Bobby, Giada and Alton return to mentor a new cast of wannabe TV chefs.
The newest Starsters are: Nikki Dinki (New York), Andres Guillama (Waynesville, NC), Rodney Henry (Baltimore), Chris Hodgson (Cleveland), Connie “Lovely” Jackson (Los Angeles), Russell Jackson (San Francisco), Danushka Lysek (New York), Daniela Perez-Reyes (Haleiwa, Haw.), Viet Pham (Salt Lake City); Damaris Phillips (Louisville, Ky.), Stacey Poon-Kinney (San Diego) and Chad Rosenthal (Ambler, Penn.).
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.
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
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
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.
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.
As part of his appearance at the Dauphin Island Gumbo Festival celebrity chef Stuart Reb Donald is offering his Kindle eBooks for FREE from March 22 to 24!
Choose any or all:
- Dinner Conversations: 39 Interviews with America’s Favorite Culinary Movers and Shakers
- No Sides Need: 34 Recipes to Simplify Life
- Food Network Star: The Wannabe TV Chef Interviews
Stuart Reb Donald is a chef in Mobile, AL. 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.”
Dinner Conversations: 39 Interviews with America’s Favorite Culinary Movers and Shakers
Stuart Reb Donald has built a reputation for doing some of the most poignant interviews of America’s favorite chefs and food writers. Whenever a network is rolling out a new cooking show they make sure to call Stuart to interview the stars.
In addition to interviews published by several different publications the anthology also includes interviews from Stuart’s blog Wannabe TV Chef including the popular series 7 Questions, WTVC Exclusive and Inside Look. Just a few of the chefs profiled include Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, Tory McPhail, Graham Kerr, Alton Brown, Amanda Cohen and Alex Guarnaschelli.
No Sides Need: 34 Recipes to Simplify Life
Stuart Reb Donald is at it again and this time he’s gone digital for his first cookbook for Kindle, No Sides Need: 34 Recipes to Simplify Life. For more than a quarter century Stuart has been one of the most respected and reknowned chefs in the South.
Food Network Star: The Wannabe TV Chef Interviews
Through the years many Food Network Star contestants have visited with Stuart Reb Donald on his popular blog Wannabe TV Chef. No one else understands and captures the dream of being a Wannabe TV Chef like Stuart and the contestants know he gets them. This anthology features many of those conversations including a never before printed interview with Guy Fieri.