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Berbere Spiced Leg of Lamb with Mint Yogurt and Pickled Cucumbers Recipe

By Chef Sang Yoon | June 19, 2013

Berbere spiced leg of lamb with mint yogurt and pickled cucumbers, Chef Sang Yoon, Marcus Samuelsson
Berbere spiced leg of lamb with mint yogurt and pickled cucumbers, Chef Sang Yoon, Marcus Samuelsson

Berbere spiced leg of lamb with mint yogurt and pickled cucumbers

One of my favorite things about being on my tour for “Yes, Chef” is seeing and tasting how different chefs around the country interpret my book. Whether it’s tweaking a spice or turning the composition completely upside down, it’s always fun to digest a new vision.

The dish below comes from Chef Sang Yoon, whose very popular restaurants Father’s Office and Lukshon in LA are hot spots in their own right.

In fact, I’ll be in LA tonight to taste this very creation and Chef Yoon and I will be demo’ing this dish in a Google Hangout this afternoon at 8pm ET. Hope you can join us and follow along.

Yes, Chef Tomato and Watermelon Salad

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 20, 2012

Watermelon and Tomato Salad

Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Refreshing and a delectable palette cleanser, this Yes, Chef tomato and watermelon salad brings a sweet yet savory combination to the forefront of this dish. North African Harissa-flavored vinaigrette adds a kick to dance upon taste buds while sweet watermelon cuts through the spice.

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Photo courtesy of Sifu Renka

Yes, Chef Corn Pancakes with Chili-Covered Gravlax

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 20, 2012

Gravlax

Gravlax

Gravlax is the quintessential Swedish food and the pairing of a Southwestern flair of chili and corn pancakes creates a playful combination of flavors. This recipe represents what Yes, Chef is all about–diversifying and fusing culinary traditions.

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Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Chocolate Molten Cake

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Salsify Soup with Marinated Mushrooms

Photo courtesy of Kattebelletje

Central Market Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 17, 2012

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Photo: Michael Napoleon

The first Central Market opened in Austin, Texas in 1994 and was soon deemed “an amusement park for food lovers.” Since then, the company has grown to have a total of nine stores in Texas. On the Yes, Chef book tour, Marcus will be demoing recipes at Central Market’s cooking schools in Dallas, Austin and Houston, respectively on July 17, 18 and 19. At Central Market, foodies can find high-quality ingredients for their own cooking or restaurant-quality prepared food to take home. Perfect for July, we got their amazing Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad recipe. Bright in color with all kinds of heirloom tomatoes, and in flavor with fresh basil and parsley, it’s the perfect dish to bring to an outdoor barbeque or side for a quick weeknight meal.

Photo: Michael Napoleon

Tom Douglas Basil Kamikaze Cocktail

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 13, 2012

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Seattle Restaurateur Tom Douglas

Tom Douglas is a man on fire (figuratively) in the world of cooking–he won the coveted James Beard Award this year for Best Restauranteur, battled (and defeated) culinary giants on Iron Chef America and has a plethora of restaurants in Seattle that draw loyal patrons from all across the country.

We excitedly anticipate Marcus’ arrival for his Yes, Chef stop in the Emerald City as he prepares to join Tom for a special guest chef dinner at the Palace Ballroom. If you can’t join these two masters of the kitchen in person, you can toast to them in spirit with Tom’s recipe for a Basil Kamikaze. Dive head first into this refreshing summer cocktail.

For an indulgent dessert pairing, try out this easy No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe.

Photo courtesy of Tom Douglas

Yes, Chef Salsify Soup with Marinated Mushrooms

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 12, 2012

Salsify Soup

In the kitchen, sometimes the most unexpected ingredients yield the most flavorful results. In this Yes, Chef inspired recipe, the Asian-marinated mushrooms accentuate the Mediterranean root vegetable known as salsify. Toss in coriander and cumin with coconut milk and the dish is instantly elevated to a hearty and tasty meal. Finishing off with a spoonful of marinated mushrooms is the perfect ending to this aromatic bowl of salsify soup.

To snag a copy of Yes, Chef click here and see more memoir-inspired dishes below:

Yes, Chef Cocktail Recipe
Yes, Chef Fish Tostadas Recipe
Yes, Chef Demo on the Today Show

Yes, Chef Fish Tostadas

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 10, 2012

Tuna tostadas

Tostada

This easy to assemble and beautifully garnished fish tostada recipe comes inspired from Marcus’ memoir, in which his childhood years spent living next to the ocean resulted in memories filled with fresh seafood. A convenient tapas favorite like a tostada is festive party plate, especially with a kick of Mexican flavor. The tuna tostada here gets a modern twist from some pickled shallots and creamy texture with avocado garnish, all in convenient bite-sized portions.

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Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Corn Pancakes with Chili-Covered Gravlax

Chocolate Molten Cake

Salsify Soup with Marinated Mushrooms

Photo courtesy of Muy Yum

Camino Lamb Brisket Kebabs Recipe

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 10, 2012

Lamb brisket kebabs

Lamb brisket kebabs

As Marcus continues to make his way up to the California coast for Yes, Chef, he’ll be stopping to demo in the culturally vibrant city of Oakland at the world famous Camino Restaurant. This rustic and earthy eatery churns out delectable dishes from a wood-burning oven and seats guests at beautifully carved tables under iron chandeliers. Camino’s fluctuating menu allows the chefs to constantly experiment with the freshest ingredients and prepare dishes that keeps guests coming back for the latest and most creative additions.

For the months of June and July Camino is featuring Kebab Mondays where their summertime offering of Lamb Brisket King Trumpet Mushroom Kofte Kebabs recipe (did you get all that?) comes courtesy of Camino chef and owner Russell Moore. As this special dish has become quite popular among diners, she specifies that the kebabs are served best with some garlicky fava beans or peas. Try out this incredible complexity of flavors at home and you’ll make culinary waves among your dinner guests.

To reserve a spot for this special demo event, call Camino Restaurant at (510) 547-5035

“Yes, Chef” Cocktail Recipe

By Marcussamuelsson.com | June 22, 2012

Yes, Chef Cocktail

With the launch of Yes, Chef, it’s only appropriate to have a cocktail inspired by the memoir. Part Ethopian, part ginger beer and all parts mouthwatering, the concoction is paired with Cocci Americano, a citrusy and cinnamon packed apertif, some pineapple juice and ginger beer. The spicy that comes with the sweet (just like in life) is a lemon wheel lightly dusted with beberbe, the Ethopian spice flavored with chili powder, ginger and garlic. With a minimalist list of ingredients,  start your weekend off right by revisiting the flavors and spices of Ethopian cuisine shaken together in a unique and savory cocktail.

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Yes, Chef Chocolate Molten Cake

By Marcus Samuelsson | May 9, 2012

Photo: Back to the Cutting Board

Chocolate Molten Cake

Some readers may recognize this as the winning dessert in Marcus’ Chopped All-Stars episode that won him the chance to compete in the All-Stars finale. This gooey chocolate cake with candied beets takes a bit of prep but yields tremendously indulgent results; highlighting a great accomplishment in the Yes, Chef journey.

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Tomato and Watermelon Salad

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