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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  • For Alex, the perfect day off involves dinner and a movie with one of her close buddies. The evening starts with chicken soaked in a tangy buttermilk marinade, then fried to a golden brown. To go with the fried chicken, a fresh side of juicy homemade pickles. Next, skillet corn bread baked in a cast iron skillet and paired with a little caramelized onion jam. She tops it all off with a fizzy chocolate egg cream.

  • For her best friend's birthday, Alex is planning a simple soy braised duck with a green peppercorn glaze that is drizzled over the duck at the last minute. Alex serves the duck with the perfect partner - lentils paired with cippolini onions cooked in duck fat. And, what's a birthday without a cake? She takes a moist yellow birthday cake and drops a layer of goopy marshmallow frosting right on top

  • Today is all about really good pub food, some pure fun food. When Alex walks into a pub, the first thing she orders is a juicy burger. Alex's version of a burger involves her secret blend of ground beef mixed with caramelized vegetables and topped with melt-y cheese. To go with that burger, a charred tomato soup topped with a crouton and way too much melted cheese bubbling over the edges. For sides, some tangy red cabbage coleslaw and golden fried zucchini spears.

  • Making dinner for a group of friends doesn't have to sap you of all your time and energy. Alex shows how pork tenderloin with "built in" vegetables can be quick and delicious. Gooey cheese sandwiches, a wilted bourbon salad, and a simple, but beautiful pear dessert finish the meal perfectly.

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  • For a dish that really screams spring, Alex plans a succulent lamb stew with earthy and fresh parsnips - the first vegetables of the spring season. Alex serves it with a bright and crisp pea salad drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette. Plus, whole cherries sautéed in grappa and dusted with cinnamon.

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