Easy-To-Make Clam Chowder

Filed under: Recipes - 16 Oct 2012  | Spread the word !

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Clam chowder is one of the most delicious chowders, mainly because it has in it clams and broth. Diced potatoes are also very common ingredients too, like celery. With such tasty things in it, no wonder the clam chowder is so appreciated. Even if the basic recipe comes from New England, United States of America, Emeril Lagasse personalized it in order to make it even more appealing. You can read the recipe bellow and then watch the video to see how easy it is to make. You will find it wonderful and once you will cook it, you will surely want to repeat it or to try new Emeril Lagasse recipes.


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Here are the ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb of diced bacon;
  • 1 cup of chopped leek;
  • 1 cup of chopped yellow onion;
  • 1/2 cup of chopped celery;
  • 1 peeled and diced carrot;
  • 3 baby leaves;
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme;
  • 1/2 cup of flour;
  • 1 lb. peeled and diced white potato;
  • 4 cups of clam juice;
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream;
  • 2 lbs of shucked and chopped littleneck clams;
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley;
  • salt;
  • pepper.

And here are the steps you need to follow to obtain the delicious clam chowder Emeril Lagasse makes:

  • cook the bacon until it becomes crisp in a heavy stock-pot;
  • add and stir the leeks, onion, celery and carrot and saute them until they wilt;
  • add salt and peeper;
  • add the leaves and the thyme;
  • stir in the floor and let the mix cook for 2 minutes;
  • add the potatoes and the clam juice;
  • boil it and then simmer it until the potatoes become tender;
  • add the cream and simmer again;
  • add the clams and let it simmer for 2 minutes;
  • add the parsley and stir it in;
  • add salt and pepper.

To make sure you know exactly what is there to do, watch Emeril Lagasse cooking clam chowder in the video bellow.

After you finished the clam chowder, taste it to make sure it has all it needs and add salt and pepper if you consider it should have more. Serve it in some pretty bowls and enjoy your meal. And if you like it, buy the book of Emeril Lagasse and try other recipes too.

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Emeril Lagasse’s Perfect Cocktail Recipes

Filed under: Recipes - 27 Sep 2012  | Spread the word !

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Emeril Lagasse is one of the most famous chefs in the world. Aside from the very delicious meals that he cooks and creates, he also recommends cocktails, most of them being created by specialized mixologists. These drinks can be very important, especially if you are considering throwing a party in your own home and offering your guests something special.

Here are some of the most delicious recipes for Emeril Lagasse’s perfect cocktail recipes:

1. Chocolate Negroni - mix ice, creme de cacao, gin, Campari, bitters and vermouth in a shaker. Add an orange slice and ice cubes.


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2. Classic Manhattan - mix ice, bitters, vermouth and whiskey. Add three cherries on a toothpick for style.


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3. French 75 - mix ice, simple syrup, lemon juice and gin. Add a splash of Absinthe and a bit of Champagne at the end.


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4. The Eclipse - mix ice, Aperol (Italian aperitif), tequila, Cherry Heering (Danish liqueur) and lemon juice. Add a splash of mescal.

5. Pineapple Julep Punch - mix Champagne, raspberry syrup, orange juice, gin and Maraschino liqueur. Add raspberries and slices of citruses and pineapple.


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Choose the cocktail that you most like, or all of them, and start mixing it for the party you will be throwing!

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Vegetarian Chilli Recipe

Filed under: Uncategorized - 28 Aug 2012  | Spread the word !

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Emeril Lagasse is one of the most famous American chefs, restaurateur, television personality and cookbook author. A regional James Beard Award winner, he is perhaps most notable for his Food Network shows Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril as well as catchphrases such as “Kick it up a notch!” One of his most famous recipes for Veggie eaters is the Vegetarian Chilli. It only takes you 55 minutes: 25 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook, and it can yield from 6 to 8 servings. Here is how it’s made.


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 1 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2  to 3 serrano peppers, stemmed, seeded and minced, depending upon taste
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into small dice
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 1/2 pounds portobello mushrooms, wiped clean and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon groun cumin
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 4 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cups cooled black beans
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • cooked brown rice
  • sour cream or plain yoghurt
  • dices avocado, essence, chopped green onions for garnishing

Instructions

In a very large, heavy pot, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the onions, bell peppers, garlic and serrano peppers, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the zucchini, corn and mushrooms, and cook, stirring, until soft, and the vegetables give off their liquid and start to brown around the edges for about 6 minutes. Add the chilli powder, cumin, salt and cayenne, and cook, stirring until fragrant, for about 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and stir well. Add the beans, tomato sauce, and vegetable stock, stir well, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, stirring from time to time for 20 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro. Adjust the seasoning, to taste.

To serve, place 1/4 cup of brown rice in the bottom of each bowl. Ladle the chilli into the bowls over the rice. Top each serving with a dollop of sour cream and spoonful of avocado. At the end, sprinkle with essence and green onions and serve.

Bon Appetite! It’s delicious, easy to make and with little calories and carbohydrates.

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The Best Emeril Lagasse Chicken Recipe

Filed under: Career - 19 Jul 2012  | Spread the word !

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Emeril Lagasse is without a doubt one ofthe most famous cooks in the world. The American celebrity chef and television personalty is well known for his work at the Food Network, where he released famous shows such as Emeril Live and The Essence of Emeril. During his television shows, but also in his books, Emeril Lagasse has presented numerous recipes, helping people learn how to cook fast and really delicious food.

Here you will find one the most popular Emeril Lagasse recipes released until now. Naturally, there are numerous other great recipes anyone can try at home.

