I recently had the pleasure to attend a fun food event with the Food Network’s Ellie Kreiger and Julie Edelman aka The Accidental Housewife to celebrate the relaunch of T-fal‘s ActiFry. The name T-fal is synonymous with non-stick cookware but I wasn’t familiar with the ActiFry, which I learned is an innovative way to create healthy and delicious meals very quickly. As the number one selling product in Canada it was interesting to learn more about this revolutionary new multi-cooker that functions as a roaster, stir fry pan, healthy fryer or a quick slow cooker!
The main reason why is this clever device is great for healthy eating is because it practically uses no oil. At the event, I had the chance to try just a variety of food items cooked in the ActiFry such as green beans with almonds, meatballs, and french fries. The entire meal took less than 30 minutes to cook and cooked at a temperature at 338 degrees (the most cooking involved was with the French Fries). I really enjoyed this quick dinner and everything tasted fresh, light and, of course, not greasy.
I also had the opportunity to chat with Ellie Kreiger and she even had a soup story to share about how she created 7 soups in one day for a recipe book. A few days later she received several pints of ice cream from Haggen Dazs and decided to have a soup party – an idea that is close to my own heart. She also professed her love of soups and mentioned that they are one of her favorite foods.
Another interesting concept of this multi-cooker is that you can cook anything from vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, grains and fruits – making it very easy to create full meals, side dishes and one-pot meals like soups and chili’s. Although I love my soup pot, I am always excited to learn techniques and ways to cook soup and stews quicker and faster.
Other benefits of the ActiFry:
- Automatically cooks meals with a stirring paddle and countdown timer
- Dishwasher safe
- Uses hot air circulation
- No pre-heating is needed
- Closed cooking vessel provides safe splatter-free cooking with an exterior that is cool to the touch
- Odorless and it Emits no frying odors
Check out the Fish Stew with Tomato and Fennel recipe by T-fal that when cooked in the ActiFry can be completed in less than 30 minutes.
Fish Stew with Tomato and Fennel
1 lb 2 oz of fish (a mixture of salmon and angler-fish)
1/4 peeled cucumber
1/2 fennel cut into small dice chives
1 Actifry spoon of olive oil
1 fresh chopped parsley
2 fl oz fish stock or fumet cup fish stock
2 fl oz low-fat whipping cream
Salt & freshly ground pepper
1. Cut the fish in cubes with a sharp knife and sprinkle with the juice of one lemon marinate for a few minutes. Chop the fennel and tomatoes. Slice the cucumber in half. Cut the wood onion in fine rings and finely chop the parsley.
2. Sprinkle the fish with pepper mill and sea salt. Fill the ActiFry spoon with oil and pour it in the pan. Now add the cucumber, wood onion, fennel, tomatoes, the fish and the juice of the other lemon in the pan.
3. Add fish stock and light cream and cook for 15 minutes. Finally decorate with the parsley.
For additional information about T-fal’s ActiFry, please visit: http://www.nutritiousanddelicious.com/
I was not paid for this event but I did receive a complimentary ActiFry.
Posted: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 @ 2:34 am
Categories: Articles, Events, fish soup, fish soups, soup articles.
Tags: actifry, Ellie Kreiger, Fish Stew with Tomato and Fennel, NYC Events, T-fal, T-fal event.
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