustard
    Fresh parsley

    For the Blue Apron Creamy Pesto Pasta:

    Special Equipment & Tools
    Stainless steel or cast iron skillet (for one pot meal)
    Large sheet pan (for the sheet pan dinner)

    "Sweet Berry Wine", "Best I Can" by Blue Wednesday


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Comments • 3 137

  • Apemopo
    Apemopo  3 days back

    Gonna try that pesto pasta. Without the blue apron tho, fuck that

    • Alex Klotzbier
      Alex Klotzbier  3 days back


      • TheBeast798
        TheBeast798  1 weeks back

        "Deglaze with the good stuff, bourbon"
        *cries in not 21 yet*

        • Olivia Krampla
          Olivia Krampla  1 weeks back

          What is kosher salt? It sounds fancy but I’ve never seen it where i live. There is sea salt and that pink Himalayan Salt stuff

          • fart
            fart  6 days back

            Have you ever heard of Google?

        • Questionable Object
          Questionable Object  1 weeks back

          Must have a lot of time on your weeknights.

          • Aleksandr
            Aleksandr  2 weeks back

            So how many meals does it take to become a wee knight?

            • Souki Z
              Souki Z  2 weeks back

              I understand the convenience of these meal-delivery boxes for busy can't-cook-for-shit typa people but HOLY SHIT THAT'S SO MUCH PACKAGING!!!! Like... really? REALLY?! An individually wrapped zucchini and a plastic packet containing 0.5 grams of chili flakes? For fuck's sakes!

              • William Alphin
                William Alphin  2 weeks back

                im from NC so say this with me Babish (PEE-CAN) please and thank you

                • squishy bear
                  squishy bear  3 weeks back

                  For everyone complaining about the plastic packaging, there’s also hello fresh, and I’m not saying they have less plastic in their boxes because I truly don’t know as I haven’t tried any brand of pre-prepped food boxes, but hello fresh sometimes has boxes of meals you can buy in a grocery store, which cuts down on transportation to your home, the box it woudl come in, and considering they’re relatively small boxes, I don’t think there’s much plastic in there. I know this isn’t super helpful because I don’t know what’s inside, but it’s a slightly better option if your grocery store offers them.

                  • Mary Anderson Dearing
                    Mary Anderson Dearing  3 weeks back

                    Don't believe everything you find on the internet, Babish. Snapping asparagus is the best way to eliminate the tough part of the stem. I've tied both methods, along with peeling for years and I've come back to the simple snap.

                    • Rahman Mahir
                      Rahman Mahir  3 weeks back

                      Bro, could you do like a keto menu special?

                      • Human Freak
                        Human Freak  4 weeks back

                        Wait a minute this is literally every meal I had except for fish cause my mom's allergic to it.

                        • Drew Wadell
                          Drew Wadell  4 weeks back

                          Blue apron sucks

                          • M M
                            M M  4 weeks back

                            GET A CUTTING BOARD, YOU SAVAGE

                            • CainSinclair
                              CainSinclair  4 weeks back

                              30 secs into the video. So much plastic

                              • Donald Veeder
                                Donald Veeder  1 months back

                                Boxed stock? Shame

                                • BlackCatGodess
                                  BlackCatGodess  1 months back

                                  I have made both the sheet pan salmon and one pot chicken now. I have to say, these are both staying in my dinner rotation. I love the versatility of both dishes and have made changes to both to suit my taste. Very good recipes!

                                  • Kostas1601
                                    Kostas1601  1 months back

                                    I just now realized Babish's sick watch collection... That looks like a Rolex Date-Just and it looks gorgeous!

                                    • Axyo
                                      Axyo  1 months back

                                      Summary of this comment section: People being outraged about plastic bags while typing on their plastic cellphone shipped thousands of miles from Asia.

                                      • ShowToddSomeLove
                                        ShowToddSomeLove  1 months back

                                        Blue Apron is such an utter scam.

                                        • Long Le Media
                                          Long Le Media  1 months back

                                          Hi Andrew/Babish/Master Chef Supreme, I'm a young boy that has just moved out for college who cannot buy alcohol. When you use alcohol in recipes, is it essential or can they be replaced?


                                          • Jose Francis
                                            Jose Francis  1 months back

                                            if only there was a place where I could go and pick up all my necessary ingredients, while simultaneously fitting them into 3-4 predestined brown paper bags.. only can dream, oh well time to use blue apron

                                            • Jose Francis
                                              Jose Francis  1 months back

                                              blue apron is dogshit

                                              • InchonDM
                                                InchonDM  1 months back

                                                So, I like the look of that pan chicken, but I'm teetotal. I know that cooking with liquor isn't the same as drinking it, but I don't have any in the house for either purpose. Are there any good options to substitute for that step of the recipe?

