Daily Dinners with Michael

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Season 3, Episode 1

Chicken and Waffles Gone Greek

Inspired by his heritage, Michael Symon combines traditional Greek dishes with backyard American grilling. Utilizing the earthy flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean, Michael makes Sesame Roasted Chicken Thighs by marinating the chicken in a sesame seed sauce to add crunch before finishing on the grill. While he whips up some traditional Baba Ganoush, his wife, Liz, joins him to make Feta Waffle Chips, elevating tangy feta by transforming it into crispy waffle fries.

Wednesday
Jul 27
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 11

BBQ Burger Meltdown

Michael Symon can't help but make burgers when he fires up his grill! He shares a lesson in Meat 101, including the fat content of the perfect juicy burger, as he makes Beef and Chorizo Stuffed Burgers. He adds a side of Cast Iron-Charred Broccoli Salad with creamy dressing to contrast the char, and his wife, Lizzie, stirs up Peach Sangria.

Wednesday
Jul 27
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 14

You Say Tomato, I Say Delicious

The debate over whether a tomato is a fruit or vegetable doesn't take away from its tremendous flavor, so Michael Symon is making a whole meal with tomatoes at the center. He starts with meaty Stuffed Tomatoes on the grill and also makes a delicate Tomato Tart Tatin with sweet caramelized onions that's equally delicious served hot or cold.

Saturday
Jul 30
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 12

Parm and Polenta Cake Make Everything Better

Michael Symon is determined to make his friend Olivia love eggplant Parmesan, and the only way to do it is to reinvent it the Symon way. He makes his Grilled Eggplant Parmesan outdoors on the grill, topping fresh eggplant slices with garden tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and salty Parmesan. He also whips up a classic accompaniment with salami and provolone, Antipasti Salad with Campfire Dressing. For dessert, Michael's wife, Liz, helps out by making a simple, seasonal Cherry Polenta Cake with Michael's favorite Michigan cherries.

Saturday
Jul 30
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 14

Ranching Out with Ribs and Corn

One of the few things Michael Symon often doesn't like is ranch dressing, so he challenges himself to rethink the flavors as a rub and transforms his standard coal grill into a smoker for tender and juicy Ranch-Rubbed Pork Ribs. Thrilled with the rub, he also uses it in Baked Sweet Potatoes with Charred Onion Ranch Dip. Michael's wife, Liz, makes Grilled Corn with Ranchovy Butter, featuring the rub yet again.

Wednesday
Aug 3
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 14

You Say Tomato, I Say Delicious

The debate over whether a tomato is a fruit or vegetable doesn't take away from its tremendous flavor, so Michael Symon is making a whole meal with tomatoes at the center. He starts with meaty Stuffed Tomatoes on the grill and also makes a delicate Tomato Tart Tatin with sweet caramelized onions that's equally delicious served hot or cold.

Wednesday
Aug 3
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Classic Cleveland "City Chicken"

"City Chicken" may hail from the Depression era, but this meal is anything but dreary. Michael Symon takes the now Midwestern classic and revives it as Cast Iron Pork Tenderloin. He adds asparagus to grilled, breaded pork and pairs the nutty flavors with a tangy dressing, adding horseradish to resurrect the dish and give it a new lease of life. Last but not least, Michael's wife, Lizzie, joins him to make foolproof Mason Jar Strawberry Ice Cream.

Friday
Aug 5
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 11

Family-Style Fish Fry

Flame on! Michael Symon's outdoor, family-friendly meal starts with a Fish Fry with Lime Aioli, where he fries fresh fluke in a pot over coals on the grill. It's not a fish fry without taters, so he uses the grill again to make crispy, creamy Smashed Potatoes. Michael's wife, Liz, joins him to help balance out the meal with a Quick Pickled Zucchini Salad.

