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Chef Michael's Kitchen

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Chef Michael's Kitchen - Episode Guide

Season 1

  • Filet Mignon & Butter Tarts
    Filet Mignon & Butter Tarts

    Episode 06 - Season 1 - June 4, 2013

    Discover how to get maximum flavor from beef tenderloin with Filet Mignon with Creamy Red Wine Sauce, Bacon Cheddar Crusted Beef Tenderloin and Cheese Crusted Beef Tenderloin. Learn how classic Brown Butter Tarts can twist to become Pumpkin Pie Butter Tarts.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist! 

  • Pan Rush Salmon and Salad

    Season 1 - June 3, 2013

    Discover a new way to bring salmon to your table with Pan Rushed Salmon with Three Tomatoes and Pan Rushed Salmon with Bacon Clam Chowder.  Learn a new twist on classic house salads; Salad 101 and Harvest Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Steamed Mussels & Risotto
    Steamed Mussels & Risotto

    Episode 07 - Season 1 - March 26, 2013

    You will never steam mussels the same way again when you taste Aromatic Steamed Mussels and Tomato Mussels with Penne.  Learn how simple risotto is to cook with Risotto with Classic Italian Flavours; Italian Bacon and Blue Cheese Risotto and Risotto Cakes.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist! 

  • Roasted Chicken and Mashed Potatoes
    Roasted Chicken And Mashed Potatoes

    Episode 26 - Season 1 - March 18, 2013

    Brining is the best way to add flavor and succulence to your Roast Chicken and Cider Brined Chicken. See how to add flavor to the ordinary potato with Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Potato Martini and Extravagant Potato with Crispy Potato Collar.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Lobster & Vegetarian Chili
    Lobster & Vegetarian Chili

    Episode 25 - Season 1 - March 18, 2013

    Nothing beats the taste of lobster cooked in seawater.  Learn how to make your own Seawater Lobster, and how that lobster can quickly become a sumptuous Lobster Corn Chowder.  See how a Vegetarian Chili becomes a Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie and Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potato, and you’ll never miss the meat!  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Ribs & Brownies
    Ribs & Brownies

    Episode 24 - Season 1 - March 11, 2013

    You won’t need your BBQ for these succulent ribs; Slow Baked Honey Mustard Ribs, Slow Baked Chili Rubbed Ribs and Fishy Ribs with Asian Slaw.  See how to bake addictively delicious Mocha Brownies and Peanut Butter Brownies.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Pasta & Meatloaf
    Pasta & Meatloaf

    Episode 23 - Season 1 - March 11, 2013

    Discover how simple pasta sauce can be with Speedy Tomato Pasta and Speedy Tomato Pasta Bake. Learn a new twist on an old classic, Pepperoni Cheddar Meatloaf and then continue twisting with Meatloaf 3 Ways.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Seared Tuna & Sweet Potato
    Seared Tuna & Sweet Potato

    Episode 22 - Season 1 - March 4, 2013

    A crispy crusty tuna steak seared rare is just begging for a complementary topping or two; Spice Crusted Tuna and Seared Tuna Niçoise.  Sweet potatoes are healthy and tasty but they’re also uniquely versatile in Sweet Potato Marshmallow Bake and Southwestern Roast Sweet Potato and Marshmallows.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Pork Shoulder & Frittata
    Pork Shoulder & Frittata

    Episode 21 - Season 1 - March 4, 2013

    From Southwestern Pork Stew to Mediterranean Pork Stew to Pulled Pork Sandwich & Spicy Coleslaw, braising an inexpensive pork shoulder is one of the easiest ways to bring flavor and tenderness to your table.  See how Broccoli Frittata and Smoked Salmon Frittata are great ways to provide variety to your next brunch gathering.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Lamb Shanks & Heritage Bread
    Lamb Shanks & Heritage Bread

    Episode 20 - Season 1 - January 28, 2013

    Unlock the rich texture of lamb shanks with Braised Lamb Shanks and Curried Lamb Shanks with Pan Roast Chickpeas with Mint. Then, patience is rewarded with mouthwatering Heritage Bread.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Steak & Pancakes
    Steak & Pancakes

    Episode 19 - Season 1 - January 28, 2013

    What goes better with Butter Steak than Horseradish Butter?   See how the sous-vide method cooks the perfect Backwards Steak and Perfect PeppersCountry Pancakes are an essential recipe in every kitchen and can easily be twisted to Decadent Pancakes. Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist! 

  • Penne Pesto & Oysters
    Penne Pesto & Oysters

    Episode 18 - Season 1 - January 21, 2013

    Discover how versatile pesto can be with Penne with Basil Pesto, Sage Walnut Goats Cheese Pesto, Pesto Pizza, and Cilantro Pesto Quesadilla.  Learn the basic way to enjoy Oysters with 3 Citrus and how they can quickly become Classic Oyster Stew.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Braised Chicken Thighs & Legumes
    Braised Chicken Thighs & Legumes

    Episode 17 - Season 1 - January 21, 2013

    Bring Mediterranean and Caribbean flavours to your table with Pan Braised Moroccan Chicken Thighs and Caribbean Braised Chicken Thighs. Stir legumes into your cooking with Pig and Pea Soup and Red Lentil Dhal.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Shrimp Scampi & Rice
    Shrimp Scampi & Rice

