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All the recipes featured on Wannabe TV Chef.

Video Recipe: Fried Reuben

Today Stu ventured over to WKRG to show John Nodar how to make a fried Reuben just like the ones he makes at LUCKY – Irish Pub & Grill.

Video Recipe: Cajun Fish Tacos

Mike and Stu join the gang at Studio 10 to talk about their new show Sip & Chew with Mike and Stu and to make Cajun Fish Tacos with Mardi Gras Slaw.

Cajun Fish Tacos
Recipe Type: Antree
Cuisine: Fusion
Author: Stuart Reb Donald
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 head red cabbage
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • Balsamic vinaigrette
  • 8 catfish filets
  • Cajun seasoning to taste
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • Crema or sour cream
  • Queso fresco or low sodium Feta
Instructions
  1. To make “Mardi Gras Slaw,” first shred cabbage. In a bowl, combine cabbage with bell pepper, jalapeno and balsamic vinaigrette. Cover and set aside.
  2. Heat a skillet to medium high heat.
  3. Season catfish liberally with Cajun seasoning then cook in pan with a little oil until done.
  4. Heat tortillas just enough to make them pliable in a warm skillet or microwave oven.
  5. Assemble tacos with catfish, slaw, cheese and a drizzle of cream.

 

Video Recipe: Shrimp Alfredo

Shrimp Alfredo
1/4 cup heavy cream
Olive oil as needed
1 tsp crushed garlic
8 jumbo shrimp, peeled
1 tablespoon butter
2-3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Salt, pepper and basil to taste
8 ounces cooked fettuccine

Heat two skillets to medium high heat. Add cream to one and a little oil to the other.  In the skillet with the oil add the garlic and cook for roughly 1 minute then add the shrimp; season to taste with salt, pepper and basil.  When the cream in the other pan starts to simmer add the butter and cheese, stirring to incorporate.  Season the sauce with salt & pepper to taste.  As the sauce thickens prepare a plate with cooked fettucini.  When the shrimp is done add it to the Alfredo sauce and cook until sauce is the desired thickness.  Pour over the pasta and enjoy.

Video Recipe: Toscana Oven Roasted Salmon

INGREDIENTS:
Pesto
2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup pine nuts
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Dish
2-3 TBL Pesto
1 6 oz. salmon filet
¼ cup heavy cream
1 TBL butter
2 TBL parmesan cheese
4-6 grilled shrimp
Salt & pepper to taste
8 ounces cooked angel hair pasta

STEPS:
Pesto
Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add cheese and 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth.  If too thick add remaining oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Dish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Brush salmon with 1-2 TBL pesto and marinade for 20 minutes to 1 day.  In a sauté pan add heavy cream over medium-high heat and cook to a simmer.  Add butter and Parmesan then stir to blend.  Add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper then lower the heat.  When the salmon is done plate by place the salmon on one side of the plate while placing the pasta on the other side.  Pour the sauce over the pasta and the salmon.

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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2012 Taste Award nominee for best chef (web)
2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
2011 Taste Award Nominee for Little Grill Big Flavor
2011, 12 Member: Council of Media Tastemakers
2011 Judge: 29th Chef's of the Coast Cook-off
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
2011 Cooking Channel Perfect 3 Recipe Finalist
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-off
2011 Culinary Hall of Fame Member
2010 Tasty Awards Judge
2010 Judge: Bayou La Batre Gumbo Cook-off
2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Nominee
2010 Chef2Chef Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2010 Denay's Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2009 2nd Place Bay Area Food Bank Chef Challenge
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