Friday
Aug 5
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Lizzie's Favorite Italian Feast

Italian food tastes like home, so Michael Symon and his wife, Lizzie, prepare an elegant Italian feast. They pair Lizzie's tender and delicious Chicken Cutlets with Michael's Spaghetti with Pesto Tomato Sauce, a classical tomato sauce with a tangy twist. They top off the day with Lizzie's refreshing, fruity C and C Slushy.

Saturday
Aug 6
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 10

Greek Like Me

Michael Symon goes all in on comfort food as he makes some of his mother's classic Greek dishes. From Mom's Chicken to Lemon Potatoes with a side of Greek Greens -- a tasty dish of kale, collard greens and Swiss chard in a light sauce -- Michael puts a twist on one of his all-time favorite meals. His wife, Liz, joins in with an inspired "Ouzo-tini" cocktail that complements the spread.

Saturday
Aug 6
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Brunch Spread

It's time for brunch in Michael Symon's backyard! He makes Homemade Bagels with poppy seeds and sesame seeds, and his wife, Liz, whips up Homemade Cream Cheese to go with them. Michael also makes Planked Everything Bagel-Spiced Salmon, placing the wood plank right on the grill, for an unforgettable brunch.

Wednesday
Aug 10
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 2

Lizzie's Favorite Italian Feast

Italian food tastes like home, so Michael Symon and his wife, Lizzie, prepare an elegant Italian feast. They pair Lizzie's tender and delicious Chicken Cutlets with Michael's Spaghetti with Pesto Tomato Sauce, a classical tomato sauce with a tangy twist. They top off the day with Lizzie's refreshing, fruity C and C Slushy.

Wednesday
Aug 10
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 9

Grilling All Grown Up

Michael Symon gets nostalgic, and with a few extra ingredients and some simple steps, he makes childhood favorites worthy of any dinner party. Starting with mac and cheese, he adds wine and a selection of mushrooms to transform the dish into a creamy Marsala and Mushroom Pasta Bake. Making toast is a basic skill for young cooks, but Michael pumps it up with his Rosemary Bruschetta, and his wife, Lizzie, makes Boozy Frozen Cream Bars.

Friday
Aug 12
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 9

Meats and Sweets Feel the Heat

Only Michael Symon would think to make Moussaka on the Grill, taking the Mediterranean casserole layered with meat, veggies and cheese sauce outside to show just how simple the cooking technique can be. His wife, Liz, joins him to create a light, complimentary side dish of Grilled and Steamed Artichokes. They keep the grill firing for a sweet dessert of Red Wine Poached Fruit and creamy vanilla bean ice cream.

Friday
Aug 12
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 10

Family-Friendly Sunday Supper

Michael Symon whips up a flavor-packed Italian dinner inspired by his college dorm days. It's simple with a touch of sophistication, starting with his One-Pan Pasta with a hint of seafood and a loaf of rustic Roasted Garlic Bread. Michael's wife, Lizzie, joins him to make Arugula and Fresh Mozzarella Salad, and they pour some red wine for a quick, satisfying and restaurant-worthy meal.

Saturday
Aug 13
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 13

Memories to Grill For

Food is often the center of good times -- or for Michael Symon, the best times. He makes Grilled Swordfish with Salsa Fresca, reminding him of his last meal with his parents before he headed off for college, and his Spicy Cucumber Salad is just like his grandfather Pap made throughout Michael's childhood. For dessert, Michael's wife, Lizzie, joins him to make Ricotta Cornmeal Pound Cake, taking them back to the restaurant where they first met and worked together. It's a meal with all the makings of good memories.

Saturday
Aug 13
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Summer Vibes

Nothing screams summer party weekend like BBQ Shrimp, Michael Symon-style. Michael creates his delicious shrimp dish on the grill along with a side of Creamed Corn with Lime and tangy Tomatillo Sauce. His wife, Liz, joins in the fun by whipping up her Summer Vibes cocktail.

Wednesday
Aug 17
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 10

Family-Friendly Sunday Supper

Michael Symon whips up a flavor-packed Italian dinner inspired by his college dorm days. It's simple with a touch of sophistication, starting with his One-Pan Pasta with a hint of seafood and a loaf of rustic Roasted Garlic Bread. Michael's wife, Lizzie, joins him to make Arugula and Fresh Mozzarella Salad, and they pour some red wine for a quick, satisfying and restaurant-worthy meal.

