Alex's Day Off

Hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli
Mondays 10:30a|9:30c
Alex Guarnaschelli in Her Kitchen

Get Cooking with Alex Today.

Don't wait until your day off to try these dishes.

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  • Alex shows us a little chef-y secret for steamed fresh fish that requires a leap of faith. Branzino is drizzled with olive oil, herbs, and lemon. Then, it's wrapped in a little aluminum packet and baked in the oven. She tops the freshly steamed fish with a creamy garlic aioli sauce. Paired with a simple green bean salad this meal screams freshness. For dessert, Alex bakes an apple crisp with the perfect balance of apple to crispy topping. This apple crisp is like one giant corner.

  • All of your favorite morning dishes will be completely transformed by Chef Alex Guarneschelli. Alex slices thick cuts of bacon and dredges them in brown sugar and spices. It pairs perfectly with simple fried eggs and crispy toast soldiers. And, in an act of ridiculousness, Alex melts a wheel of cheese on a bed of crispy hash browns. For drinks, a muddled screwdriver makes it the perfect early morning breakfast.

  • Alex gets away from the idea of a classical meal and into something totally fabulous and fun -- a dessert party! Alex treats her friends to three amazing desserts. To start, a crispy and crunchy biscotti filled with hazelnuts and caramel. She adds a tangy lemon curd, which serves as the perfect dunking partner for the biscotti. Alex adds strawberry tartlets; they're like a giant fresh fruit candies. And for something a little naughty and decadent, Alex makes a super chocolaty pots de creme and tops them with homemade whipped cream.

About the Host

A frequent Chopped judge and a mentor on America's Best Cook, Alex also regularly competes on Iron Chef America.

About the Show

Alex Guarnaschelli, professional chef, working mom and passionate home cook, invites viewers to learn her down-to-earth recipes in Alex's Day Off. Alex shows how cooking her personal style of American, French and Italian fare can be elegant and approachable, with a side of sass. Viewers will enjoy mouthwatering dishes like Mussels on the Grill; Roasted Pork Loin with Brussels Sprouts, Shallots and Garlic; Bibb, Radish and Grape Salad with Bacon Dressing; and Homemade Doughnuts with Cinnamon Sugar and Hot Blueberry Jam.

More About Alex's Day Off

Alex Guarnaschelli, professional chef, working mom and passionate home cook, invites viewers to learn her down-to-earth recipes in Alex's Day Off. Alex shows how cooking her personal style of American, French and Italian fare can be elegant and approachable, with a side of sass. Viewers will enjoy mouthwatering dishes like Mussels on the Grill; Roasted Pork Loin with Brussels Sprouts, Shallots and Garlic; Bibb, Radish and Grape Salad with Bacon Dressing; and Homemade Doughnuts with Cinnamon Sugar and Hot Blueberry Jam.

Recipes from the Show