Alex's Day Off

Hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli
Tuesdays 10a|9c
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 brings to life some of her favorite childhood recipes. A simple strip steak is transformed into a crispy, juicy, delicious masterpiece and topped with a green peppercorn brandy sauce. For sides, Alex slathers carrots in molasses and butter, then bakes and fries fingerling potatoes. And for dessert, a ricotta cake is topped with chocolate and lemon zest.

  • Alex is making a budget friendly meal but that doesn't mean she's taking the fun, delicious, tasty, and fabulous out of the equation. Alex starts by giving a skirt steak a smear of garlic and steak sauce, searing it, then slathering it with a tangy pickled feta topping. If the perfect companion to this steak is a potato, why not have two potato dishes? The first is a skillet potato cake with layers of bubbling potato made right on the stove. The second is an oven-dried sweet potato mashed with layers of cream and molasses. For dessert, some apples paired with a potpourri of spices, baked in the oven, and topped with rum raising ice cream.

  • Alex brings to life some of her favorite childhood recipes. A simple strip steak is transformed into a crispy, juicy, delicious masterpiece and topped with a green peppercorn brandy sauce. For sides, Alex slathers carrots in molasses and butter, then bakes and fries fingerling potatoes. And for dessert, a ricotta cake is topped with chocolate and lemon zest.

  • Alex believes food tastes so much better when it's enjoyed with friends AND when it's easy to put together. Alex starts with a delicious beef filling for her burritos by marinating skirt steak in way too many peppercorns. And for something to chill down your mouth, Alex pops wedges of iceberg lettuce into the freezer and pulls them out at that perfectly cool temperature. Each wedge is slathered in a champagne vinegar dressing. For dessert a simple Crème caramel, that is cool and caramel-y without being too sweet or heavy. It's a light and naughty dessert.

About the Host

A frequent Chopped judge and a mentor on All-Star Academy, 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