Celebrity chefs reveal easy tips and tricks of cooking well
Whether it’s burgers or grilling seafood, here’s what chefs recommend. Follow their advice and you’ll nail the dish.Updated: Jun 23, 2018 13:18 IST
Celebrity chefs have shared secret tips, tools and techniques for grilling almost everything. Curtis Stone, owner of Hollywood butcher shop Gwen told, “If you have a Big Green Egg or good kettle grill, something that cooks slow and low with lots of smoke, a brisket is a beautiful thing,” adding for even caramelization, “consider steaks sous vide first to keep the temperature even, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
LA’s A-Frame chef, who is known for cracklin’ beer-can chicken, said, “Cut the bird in half to easily fit it on the grill, “marinate before and don’t be shy on salt and pepper.”
Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo spilt the beans about good ol’ fashioned burgers, “You don’t need to add oil or anything for the grill, just add salt and pepper,” says Dotolo. Keep the patty thick and add cheese just after you flip it on high heat. “Links need slow and low cooking.”
The chef of downtown LA’s ‘Majordoma,’ David Chang, said, “They’re (shoulder steaks) highly underrated and easier to grill, especially if marinated.”
Michael Cimarusti, the chef of Cape Seafood & Provisions, said, “Try local catches like black cod, vermillion rockfish, yellowtail - especially the collars - and white seabass, all great on the grill.”
“Marinate after, not before, grilling. When done cooking, add olive oil, lemon juice or vinegar, chilli flakes and fresh herbs. If you want fruit, hang a pineapple over the grill. The flame sort of warms and cooks it but doesn’t dilute the flavour,” Mozza founder Nancy Silverton, said. “Plus it has a great dramatic,” said.
Suzanne Goin, the Lucques and The Larder chef, said, “Focus on three or four salads and sides that complement each other.”
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