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Spatchcock Chicken Recipe with Lemon Thyme Pan Sauce

So happy to be continuing in my soigne video series with this super delicious Spatchcock Chicken Recipe with Lemon Thyme Pan Sauce!  It’s crazy easy to do and loaded with flavor, and the best part is that it takes an hour on the dot to prepare.  Just think, you can have an insanely delicious meal on the dinner table in under 1 hour.  Since I’ve done beef, fish and pork for the soigne video series I felt the only thing left to finish off the bunch was chicken.  Now that I’ve hit the most famous 4 proteins I can now…

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Homemade Salmon Cakes Recipe with Tartar Sauce

We just got back from Portland, Oregon and it is currently salmon season out there.  Since salmon is as abundant in Portland as Italian beef is here in Chicago, I made sure to overindulge in the local seasonal fare!  The fresh local caught salmon was literally 4 inches thick, no joke, and while I didn’t bring any home with me, it inspired me to make this Homemade Salmon Cakes Recipe with Tartar Sauce!  My wife who is not a salmon fan loved the salmon we had in Portland, so I figured I would try it again at home!   Fresh…

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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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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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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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Irish Apple Cake Recipe with Vanilla Custard Sauce

While some are having the time of their life, I’ll always remember St. Patrick’s Day as the day I moved to Chicago.  I was so excited as I began to approach the beautiful skyline of the city and then skuuuurt.  Dead. Stop. Traffic.  I didn’t realize it was St. Paddy’s Day weekend because I was too focused on moving up to Chicago, but dang did I get a rude awakening when I realized everyone was gathered down town drinking Guinness and taking in all of the local green river festivities.  Now that I’ve been settled in for 9 years I…

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Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe with Fresh Strawberries

My wife comes from a long line of sweet tooth fanatics so when I whipped up this Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe with Fresh Strawberries I knew she’d be obsessed.  Making cheese cake in general is actually very easy, it’s suffering through the cooling down process that can be so agonizing.  Of course, there are those super cool down tricks one can do like popping it into the freezer so that one can consume it quicker, but hey this is a chef’s kitchen and I want to show you how to properly make a chocolate cheese cake, so no cheating.  However, I…

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