What dish or ingredient will we never catch you eating? © 2020 Chris Santos. Transfer to sheet tray and allow to cool. Chef Chris Santos Shares a French Toast Recipe Inspired by His Mother The chef shares a recipe for Mother's Day from his cookbook "Share." Chris Santos is the chef behind the communal-concept restaurants Beauty & Essex and The Stanton Social, both on the Lower East Side in New York City. CS: That's hard because nothing beats NYC. Top with the ricotta salata cheese, bread crumbs, and mint. Chef Chris Santos recently visited the Los Angeles location of his popular eatery. Season pecans with kosher salt while still hot. All rights reserved. Pinch the four resulting points closed. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, whisking occasionally to discourage scorching, until lightly thickened and reduced by about one-quarter, about 30 minutes. Whoops! Break candy canes in half and place in a spice grinder or blender and buzz to a fine powder. Obsessed with the sport. About 10 to 15 minutes. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.). Incorrect email or username/password combination. Divide the chocolate base equally among six 1-cup glasses or jars. To make the bread pudding: Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Directions1. Spread the remaining 3 tablespoons coconut on a small baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture is chilled, at least 1 hour, or up to 1 day.2. Chris Santos is a Managing Partner & Executive Chef at TAO Group, a co-founder of the restaurants Beauty & Essex, The Stanton Social & VANDAL, Celebrity Chef Judge on Food Network’s hit series, Chopped, as well as founder of Meanwhile, position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350oF. If chicken is getting too dark in certain areas cover those areas with foil. Chris Santos got his first job at the age of 13, washing dishes at a small restaurant in his hometown of Bristol, R.I. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Add the basil leaves, a few at a time, and fry just until they look transparent and slightly crisp, about 15 seconds. CS: Burgers. Deglaze with Jäger and season with kosher salt and black pepper. Place vegetables, oranges, rosemary and chicken stock in a 2 inch deep, 14 inch x 14 inch baking pan. Place the strips on a platter or plates.4. And with some amazing menu options, it's also a great place for some shared plates with good friends. Let the steaks stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.3. Get to know Chopped judge Maneet Chauhan, who is competing in Food Network's Web series Chopped After Hours, in which the judges get a chance to cook. Without tearing the skin, carefully place soften Jäger orange butter under the skin above breast of chicken.Rub chicken with wet ingredients. Whisk until the chocolate is smooth and melted. Place the bowl over the simmering water (the bowl bottom should not touch the water). Strain stock, vegetables, oranges and chicken juices from the pan and season with kosher salt and black pepper. Spread each strip with an equal amount of the avocado mixture. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the custard reaches 185oF on an instant-read thermometer and is thick enough to coat the spoon (a finger swiped through the custard on the spoon will cut a swath), about 3 minutes.2. Beat in the tomato, basil, and chives. For an entertaining Parade-Community Table interview with Chef Santos (as well as his recipe for Fried Chicken and Cheese Waffles from his Stanton Social restaurant), please click here. Add all the above ingredients. And it's such a good reason to go out for dinner in cold-weather months. In a small sauté pan bring Jäger and chicken stock to a simmer. Let the mixture stand for 1 minute. Uncover and bake until the pudding is barely browned and feels set when pressed gently in the center, about 30 minutes more. JÄGER AND BUTTER CARAMELIZED ONION, SHALLOT AND GARLIC. Excerpted here for you, with permission, are three recipes and dish photographs. Brush the steaks lightly with the oil and season all over with the pepper mixture. For Jäger and Butter Caramelized Onion, Shallot and Garlic: Melt butter in sauté pan. Chef Santos founded buzzed-about restaurants on the Lower East Side (LES) neighborhood of New York City: The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex, and Vandal. Fold two points together to meet and overlap on each side of the dumpling, adhering the points together with a dab of the beaten egg. Position a broiler about 8 inches from the source of heat and preheat broiler on high. The dumpling top will be open and the filling exposed. It features a wide selection of recipes, perfect for passing around the table with close friends and new acquantances. Have ready a large roasting pan to hold the baking dish. Is there one dish that you always order out and never make at home? To make the butterscotch layer: Bring the cream and vanilla bean to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat. With metropolitan locations in New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, it's a consistently hip place to be. CS: Smartfood popcorn. Cover and let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour. Pursuant to U.S. Chris Santos: I'd say shellfish. Serve chilled. By creating an account, you accept the terms and Ad Choices. Place the bowl in a larger bowl of ice water and let stand, stirring occasionally, until the custard is tepid, about 10 minutes. Note: Fried basil leaves have a beautiful transparent look and make an especially attractive (but optional) garnish. Directions1. Place all ingredients into a small sauce pot and heat over medium flame until butter is melted. Season with kosher salt and pepper and mix well. An email has been sent to you. 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Let stand 5 minutes for the bread to soak up some of the liquid. What, where, who? To make the sauce: Bring all of the ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisking often. CS: Chilaquiles, a traditional Mexican dish that is my favorite thing in the world. Your account was created. Chris Santos is a Managing Partner & Executive Chef at TAO Group, a co-founder of the restaurants Beauty & Essex, The Stanton Social & VANDAL, Celebrity Chef Judge on Food Network’s hit series, Chopped, as well as founder of the record label Blacklight Media Records. Sorry, comments are currently closed. Add the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Add Jäger and butter caramelized onion shallot and garlic. For the chipotle salt: Mix together the chipotle powder and salt and store in an airtight container. Discard vegetables and oranges stuffed in chicken cavity. When he's not judging on Chopped or cooking in his restaurants, you'll find Chris hunting down the city's best new burger, which is his guilty pleasure! Empty comment. Gradually whisk in the oil. It looks as though you’ve already said that. Pour hot Jäger and chicken stock over dried cherries and allow to reconstitute. Continue cooking until the milk solids in the saucepan turn hazelnut brown, about 2 minutes. Wrap with plastic, place in refrigerator and allow to marinate overnight. Find out more about Chopped judge Aarón Sánchez in his Q&A with FN Dish. We've Got Tons of Info to Help You Decide. Chris Santos is a Managing Partner & Executive Chef at TAO Group, a co-founder of the restaurants Beauty & Essex, The Stanton Social & VANDAL, Celebrity Chef Judge on Food Network’s hit series, Chopped, as well as founder of the record label Blacklight Media Records. DirectionsMuddle the cucumber and strawberry puree well in a cocktail shaker. With an assortment of new vegan and gluten-free options, as well as some classic favorites, he hosted an intimate gathering for drinks and a tasting. Cook’s Note. Dip sage leaves in Jäger orange and apple cider baste and baste chicken. Transfer to a carving board and let stand for 3 to 5 minutes. 5:26 . Remove leg, thigh and wing from each side of the chicken. Brush the pizza bianca strips on both sides with the oil mixture. Pour into the baking dish. Cover and refrigerate until the base is chilled and set, at least 1 hour.3. Combine all ingredients in small bowl and whisk. harissa (sold at specialty markets and online), 1 tsp Kosher salt, and 2 garlic cloves, shredded on a Microplane zester. Except when eating pizza. (If you have the time, refrigerate the crème fraîche mixture overnight.