Aaron McCargo knows a good day starts and ends with good food and as always, Big Flavor! With Aaron's fresh takes on Egg White and Zucchini Frittata, a Caesar salad with crab meat and an individual Shepherd's Pie.
With winning recipes from his catering days, Big Daddy makes a flavorful working lunch. For the main attractions, he prepares Szechuan Chicken Lettuce Wraps filled with fresh vegetables and a grilled Monte Cristo sandwich dipped in French toast batter. For dessert, Big Daddy goes nuts over his Killer Brownie Bites topped with hazelnuts and grenadine frosting.
Next Food Network Star finalist, Shane Lyons, enjoy new twists on three classic burgers all accompanied by scrumptious Seasoned Fries. He makes a special Inside-Out Burger with ground beef, mushrooms and Swiss cheese along with a Big Daddy Sloppy Joe - messy but worth every bite. Finally, his juicy jammin' Salmon Burger impresses all seafood lovers.
Game day in Big Daddy's House means unbelievably big, bold and delicious flavors. He scores a touchdown with his Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball and some spicy Jalapeno Meatball Sliders. Then, Big Daddy leaves his fans completely satisfied with a unique Hoagie-Style Pizza piled high with savory sauces and sliced meats.
Deep-fried and delicious, Big Daddy's menu surpasses any Chinese take-out dinner. Crispy Egg Rolls Big-Daddy Style begin the meal followed by Pork and Broccoli Slaw. Next up, he prepares a deep-fried Hoisin-Painted Cornish Hen served with stir-fried Chinese Long Beans on the side.
Big Daddy prepares a love-filled feast for his first Valentine – his mother! First up, delicious Veal Chops stuffed with prosciutto, provolone and roasted red peppers pair perfectly alongside his delightful Parsnip Smash made with mascarpone cheese. For dessert: Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for two!
Big Daddy does seafood right! His enticing menu begins with flavorful Shrimp Pot Stickers. For the main course, he cooks up Blackened Salmon topped with a wine and blue cheese sauce served alongside a savory risotto-style Lemon Pepper Orzo. Kelsey Nixon stops by for a tasty Next Food Network Star reunion.
Big Daddy whips up belt-busting comfort food dishes reminiscent of his childhood with the help of Next Food Network Star alumnus Adam Gertler. They create a deliciously sweet Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding before putting a new spin on the classic Chicken Pot Pie Soup. To wrap it up, they make mouthwatering Fried Mini Cannelloni Bites.
With ideas from friends around the world, Big Daddy creates a Mediterranean menu fit for a king. To start, he makes Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta then whips up Chicken with Yogurt Cucumber Sauce. Finally, Big Daddy prepares his Favorite Falafel.
Some of Big Daddy's favorite dishes often double as the simplest too! Bringing out the natural flavors of the fish, he prepares a Seared Halibut with Chive Butter Sauce. Then, he makes two scrumptious sides: Seasoned Sweet Potato Puree and fresh Sautéed Brussels Sprouts in a tasty brown butter sauce.
Big Daddy creates a meal perfect for a much-needed makeup. He builds a heaping Turkey Club Sandwich, accompanied by deep-fried Seasoned Potato Chips and homemade Pickled Vegetables. For dessert, Big Daddy has the key to a woman’s heart: Chocolate Bark with Mixed Nuts and Dried Berries.
This Polish-inspired menu has Big Daddy dancing polka. He begins the meal with Potato and Ham Perogies followed by an enormous Kielbasa and Kraut served with his Homemade Spicy Mustard. For dessert, Aaron prepares delicious Lingonberry Crepes.
Big Daddy's kid-friendly menu fills the day with love. Breakfast includes Elvis Pancakes, a fluffy pancake sandwich filled with peanut butter and bananas. Then, Big Daddy prepares Tommy Dogs — cheese- and bacon-wrapped hot dogs – for lunch. For a healthy addition, Aaron adds fun Crudités Creatures and a make-your-own Smoothie Bar.