Wednesday
Aug 17
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

Anything Butt Bland

Between the anticipation and the flavor, slow-cooked pork is phenomenal. Michael Symon takes the time to make a Slow-Cooked Pork Butt Steak, and while that's on the grill, he works on Roasted Cauliflower. No epic dinner would be complete without dessert, so Michael's wife, Lizzie, pulls out all the stops to create an All-American Crepe Cake with layers of strawberry, blueberry and lemon.

Friday
Aug 19
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 13

Clambake on the Grill

Michael Symon makes a summertime seafood meal that's all about the prep and then letting the foil and grill do the work. He starts with foil packets of Clams with Sausage and Peppers, which steam to perfection over coals. His wife, Liz, helps him use the same technique for a dessert of Peaches with Mascarpone and Honey, and she concocts a refreshing, summertime beverage to bring it all together, Rose Sangria.

Friday
Aug 19
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Comfort Classics and Fruity Cocktails

Proving you can make any dish outside on a grill, Michael Symon prepares a rich Mac and Cheese loaded with Smoked Ham with Cream Cheese, Gouda and Pecorino. Plus, even desserts can come together over live fire, so Michael creates a Grilled Apple Crisp while his wife, Liz, joins him to concoct a Vodka Punch, her favorite summertime cocktail.

Saturday
Aug 20
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Mama Mia, What a Meatball!

Inspired by his mom's cooking, Michael Symon masters Chicken Parmesan Meatballs on the grill. As one cheese is never enough, Michael adds smooth ricotta to the meat and makes a quick and easy Sweet Red Sauce while his wife, Liz, joins him to cook Soft Polenta over their fire pit. Then, Liz whips up a simple Vinegar and Cream Dressing to accompany Michael's mom's favorite garden salad before they relax in the sunshine together, enjoying every tasty bite.

Wednesday
Aug 24
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 8

Breakfast on the Grill

Breakfast on the grill? Michael Symon shows how easy it is as he creates his decadent Eggs in Heaven, with perfectly cooked eggs in a creamy cheese sauce. He adds some Savory Herb and Parmesan Rolls, and his wife, Liz, stirs up her tasty BBC cocktails for a great way to start any day.

Wednesday
Aug 24
8:30am | 7:30c

Most Popular Recipes

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Soft Polenta

Smoked and Steamed Artichokes

Grilled Eggplant and Fresh Mozzarella Salad

Summer Vibes Cocktail

One-Pot Pasta

Grilled Swordfish with Salsa Fresca

Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes

Sticky Ribs

Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Fried New Potatoes

Frozen Old Fashioned

Baltimore Style Grilled Corn

Greek Donuts with Honey

Grilled Halloumi and Watermelon Kebobs

Roasted Cauliflower

Banana Espresso Pudding

City Chicken

Clams with Sausage and Peppers over Rice Pilaf

Vodka Punch

Homemade Cream Cheese

Charred Greens with Citrus Vinaigrette

Grilled White Pizza

Grilled Potato Salad

Apple Gin Fizz

Ouzo Spritz with Pickled Watermelon Rind

Lemon Upside-Down Cake

Bananas Foster

About the show

Sun's out, grills out! Michael Symon soaks up the summertime weather and fires up his grill to encourage everyone to get cooking out with his delicious, easy and crowd-pleasing outdoor dinners. From sticky ribs to meatball parm, and delicious desserts like bananas Foster, Michael shares his grilling tips and tricks to make every meal flamingly delicious. Self-shot from his New York backyard, cook along with Michael as he works live fire to show how simple and fun it is to make amazing dishes on the outdoor grill.

Michael Symon

Chef Michael Symon cooks with soul. Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his four restaurants in America’s heartland: Lola, Lolita, Roast and B Spot. He also shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an Iron Chef on the Food Network.

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