This wonderful looking Sea Bass dish was prepared by Gordon Ramsay on his hit show The F Word. Read through my estimated ingredients quantities and instructions, then feel free to watch the video at the end to get a clearer idea of how to prepare this delightful meal.
Directions for the Sauce:
Julienne the bell pepper, do the same with the shallots. Heat olive oil in a hot pan, then add the peppers and shallots, add star anise and a pinch of salt. Stir well and cook for several minutes until the peppers are beginning to soften up. Add the basil whole, and pour in the white wine vinegar and vermouth. Reduce for several minutes over moderate heat until liquid is mostly absorbed. Add enough water to the pan to cover the peppers half way. Bring to a boil and simmer until liquid is about half gone. Carefully add all of the ingredients to a blender and liquify. Be sure to hold the lid on the blender. Many of my readers discovered when making another Chef Ramsay dish which required a blender that it’s helpful to hold the lid on with a dry towel (no burns, no messes).
Directions for the Fish:
Lay the fish on a cutting board skin side up. Score the fish every half inch along the length of the filet. Add salt and thyme leaves to the inside of each score, then drizzle with olive oil. You can now lovingly hold and caress the filet in your hands if you’re as crazy as Chef Ramsay about food, if not, you can skip the caressing (see the video if you want to know what I mean, that man loves food!).
Heat olive oil in a hot pan and add the fish, skin side down. Hold the fish down with your fingers for 30 seconds to prevent curling. Ninety percent of the cooking will take place with the skin side down. Watch the fish and turn it when most of the meat has turned a bright white. Finish up cooking and remove from heat.
Pour the sauce onto a plate with a large enough lip to hold the sauce – fill the bottom of the plate. Add cooked Sea Bass, skin side up. Drizzle olive into the sauce circling the fish. DONE.
This delicious recipe comes from the Chef’s book, Gordon Ramsay’s Healthy Appetite. Gordon also cooked this dish on The Rachael Ray show in front of a live audience, teaching Rachael a thing or two about cooking.
These drumsticks are super easy to prepare and cook, so don’t hesitate to whip up a batch for dinner or company. Gordon says they taste just as good the next day, so you might want to double or triple the recipe if you like left-overs.
Ingredients for Chicken:
Ingredients for Glaze:
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat drumsticks with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Arrange drumsticks in a single layer in a casserole dish, and bake for about 20 minutes. Prepare the chicken glaze while the drumsticks are cooking. Making the glaze itself is super easy. Just mix all of the glaze ingredients together, and it’s prepared!
Remove the Chicken Drumsticks from the oven after about 20 minutes and coat with the glaze. Return to oven and bake for another 20-30 minutes until nicely browned. Make sure to turn the chicken a few times during this part of the cooking.
Remove from oven and let rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy.
Gordon Ramsay’s Crispy Salmon
Try this delicious looking salmon any time you are up for a quick and easy to prepare seafood meal. Gordon Ramsay serves this salmon over a New Potato Crab Salad mix. Gordon says you don’t need to be afraid of cooking fish, as it’s not rocket science. Score the fish, keep your hands off of it while cooking (NO TOUCHING!), and turn it once. Watch the fish while you’re cooking it, use a fish slide, and you should end up with a masterfully prepared salmon.
This recipe is very simple, as you can see by watching the video at the end of this post. I’ll cover the steps it takes to prepare a perfect crispy salmon.
Prep time: Less than 2 minutes. Cook time: 4 1/2 to 5 minutes
Take your filet of salmon, and roll it up, skin side facing out. Place the rolled up salmon filet on a cutting board, and score the skin crosswise about one half inch deep. Keep your cuts close together to get extra crispy salmon skin, and score the entire length of the salmon filet. Scoring the salmon filet prevents it from curling while cooking, ensuring it’s cooked nice and evenly.
Open each score and sprinkle salt into the cut (ouchie!). Gordon suggests you can also add Thyme, Rosemary, or Fresh Basil at this point of the preparation. Glaze the top of the salmon filet with olive oil.