                                                • Angie Idk
                                                  Angie Idk  2 months back

                                                  My best friend and I made the salmon dish and it was *chef's kiss*

                                                  • ricardo gonçalves
                                                    ricardo gonçalves  2 months back

                                                    bro really used 3 pots to make a one pot meal

                                                    • Yen McIndoe
                                                      Yen McIndoe  2 months back

                                                      what kind of knife is that that you're using?

                                                      • Marianne Schmaltz
                                                        Marianne Schmaltz  2 months back

                                                        No bend and snap Legally Blonde jokes... I guess your demographic isn't for that but still 😂

                                                        • Shoggo
                                                          Shoggo  2 months back

                                                          It always blows my mind how out of touch these companies can be.

                                                          Meal prep is a trend that’s very popular with millenials and centennials. So these meal prep services’ core demographic is young people. Yet these same young people are the ones who despise waste, both physical waste and financial waste. It’s like they don’t even know who they’re marketing to.

                                                          • Travis Uysaloglu
                                                            Travis Uysaloglu  3 months back

                                                            Do a keto recipe

                                                            • Michael John Angel
                                                              Michael John Angel  3 months back

                                                              Wow! I've lived in Italy for 30 years and I've nexer heard of cavatelli!!! There are 600 different kinds of pasta, I'm told, and I guess I don't know all of them (who does?). Your videos are brilliant, your recipes seem delicious and your presentation is simpaticissimo!!! Thanks!

                                                              • Haley Erin
                                                                Haley Erin  3 months back

                                                                Over a year later and the link still works. Maybe ill try 2 meals for $22. Nah

                                                                • bluescidoo
                                                                  bluescidoo  3 months back

                                                                  Please make a cookware line! Inc. a wet stone!

                                                                  • Jacqueline Hoffman
                                                                    Jacqueline Hoffman  3 months back

                                                                    ah. yes. another to-your-door meal planning company down there in the contiguous united states.

                                                                    • Crickett Smith
                                                                      Crickett Smith  3 months back

                                                                      Blue apron is a bunch of wasted pastic

                                                                      • Sushmita Tiwari
                                                                        Sushmita Tiwari  3 months back

                                                                        SO. MUCH. PLASTIC. WASTE.

                                                                        • Talha Yamin
                                                                          Talha Yamin  3 months back

                                                                          Where does he post on Reddit

                                                                          • Dan
                                                                            Dan  3 months back

                                                                            to all upcoming college students: get a slowcooker! there are hundreds of recipes you can follow, just assemble and stir the ingredients before class, work, or even before you go to bed.

                                                                            • Qualified Cornstarch
                                                                              Qualified Cornstarch  3 months back

                                                                              Eh, he's gotta make enough money to keep the channel alive while YouTube is screwing over its creators. I support this if it means more of the videos I came here for.

                                                                              • LemonBard53723
                                                                                LemonBard53723  3 months back

                                                                                4:57 Nice Conic Section

                                                                                • assassintwinat8
                                                                                  assassintwinat8  3 months back

                                                                                  my biggest problem with cooking meals isn't the cooking itself; I'm a decent enough home cook. it's finding the energy to do it

                                                                                • J. Jenna Jameson
                                                                                  J. Jenna Jameson  3 months back

                                                                                  Hey Andrew, I want to try the one pot recipe but I'm deathly allergic to sage. Can you recommend another spice to substitute?

                                                                                  • Gwen Northcutt
                                                                                    Gwen Northcutt  3 months back

                                                                                    any sort of aromatic herb should do, according to taste. so basil or rosemary, that kinda thing.

                                                                                • Autumn Graye
                                                                                  Autumn Graye  3 months back

                                                                                  Personally I don’t understand why people choose chicken thighs over breasts, why would you want more fat than actual meat? Why not just get a chicken breast? Idk I just hate chicken thighs, too much fat, skin, etc

                                                                                  • josh ochoa
                                                                                    josh ochoa  3 months back

                                                                                    You should do any and if not a lot of the final fantasy 15 recipes there are a lot!

                                                                                    • Expected ToFAIL
                                                                                      Expected ToFAIL  3 months back

                                                                                      NOT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT BLUE APRON MY FIRST REACTION WAS: WOW THATS A LOT OF PLASTIC. SORRY FORGOT CAPS LOCK WAS ON.

                                                                                      • Pascual Sotomayor
                                                                                        Pascual Sotomayor  3 months back

                                                                                        the blue apron stuff looks lame boo

                                                                                        • Rob Bob42069
                                                                                          Rob Bob42069  3 months back

                                                                                          (For BlueApron) Yeah but what if it’s summer and they leave the box out on your door for half the day?

                                                                                          • Ananthan Pillay
                                                                                            Ananthan Pillay  3 months back

                                                                                            I don't know man... I can order a pizza really quickly :P