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 is making a special birthday dinner for a really good friend. She wants to food to be simple, but filled with flavor. So, she's taking something she eats all the time at home and dresses it up in an evening gown so that it can come to the party too. For her, that's a chicken. A tangy marinated chicken marsala, coasted in breadcrumbs and butter, then baked crispy in the oven. To go with the chicken, a beet pasta tossed with a bright vinaigrette and colorful scallions. So tasty and beautiful. For dessert, Alex bakes a bright lemon cake and coats it in gloppy chocolate frosting.

  • Today, Alex is all about the little bites: hors d'oeuvres. She starts with pork spare ribs just glazed with a gooey soy and vinegar sauce that create the kind of finger licking you just need a million napkins for. Next, Chinese noodles mixed with a tangy dressing and topped with vibrant scallions. Alex calls this next dish her "oceanic french fry" -- fried squid and topped with a tangy lemon sauce. Plus, tender spears of asparagus blanched and tossed with sesame oil and sesame seeds. It's nutty, earthy, crunchy, and fresh.

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