Heat a heavy skillet over med heat, and add olive oil when the pan is hot. Add the salmon, skin side down, as soon as the oil begins to lightly smoke. Keep your fingers on top of the salmon filet for a bit to keep it nice and flat. Season the top of it with salt, and DON’T touch it anymore! Watch the salmon, and turn it, when it has colored 2/3rds of the way up the filet. Once you have flipped the salmon, tilt the pan, allowing all of the remaining olive oil coat the bottom of the salmon for a nice evenly cooked salmon filet. Cook for another minute or so, watching the color. Remove the pan from heat, flip the salmon back to the skin side, and let it rest a minute.
Now you have a wonderful, masterfully prepared filet of salmon. Serve it with Gordon Ramsay’s New Potato Crab Salad for a tasty meal.
Gordon Ramsay starts preparing the fish at 2:06 of the video.
These Pork Chops are tasty and go well with bread. Easy to cook and ready in under 30 minutes if you know your way around the kitchen.
This recipe comes from Gordon Ramsay’s Fast Food and can also be seen on youtube. I’ve added the youtube video to the end of the article for your convenience. Thanks to TheTimesOnline for posting the video!
Heat your oven to 400 F. Place the pork chops in a large, lightly oiled baking dish and scatter the thyme sprigs, rosemary leaves, garlic cloves, and salt over the top. Drizzle with a little olive oil and bake for 20 minutes or until pork chops are cooked through. Make the sauce while your waiting.
Heat the olive oil in a wide pan and add the onion, red bell pepper, chile, and mushrooms. Stir over high heat for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften. Tip in the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and add the sugar and a splash of water. Simmer for 10-12 minutes until the onions are tender and the tomato sauce has thickened. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
Take the pork chops out of the oven and let rest in a warm place for 5 minutes. Pour any pan juices into the sauce and reheat. Ladle a generous amount of sauce over the chops to serve.
Done and done! Under 30 minutes? Only if you’re fast.
Catching trout can be a fun and rewarding experience and eating them is even better! Whether you catch your trout from a fresh mountain river (like I did), or the local fish monger, you’re certain to have a delicious meal when you get home. I’ve been fishing three out of the last five days and came home with three trout. I plan to prepare this meal after my trout is finished smoking (I’ll post back on how it turns out).
You can make your own Smoked Trout, or you can buy it at the store. I will be smoking my own.
This recipe comes from Gordan Ramsay’s Fast Food
Add the plum tomatoes to a large pan of boiling salted water and blanch for 2 minutes. Lift out with a slotted spoon to a bowl of iced water to cool for a few minutes, then remove and peel off the skins. Halve the tomatoes and squeeze out the seeds.
Put the tomatoes into a food processor along with the semi-dried tomates, garlic, shallots, olive oil, and lemon juice. Whiz to a smooth sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour the sauce into a pan and warm through over medium-high heat while you cook the pasta.
Cook the pasta in a boiling salted water (the pan you used for the tomatoes) for 2 minutes until al dente. Drain well, then toss with the tomato dressing and flaked trout. Divide among warm plates and grate over some parmesan to serve.
Not to long ago I posted an article on eating snails from the garden, this is the second half of that article where you get delicious instructions on cooking them!
This recipe is based off of Gordon Ramsay’s Escargot salad recipe from the F Word. As lunatic as this seems, I’m excited about it and experimenting myself.
I’ve added a video at the end of this article of the whole snail catching, snail cooking process. You can find the cooking instructions about half way into the video.
Cooking this dish is a snap. Boil enough water to cover your snails and dump them in to give them a bath. Let the snails boil for a couple of minutes and then take them off the range and strain them. Use Escargot tongs or any other small kitchen device (tweezers anyone?) to remove the snails from their shells.
Dice the Pancetta and fry until nice and crispy. Add fresh sage and snails and toss a bit then add some fresh parsley and olive oil, then toss a little more. Success! You have finished cooking your fresh, organic, free range snails!
Add snail mixture to a bed of fresh, lightly dressed salad and enjoy.
I can’t wait to try this recipe! I’ll let you know how it turns out when my snails are ready.
