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Pasta Amatriciana
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The central ingredient of amatriciana sauce is guanciale, cured pork jowl.

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  • You've brined turkey, now try ham! Anne shows how easy it is to brine a fresh ham at home. Serve with Braised Baby Artichokes and Five Bean Salad for a fresh menu fit for a Easter or any spring fling.

  • With a classic Sole Meuniere recipe, Chef Anne Burrell highlights the delicate flavors of sole fish using a few easy tips, and minimal ingredients and effort. Wilted Bitter Greens With Crispy Walnut Goat Cheese, made with warm vinaigrette and discs of fried goat cheese, is a restaurant worthy salad that's a breeze to make at home.

  • Anne Burrell puts her spin on affordable lamb: Marinated Lamb Shoulder Chops are grilled to perfection, served with Tzatziki, Arugula, and Feta. Stewed Chick Peas With Tomatoes and Zucchini are a comforting way to enjoy summer's bounty.

  • Chef Anne Burrell raises the burger bar with her juicy Lamb Burgers, served slathered in homemade Pickled Feta Spread on Whole Wheat Pita.

  • Craving a lobster roll but can't make it to the Northeast? No fear, with Chef Anne Burrell's easy tricks, you can turn your kitchen into a summertime seafood shack. Sweet chunks of lobster in a light mayo dressing, tucked in a buttery toasted roll...what could be better? Add a cup of creamy New England Clam Chowder, and you'll be feeling the sea breeze on your face in no time.

  • No commercial chicken here -- Anne cooks the real deal Coq Au Vin with fresh capon and of course plenty of red wine. Oysters topped with savory granita are the perfect crisp appetizer for this hearty meal.

  • Chef Anne Burrell shows you how to take your lasagna from good to great with her signature homemade marinara sauce, Italian sausage, cremini mushrooms, and three different cheeses. Her Fried Calamari is perfectly golden and not at all greasy, perfect as an appetizer with a few fresh lemon wedges.

  • Chef Anne Burrell shares her secret to impressing guests without breaking a sweat. Her tender Sausage Stuffed Quail, wrapped in bacon and served with a port wine sauce, are elegant for a special occasion but easy enough for a weeknight. Her Tarte Flambee, cracker-thin and smothered in a creamy sauce with caramelized onions and smoky bacon, is equally crowd-pleasing and surprisingly cinchy. Celebrate the flavors with a glass of Alsatian Gerwurztraminer wine.

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  • You've brined turkey, now try ham! Anne shows how easy it is to brine a fresh ham at home. Serve with Braised Baby Artichokes and Five Bean Salad for a fresh menu fit for a Easter or any spring fling.

  • Chef Anne Burrell proves that with a few simple tricks and good-quality ingredients, a special occasion meal can be a cinch to prepare. Cornish Game Hens with Pomegranate Molasses are elegant single-serve birds that roast until beautifully golden and juicy. The flavors are perfectly complemented by Israeli Couscous, brimming with toasted sliced almonds, fresh pomegranate seeds, and diced dried apricots. For dessert, Apple Brown Butter Tarte is especially flavorful with a buttery crust, vanilla custard filling, and brandy-flambéed apples.

  • Anne's Porchetta with Roasted Fingerlings is a show stopping traditional pork roast, packed with herbs and garlic then roasted on a bed of winter vegetables and wine. Pureed Chick Pea Soup is an aromatic starter for this special meal.

  • Go beyond chops with Anne's rich and tender Braised Lamb Chops. Herby Gremolata provides a hit of fresh flavor, and Hard Polenta Cakes are perfect for soaking up the rich braising liquids.

  • Chef Anne Burrell has a fail proof technique to light-as-air Ricotta Gnocchi, and she is finally revealing her secrets. Cloudlike Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi are a creamy counterpoint to vibrant Quick Tomato Sauce. Tender, sweet biscuits in the Apricot Nectarine Shortcake perfectly showcase the best seasonal fruit in your market.

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Anne Burrell has worked at some of New York's top restaurants and hosts Chef Wanted, Worst Cooks in America and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef.

About the Show

Like your own private window into the kitchen of your favorite restaurant, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef reveals the concise, easy-to-master techniques of a top-level chef. By showcasing professional secrets to preparing food that is creative and full of flavor – yet never froufrou or scary – Anne Burrell translates your favorite restaurant foods into amazing at-home meals. With years of restaurant experience mixed with a pumped-up passion, Anne helps to take the mystery out of the professional kitchen and gets you making meals that are special enough for guests but easy enough for a rushed weekday evening.

More About Secrets of a Restaurant Chef

Like your own private window into the kitchen of your favorite restaurant, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef reveals the concise, easy-to-master techniques of a top-level chef. By showcasing professional secrets to preparing food that is creative and full of flavor – yet never froufrou or scary – Anne Burrell translates your favorite restaurant foods into amazing at-home meals. With years of restaurant experience mixed with a pumped-up passion, Anne helps to take the mystery out of the professional kitchen and gets you making meals that are special enough for guests but easy enough for a rushed weekday evening.

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