Valentines Day

Instructions

Method

-      Stick skewers into the top of each strawberry

-      Fill a syringe with champagne, and slowly inject strawberries with champagne

-      Dip each strawberry into melted chocolate

Ingredients
  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • 1 cup melted chocolate
  • 12 strawberries
  • 12 wooden skewers
The Back Story

Grilled Sea Bass Ingredients

·      2 filets of sea bass

·      1/3 cup chardonnay

·      ¼ cup flour

·      2 tablespoons olive oil

·      1 tablespoon diced onion

·      1 tablespoon diced preserved lemons

·      1 tablespoon butter

·      1 teaspoon thyme

·      Salt and pepper to taste

Method

-      Score fish filets

-      Season filets with salt and pepper, and dust skin side with flour

-      Heat oil in skillet

-      Place fish skin-side down

-      Add thyme to skillet

-      Cook fish on both sides for 4-5 minutes, or until cooked through but tender

-      Remove from heat

-      In the same skillet used to cook the fish, add onion, butter and chardonnay and bring to a simmer

-      Season with pepper

-      Add preserved lemons to skillet

-      Once sauce begins to thicken, add fish back to skillet and let simmer for 2 to 3 minutes

-      Serve with spinach and saffron rice

Spinach Ingredients

·      1 cup spinach

·      1/3 cup diced carrots

·      1/3 cup diced celery

·      1/3 cup diced onion

·      1 bay leaf

·      1 teaspoon thyme

Method

-      Heat skillet to medium heat, and add carrots, celery and onion

-      Season vegetables with salt and pepper

-      Add bay leaf and thyme to pot

-      Add spinach, and let cook down

-      Serve with grilled sea bass and saffron rice

Saffron Rice Ingredients

·      2 cups water

·      1 cup of rice

·      ½ onion, diced

·      1 bay leaf

·      1 tablespoon butter

·      1 tablespoon minced garlic

·      1 teaspoon thyme

·      Pinch of saffron

·      Salt and pepper to taste

Method

-      Melt butter in a pot

-      Add onion, and let sweat

-      Add garlic, and stir

-      Add thyme and bay leaf, and stir

-      Stir in rice

-      Season with salt and pepper

-      Add water, and stir

-      Add saffron

-      Cover and let simmer for approximately 20 minutes

-      Serve with grilled sea bass and spinach

Meet the Guest Stars
Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world.

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most recently has... (full profile)

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