I just prepared this recipe for dinner tonight and “oh my God”, it’s delicious! It’s a cinch to make and so tasty that I stuffed myself to the point of being uncomfortable! This is a quick recipe that would be good for lunch or dinner.
I couldn’t find Toulouse Sausage, or a can of Mixed Beans, so I used Italian Sweet Sausage, and a can of Black Beans.
This Recipe comes from Gordon Ramsay’s Fast Food
Pan-fry the sausage with the olive oil and the thyme, then add the garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. You want the sausages to be a nice golden brown at this point.
Add the mixed beans and the tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Loosely cover the pan and stew for 10-12 minutes until the sausage are cooked through.
Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of sugar if the tomato sauce is too sharp. Serve in bowls with the bread.
Serves 2 (or 1 really hungry person)
This recipe was featured on The F Word and was a huge hit with the customers. It’s probably a little advanced for a beginner, but it’s a meal fit for a King (or a Queen). I’ve had to convert the measurements from grams, so they may seem a little weird. As always, use the freshest ingredients you can, and support your local butcher by getting your meat from them (added benefit is they’ll actually cut you .88 lbs, even though they may think you’re a little strange for asking).
1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Heat oil in a large pan and sear the meat on all sides. Don’t cook the meat, just brown each side. Let it cool and then brush it with the mustard.
3. Chop the mushrooms in a food processor to make a puree. Throw the puree in a hot pan with no oil and sweat out all of the liquid. Let the water evaporate and then set it aside to cool.
4. Lay four slices of parma ham down on a large piece of cling film, slightly overlapping, then brush with mushroom mixture.
5. Put the beef in the middle of the ham and roll the ham around the beef using the cling film. Twist the ends of the cling film to tighten the roll, then refrigerate it for 15 minutes to let it set.
6. Roll your puff pastry and then brush the edges with Egg Wash. Roll the pastry over the beef completely covering it. Cut off any excess pieces. Egg Wash the top. Put your roll back in the fridge for 5 minutes. Egg Wash again and bake for 35-40 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
7. Par boil the potatoes in salted water. Quarter them and leave the skin on. Sauté in olive oil and butter with the garlic and thyme, until browned and cooked through. Season. Remove the thyme and garlic before serving.
8. Separate the outside leaves of the baby gem (leaving the smaller inner ones for salads) and very quickly sauté them in a pan of olive oil with a little salt and pepper – just enough to wilt them.
9. Serve hearty slices of the Wellington alongside the sautéed potatoes and wilted baby gems. A classic mustard vinaigrette makes a great dressing.
This is the recipe Gordon Ramsay used on Kitchen Nightmares when he went to Lela’s and created Lela’s Famous Burger. I’ve prepared this recipe three times and been delighted each time! These hamburgers taste best when prepared on the grill, but can be a little difficult because they tend to crumble. I suggest squeezing as much liquid out of the hamburger patties as possible before putting them on the BBQ. Don’t forget to add some color to the burgers while cooking them.
For best results you should get your hamburger meat from a local butcher and avoid prepackaged patties at all costs! Prepackaged hamburger patties are uneven in flavor and taste. Use a meat which has about 15% fat for a nice balance between flavor, health, and price.
Good luck and let me know how it works out for you!
Medium heat works best for cooking hamburgers as it allows for nice grill marks and color, but provides enough time to cook the inside without drying it out. Prepare your grill (or your pan) by allowing it to reach medium heat. Place your hamburger patties on the grill (or in the pan) and resist the urge to press them with a spatula or move them around too much; either of these practices will dry out the burgers and can also cause Lela’s Famous Hamburgers to crumble.
Flip your patties after 3 minutes of steady cooking and allow them to cook for 3 more minutes. You may need to flip once or twice more depending on the heat of your grill (or stove). USDA says that the inside of your hamburgers should be 160 degrees before eating. Some of you might like your hamburgers medium, or medium rare. Under cook hamburger patties at your own risk.
Now top those bad boys with some of the freshest tomatoes and lettuce you can get your hands on! You can now enjoy the tastiest hamburgers I’ve ever eaten!