    Episode 16 - Season 1 - January 14, 2013

    Sautéing the world’s most popular fish is a quick and easy way to get it on your table with a lot of flavor; Brown Butter Shrimp Scampi and Bacon Scampi with Penne and Mustard.  Learn how to make a classic French version of baked rice with aromatic herbs; Classic Rice Pilaf and then discover the endless ways to twist it; Golden Rice Pilaf, Apple Pie Brown Rice and Tuna Shrimp Rice Wraps. Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Pot Roast & Popcorn
    Pot Roast & Popcorn

    Episode 15 - Season 1 - January 14, 2013

    Discover how to make a classic Beef and Potatoes Pot Roast and then twist it into a Street Beef Salad with Asian Flavours. Check out these fun, easy ways to personalize your Brown Butter Popcorn and then dress it up with Caramel Popcorn.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • French Onion Soup & Asparagus
    French Onion Soup & Asparagus

    Episode 14 - Season 1 - January 7, 2013

    A little patience and a lot of onions go a long way in French Onion Soup and French Onion Chicken Stew.  Discover the basics of cooking asparagus and making a luxurious sauce with Asparagus Hollandaise and see how simple Hollandaise Sauce is to twist with Hollandaise Sauce with Variations and Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Benedict.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Pork Chops & Biscuits
    Pork Chops & Biscuits

    Episode 13 - Season 1 - January 7, 2013

    Discover how pan rushing is a simple way to adjust flavours with Pan Rushed Pork Chops with Tarragon Mushrooms and Harvest Chops with Cranberry and Kale.  Chef Michael shares his best biscuit recipe, Whole Wheat Biscuits and one of his favorite desserts, Winterberry Shortcake.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Chicken Wings & Bread Pudding

    Season 1 - January 2, 2013

    Chicken wings are deliciously addicting and infinitely versatile with Roast Chicken Wings, Fish Wings and Classic Buffalo Wings.  Discover how the traditional and easy dessert, Brown Sugar Bread Pudding, is easy to twist into a Five Chocolate Bread Pudding.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Roast Pork Tenderloin and Fennel
    Roast Pork Tenderloin and Fennel

    Episode 04 - Season 1 - December 17, 2012

    Learn how versatile bacon is with Bacon Roast Pork Tenderloin, Bacon Whiskey Jam and Mustard Bacon Strips.  Find out why fennel is Chef Michael’s all time favorite vegetable with Orange Curry Fennel Soup, Orange Curry Roast Fennel and Raw Fennel Salad with Orange Curry Dressing.   Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Ancho Chili & Fruit Crisp
    Ancho Chili & Fruit Crisp

    Episode 03 - Season 1 - December 10, 2012

    Chef Michael looks to the flavours of Mexico and Hungary for inspiration for Ancho Chili; Ancho Chili Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Hungarian Goulash with Spätzle.   Crisp desserts such as Apple Oatmeal Crisp and Tropical Fruit Crisp are an easy way to add dessert to your menu.   Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Cooking with Allergies: Lasagna, Muffins & Cookies
    Cooking with allergies: Lasagna, Muffins & Cookies

    Episode 02 - Season 1 - December 3, 2012

    Chef Michael shows how to take an extravagant Lasagna di Carnevale and make it into gluten free Spinach Lasagna.  Common allergens are the inspiration for these Sunshine Muffins and 100% Allergen Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Shrimp Cocktail & Caesar
    Shrimp Cocktail & Caesar

    Episode 12 - Season 1 - November 26, 2012

    See how to poach shrimp for maximum flavor and create your own signature cocktail sauce with Shrimp Cocktail and Saffron Shrimp Shots. The classic Caesar’s Salad is updated to a potential new classic, Caesar’s Empire Salad.   Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Lamb Chops & Root Vegetable Soup
    Lamb Chops & Root Vegetable Soup

    Episode 11 - Season 1 - November 19, 2012

    Discover how easy and flavourful lamb can be with Rosemary Crusted Rack of Lamb with Pistachio Mint Pesto, Edamame Crusted Lamb Chops and Mint Lamb Pops with Curried Raita.  Chef Michael shares his favourite way to prepare his favourite root vegetables, Root Soup and Sweet Potato Soup.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Pan Rush Chicken & Cauliflower

    Season 1 - November 12, 2012

    Discover two one-pot chicken dishes that you will cook again and again with Pan Rushed Chicken with Apples, Onions and Sage and San Marzano Chicken with Pasta, Oregano and Basil.  Learn how simple and delicious cauliflower can be with Golden Aloo Gobi and Roasted Sweet Potato Aloo Gobi, and for your sweeter side, Spiced Brittle.   Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Pasta Carbonara & Fritters
    Pasta Carbonara & Fritters

    Episode 09 - Season 1 - November 5, 2012

    The versatility of egg yolks is highlighted in Pancetta Prosciutto Carbonara and Carbonara Françoise. Brown Sugar Vanilla Sauce magically transforms into Brown Sugar Vanilla Ice Cream.   A simple fritter batter holds many flavours such as Apple Cinnamon Fritters and Banana Nutmeg Fritters.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!

  • Beef Shanks & Fruit Salad
    Beef Shanks & Fruit Salad

    Episode 08 - Season 1 - October 29, 2012

    Braising is the best way to transform inexpensive cuts of meat into Zinfandel Braised Beef Shanks and Pasta with Tomato Braised Beef Shanks.  Chef Michael has fun with Fruit Salad as he shows different ways to enjoy a variety of fruit.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!