Big Daddy was on fire during the 2nd episode of Big Daddy's House on Food Network.
Chef Aaron treated himself to his Dream Dinner - a delectable Herb Potatoes au Gratin dish, a rich, colorful Grilled Asparagus & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad and the featured dish - NY Strip Steak au Poivre.
Chef initially prepared the Potatoes au Gratin dish by composing a pan-based sauce using butter, flour, milk and heat - he then added cheese, bouillion, nutmeg and black pepper.
Panko bread crumbs were mixed in a bowl with butter and smoky paprika.
Sliced russet potatoes were then topped with the pan cheese sauce and the au gratin was sprinkled on top before it all went into the oven.
Chef proceeded to build his salad by cutting his Asparagus lengthwise and seasoning them prior to popping them unto a stovetop-based grill.
Asparagus was then combined with julienne-sliced sun-dried tomatoes and sauteed shiitake mushrooms.
Big Daddy started getting excited as he smashed some peppercorns that were smeared on both sides of his steaks and then dropped in a pan and seared.
Steaks were then topped with a brandy & shallot based roux.
What dream dinner would be complete without a sweet treat at the end. Big Daddy raised the heat in the kitchen as he topped off his dream dinner with a sinful plantains foster dessert.
LINKS / RECIPES
Food Network - Big Daddy's House Feedback Email
Food Network Recipe - NY Strip au Poivre
Food Network Recipe - Herb Potatoes au Gratin
Food Network Recipe - Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomato Salad
Food Network Recipe - Plantains Foster