What to Watch: Cook Like a Pro with Ina Garten and a Burger Battle on Triple G
It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, but there’s still plenty of time to get some new recipes to add to your backyard barbecue menu. On Saturday morning, Ree Drummond is cleaning out her fridge and utilizing leftover ingredients to make a menu including Chicken Alfredo, gazpacho and Lemon Rice Pudding. Then, the co-hosts on The Kitchen are grilling up a storm and Valerie Bertinelli is making a menu of grill-tastic dishes including breakfast, lunch and dinner. On Sunday morning, Ina Garten is sharing her tips for cooking chicken like a professional chef and Ayesha Curry is making southern style barbecue for a family dinner.
On Sunday evening, the remaining competitors on Comeback Kitchen are cooking with forgotten pantry ingredients and presenting their dish during a live web stream, and on Guy’s Grocery Games, four burger masters are making classic burgers without any of the classic ingredients.
Ree is cleaning out her fridge and using up food that's on its way out. She's turning milk and cream into a wonderful Lemon Rice Pudding with leftover lemons, while the produce drawer is transformed into a cool, delicious Fridge Gazpacho (pictured). Then, there's a red Tex Mex marinade and an herby green marinade to transform chicken breasts into grilled Red Hot Chicken and Chicken Alfredo.
The Kitchen heads outdoors as the hosts get their grill ready for spring and put some grilling gadgets to the test in a Tool Takedown. Jeff Mauro makes a mouth-watering Grilled Stuffed Braciole, and Marcela Valladolid makes Grilled Cabbage, Zucchini and Radicchio Coleslaw. Pit master Shannon Ambrosio takes over the grill with his BBQ Grilled Jerk Chicken with Caribbean Mango Slaw (pictured), and Geoffrey Zakarian shakes up a Smokin’ Margarita.
On a prior visit to California, Valerie's friends showed her how to grill breakfast, which started a fierce competition to see who could come up with the best all-day grill menu. Today, Valerie is turning up the heat with Grilled French Toast with Apple-Berry Compote and Apple-Mascarpone Cream (pictured), Grilled Radicchio and Shrimp Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette, Grilled Lamb Meatball Flatbread with Grilled Tomato Sauce, and a refreshing Grilled Citrus Spiked Lemonade.
It's all about chicken as Ina shares her kitchen tips and professional strategies for Roast Chicken with Radishes, from trussing the bird to carving it. Then, there's a delicious twist on a classic with Chicken and Spinach Waldorf Salad (pictured), featuring juicy roasted chicken breasts. Finally, the volume is turned right up on Truffled Chicken Liver Mousse.
Stephen's four aunts are visiting from North Carolina and Ayesha is excited to welcome them with a good ol' fashioned Southern barbecue. She makes a Quick Carolina Pulled Pork (pictured) that's ready in under an hour, tangy Cider Vinegar Slaw, Grilled Peach and Bacon Salad and Hush Puppies with lemon herb butter. Ayesha's Cider-Berry Moon Cocktail goes down easy and the aunties' all-time favorite dessert, Red Velvet Deep-Fried Sandwich Cookies, finishes off the meal with a bang.
For the Mentor Challenge, the competitors each take on a forgotten pantry ingredient and perform a live web stream, demonstrating how they used their ingredient in a creative and modern way. For the Star Challenge, the finalists go head-to-head, traveling back in time to a past decade and working with the tools of that era to create a decade-appropriate dish. After each alumnus presents their dish to co-hosts Valerie Bertinelli and Tyler Florence, another competitor is sent packing.
Four burger masters are ready to see how they stack up against each other in a contest worth up to $20,000. First, the chefs must shop for the ingredients for an over-the-top burger using an underwhelming, tiny bag. Next, the chefs make their take on a classic burger without any of the classic ingredients. Then, when one of the finalists falls by the wayside, the judges are forced to hustle their buns and compete in a surprise burger finale.