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Chef Tricks Worth Stealing

22 Jun

Food & Wine: Grilled Watermelon with Avocado, Cucumber and Jalapeno Salsa

Source: Food & Wine

Borrowing some ingenious chef moves, the F&W test-kitchen team creates extraordinary recipes to make all summer.
There are aha moments almost every day when we’re re-creating chef recipes in the F&W Test Kitchen. It might be the smart ingredient a pro uses to baste meat (fresh ginger juice) or the way he or she chooses to add crunch to a salad (savory granola). Here, F&W Test Kitchen cooks Justin Chapple and Kay Chun channel some of their favorite chefs, using tricks and tips gleaned from years of transforming restaurant recipes into crowd-pleasing summer dishes.

“I was so bored of croutons on salads. Then I tasted Justin Smillie’s savory granola.”
—Justin Chapple

Food & Wine: Heirloom Tomatoes with Ricotta and Savory Granola

“Basil browns easily, so I copy Yigit Pura and blanch it in simple syrup to keep it bright green.”
—Kay Chun

Food & Wine: Frozen Honeydew Basil Margaritas

“Michael Solomonov’s secret to insanely tender and caramelized meat: adding onion juice to the marinade.”
—Justin Continue reading

MetroCaribbean Lunch Menu: Spicy Butter and Garlic Shrimp

1 Jun

Today, MetroCaribbean features a Spicy Butter and Garlic Shrimp recipe from Dwaine Joseph  a chef who is originally from the island of Antigua but now residing in the UK.


1 doz Shrimp (your choice of size and with shell or without shell)

1 stick butter

3 tbsp paprika

3 tbsp cilantro finely chopped

1 hot pepper finely diced

3 cloves of garlic finely dice

1 tbsp ketchup

1 tbsp lime juice

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp white wine



Season shrimp with salt, pepper and paprika and set aside.

In a medium skillet or frying pan melt butter over medium heat, add garlic and cook for 3 mins but remember to keep stirring to prevent the garlic from burning.  Add the wine and cook for 3 more minutes, add ketchup and lime juice cook for 3 more minutes then add shrimp and hot peppers and cook until they turn pink. Turn off the heat and add cilantro then serve with garlic bread or your choice of side.


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Massive gathering tonight to cheer for Chef Nina

5 Feb

When Chef Nina Compton goes up against Nicholas Elmi in the grand finale of the hit American TV show Top Chef on Bravo network tonight, Continue reading

Massive gathering planned for tomorrow night to cheer for Chef Nina

4 Feb

When Chef Nina Compton goes up against Nicholas Elmi in the grand finale of the hit American TV show Top Chef, Continue reading