We are Top Chef fanatics in our house. We rarely miss an episode and have watched all 8 seasons. We’re really excited about this latest season of Top Chef All-Stars featuring the most popular chefs from the last 7 seasons and the recipes are better than ever!!
Last night’s episode was my favorite in all 8 seasons. Every recipe just sounded incredible. I could have just been hungry (what’s new), but I think it was more that the Chefs had to cook inside a Target store ONLY using the items they could find in the store, which made for yummy sounding but EASY recipes for us regular folk. Oh and for the Quick Fire Challenge, they had to make cookies for the Cookie Monster!
Originally, I posted several of the cookie recipes including Dale’s winning Potato Chip/Pretzel Cookie Recipe and Antonia’s Dark Chocolate Cookie recipes, but I am removing and editing this post today because the publish Top Chef recipes on the Bravo website of these cookies are incorrect. They are missing ingredients such as salt and butter in Dale’s ganache and not enough sugar to cocoa ratio in Antonia’s recipe.
I am leaving up Dale’s soup recipe and Fabio’s dumplings. So here are the two recipes which are directly from the Bravo Top Chef Website:
Ribeye Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Spicy Tomato Soup
Season 8, Episode 10, Elimination Challenge, Winning Recipe
3 ounces cheese (of choice)
4 ounces sourdough
4 ounces butter
Salt and pepper
1 onion, chopped
3 ounces garlic, minced
3 ounces olive oil
6 canned tomatoes
2 ounces chipotle Tabasco
1 quart cream
1. Season ribeyes with salt and pepper. Cook on George Forman grill.
2. Assemble sandwich. Butter bread, add cheese then add sliced ribeye- repeat with second slice of bread. Add to grill and top with steam iron.
1. In a pot add onions, garlic, bacon, cream, Tabasco and olive oil. Cook until onions are translucent then add canned tomatoes. Bring to boil then puree in blender.
© 2011 Dale Talde
I also wanted to include this recipe below from my FAVORITE Top Chef, Fabio from a previous episode. I love Asian dumplings and eat them every chance I get. I love to make them as well and can’t wait to try Fabio’s recipe!
Pork & Mushroom Dumpling
2 pounds Ground pork
1 pound Mushrooms, blanched
10 cloves garlic
1 root/ 2 cups Ginger
3 lemons, zested
2 onions, finely chopped
1 cup soy sauce
2 bunches parsley
1 tablespoon white pepper
3 bunches Green onion, finely chopped
1. Fill dumpling wraps with all ingredients.
2. Steam for 7 minutes.
© 2011 Fabio Viviani
Well that’s it for now! I Will be posting a fun revamp project in the next day. Thank you so much for your sweet comments, notes and emails, I just love to hear your feedback.