Quarantine Cooking: Popular Restaurants And Chefs Share Recipes To Prepare At Home
Cooking up some professional grade chicken skewers.Zuma Restaurants
Is your home-cooking getting stale already? Well, you're only about two weeks into this whole social distancing business, and there are many more to go. Fret not. Tapping into some inspiration in the kitchen is easy when you've got the entire world at your back. Or more specifically, some of the best chefs in the world. Check out this space every week during the Great Isolation for professional guidance on how to spice up your homemade meals.
Zuma Restaurants are a trove of contemporary Japanese restaurants with 16 locations across the globe, including prime locations in Miami, New York, and Boston. One of their signature dishes are sake glazed chicken wings. And you can replicate them at home if you procure just a handful of Asian culinary staples.
Ingredients: Medium Sized Chicken Wings (flats only), Bamboo Skewers (soaked in water for 5min), Sake, Mirin, Kosher Salt, Maldon Sea Salt, Lime.
Sweet onion and pork quesadillas.Merriman's
Merriman's Fish House offers savory Hawaiian flavors to the lucky guests who make it out to the garden isle of Kauai. Although you probably won't be traveling there anytime in the immediate future, you can still capture the island vibe with these tangy pork and sweet onion quesadillas.
Papaya Salad with seared tunaAnantara Hotels
If you'd like to keep things a bit more healthful during this stressful times, Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort offers up this sensational take on a traditional Thai Papaya Salad. It's chockfull of vitamins and minerals that encourage a healthy immune system. Throw in some simply seared tuna to make it a protein-packed entrée.
Directions: Add all salad ingredients (except toppings) to a large mixing bowl and toss. Prepare the dressing: whisk lime juice, fish sauce, garlic, chili paste, and palm sugar together in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and stir to coat. Top with fried onions and roasted peanuts.
In the heart of California's Napa Valley, Inglenook is a renowned winery owned by legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Along with his wife, Eleanor, they've called the property home since 1975. While you can't stop by for a tasting right now, you can enjoy the elegant recipes of estate chef Alex Lovick. And it's still easy enough to get the wine from here shipped directly to your door. Pair a 2012 Rubicon with these Scalloped Potatoes and let your cares melt away.
Scalloped Potatoes by chef Alex LovickInglenook Estate
If you have a crockpot in your kitchen, the opportunities to impress are endless. And they're cheap, too. Around $50 online. So if you need one, get one. And once you do, check out this comforting recipe to carry you through the last days of cold weather. The folks at Keeneland racetrack in Lexington, Kentucky have perfected a rendition of burgoo, a spicy stew popular during Derby days.
Directions: An easy one-pot recipe, this hearty stew offers a complex flavor palate, created by simmering high quality veal stock with layers of top cuts of meat from smoked pulled chicken to fresh sausage and marbled beef. The dish can be topped with fresh herbs and vegetables for a savory flavor with added depth.