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Pan Seared Scallops with White Wine and Herb Butter Sauce

I don’t cook with scallops too often, but every time I do I am amazed at just how good they are and why I need to eat them more often.  They are honestly like the eating a sea steak haha.  They are so meaty and so flavorful, and respond so well when seared golden brown and coated in herbs and butter.  It’s as if the scallop was only meant to be drenched in white wine, herbs and butter.  Sure it’s a little more on the classic side, but once you take your first bite you’ll know exactly why it is…

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How to Make a Classic Ratatouille Recipe

One of my first experiences while working as a line cook at the age of 15 at one of my favorite restaurants in St. Louis was making risotto and ratatouille.  They were the staple side items that we often served up to accompany main entrees on the menu.  I remember everything from prepping the zucchini, squash and eggplant to the sautéing of the vegetables and then finishing it off with herbs and cheese and sending it out the door to dining room guests.  I’ll forever cherish those foundational moments of my culinary journey. While my first restaurant experience opened the…

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Baked Chicken Recipe with Wild Rice and Apples and Plums

Lately I’ve been going back to my culinary roots while in the kitchen and have been rediscovering some of the simple flavors that got me so interested in cooking when I was just a pup.  One of the first things you learn to cook when in the restaurant or in culinary school is a roast chicken.  It’s one of the simplest things you can make but man is it just so good with only few ingredients.  This Baked Chicken recipe literally consists of the whole chicken, cut in half, seasoned with Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper and then baked. …

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Pork Milanese with Spring Kale Salad Recipe

To start off, again it’s good to be back and making Soigne [swan-yay] recipe videos again for you all and I hope you are enjoying them, as well as this one for Pork Milanese with Spring Kale Salad Recipe.  If you missed last week be sure to check out Salmon Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce, it’s a hit!  In these Soigne videos I’m trying to take super classic dishes, or even classic dishes with my own Chef Billy Parisi twist, and then putting them into super sexy (soigne) videos to show just how easy they are to make.  So many…

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Pan Seared Salmon Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce

I can’t even tell you how happy I am to be doing this Soigne [swan-yay] videos again.  I loved doing them back a few years ago but dang did I get busy in between then, and honestly just didn’t have the time.  Well, things have chilled out a bit and I’ve re-introduced the series with my bone-in ribeye steak recipe with whisky cream sauce a few weeks ago and am following up with this Pan Seared Salmon Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce.  I know that these recipes may sound a bit on the elegant side but honestly they are some…

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Smoked Country Style Ribs with Mustard BBQ Sauce and Texas Toast

First off, drop a comment below in the comments section and tell me your favorite bbq dish to eat for a chance to win a $50 gift card!! I’ve been having a ball the past 2 years whipping up delicious smoked goodies out on my smoker.  From smoked salmon, to chicken to pulled pork, I’ve been loving experimenting and of course eating all of it.  Something about being outside smoking food and then lighting up the grill to finish it off is just so therapeutic. The grill to me means spring, summer and fall, which in Chicago, means nice weather…

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Oven Baked Sheet Pan Chicken Recipe with Vegetables

Not sure if you caught my Facebook live post the other day, but I actually prepped up this Oven Baked Sheet Pan Chicken Recipe with Vegetables while live.  The intent of the post was more around doing a Facebook Live since it had been so long and I figured I’d cook while on camera and chat all things food while doing it.  The sheet pan chicken craze online seems to be just about everywhere these days and the best way I can define it is it’s the new pot roast meal, only it’s quicker… Oh yeah, it’s chicken instead of…

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Bone In Ribeye Steak Recipe with Whisky Cream Sauce

You’d most likely assume that I prefer grilling over searing when it comes to cooking protein.  Well you’d assume wrong believe it or not and it’s no different when making this Bone In Ribeye Steak Recipe with Whisky Cream Sauce.  Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love the flavors from the open flame but I feel that protein has the most opportunity to lose its juiciness and moisture on the grill.  Let me break it down for you.  When you season up a steak, or a bone in ribeye like this recipe, you then place it on the grill right? …

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