The Southern Fried Chicken recipe is a very simple one. Actually, the entire preparation time will not be longer than 32 minutes. Like most types of Emeril Lagasse recipes, this dish is easy to cook and really delicious.


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You will need the following ingredients

  • Oil, salt and black, as well as cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large fryer
  • 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • Essence

Preparation

  1. Add salt and cayenne to the chicken.
  2. Mix the eggs with the 2 tablespoons of milk.
  3. Add to this mixture 3 cups of flour and essence.
  4. Place the chicken into this flour, coating it. Then, lay the chicken into the hot oil.
  5. Fry the chicken for about 6 minutes
  6. Turn it over and continue cooking it for 6 more minutes. When cooked perfectly, it will turn golden brown.
  7. After removing the chicken from the oil, you can drain it on a paper-lined plate.
  8. Season the fried chicken with Essence.
  9. Leave only about 1/2 cup oil in the pan where you cooked so far and do not remove the chicken debris. Place 1/2 cup flour in and cook it for about 3 to 4 minutes. Then, add the rest of the milk, pepper and salt.
  10. Cook the mixture for about 6 to 8 minutes and you will obtain a delicious gravy. If the gravy is too thick, you can add some water or more milk.


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The chicken should be served with the gravy and mashed potatoes. The Essence is without a doubt one of the most important ingredients of this recipe.

The Essence is easily made by combining the following ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons paprika, salt and garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, dried leaf oregano and dried thyme. 

This is a delicious recipe and also a simple to prepare one. This recipe was first presented by Emeril Lagasse in 1993. The steps you found here are only the main ones you will have to follow in the preparation of this recipe. For more details you should check this Emeril Lagasse recipe here.

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Big Boy Pizza

Filed under: Recipes For Kids - 28 Jun 2012  | Spread the word !

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Emeril Lagasse is one of the most famous chefs right now. He managed to build an empire thanks to his great work and he is very dedicated to what he likes to do. This is why he not only cooks and offers fans restaurants in which they can try his food, but he also offers some of the recipes he proudly cooks. When it comes about kids, his recipes are great, probably because he also has kids and knows how to deal with them, at least when it comes about what they eat. This pizza recipe is one of the best of Lagasse and is appropriate for kids. It is called Big Boy Pizza. For it, you need to make a basic pizza dough in the first place. You need a package of active dry yeast, one cup of warm water, 3 cups of regular flour and a little extra for kneading, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 1 and a half teaspoon of salt. In the beginning, you will need a large mixing bowl to place the yeast. Add the water and stir with a wood spoon until the yeast is dissolved.

When bubbles will appear at the surface, you will know that it is ready.  Add the flour, one teaspoon of the oil and all the salt and stir well. When the dough comes together, you need to take it out of the bowl and knead it on the table until it will be elastic. This will take you about 5 minutes. Take a clean bowl and grease it with a spoon of oil. Put the dough in the bowl and cover it. Let it in a warm place and let it grow for about 2 hourse.

Preheat the oven and split the dough in two sheets. Use the remaining oil and grease them both. Take one at a time and push them out with the fingertips. You will have two pizzas from which you could make what pizza you like best. Our suggestion is to try Margherita, which is the basic pizza, with tomato sauce, basil and cheese or Quatro Formaggi, which is made with four different kind of cheeses. Simply choose what you child likes best and bake it for him. This recipe of Emeril Lagasse is very simple and at the same time it is delicious.

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Personal Life Of Emeril Lagasse

Filed under: Personal Life - 10 Jun 2012  | Spread the word !

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Emeril Lagasse, on his complete name Emeril John Lagasse is an American chef. He is known to public as a TV personality and a cookbook author, too, but Lagasse is also a restaurateur. The most ofter heard phrases of the chef are “Bam!” and “Kick it up a notch!”. He has shows on Food Network: Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril. In time, he created a true empire around the art of cooking. Although many are not aware of this, his passion for food transformed Lagasse in a millionaire. His empire, consisting of restaurants, products and media generates revenue of more than 150 million dollars each year. Thanks to his skills, he also won a regional James Beard Award, that is considered to be the Oscar of foods. Gaining this raised his reputation and placed him in the category of the best professionals in the food domain in the United States of America. His cooking style is based on the Cajun, French, Creole and Portuguese cuisines.

Lagasse has Canadian and Portuguese descent. His father, John, is from Quebec, while his mother, Hilda, has her roots in a small city of Portugal. He was born in 1959, on October 15, in Fall River, Massachusetts. As a teenager, Lagasse discovered he is a passionate cook and enrolled in a culinary school. He followed the classes of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, while exercising his skills in a Portuguese bakery in his hometown. He was also a talented young percussionist. As a musician, he received a scholarship at the New England Conservatory of Music. He eventually refused it, as he was dreaming since then to become a chef, so he enrolled at Johnson & Wales University. While he was in college, he worked in a restaurant called Venus de Milo.

His salary in the restaurant helped him pay his school. In Venus de Milo he also had the chance to meet Elizabeth Kief, the woman that became his first wife. In 1978, he graduated and thanks to his great talent, he received an honorary doctorate. He and Elizabeth had Jessica and Jillian, but divorced soon after the birth of their second daughter. He remarried Tari Hohn, a fashion designer in 1989, but 1996 brought him a new divorce. In 2000, Emeril Lagasse married real estate broker Alden Lovelace. They have two kids together: Emeril John Lagasse IV and Meril Lovelace Lagasse.

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Emeril Lagasse – Television Work

Filed under: Uncategorized - 09 May 2012  | Spread the word !

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Emeril Lagasse is well known as an American celebrity chef, but also as a television personality and a book author. Emeril Lagasse was born in October 1959 in Massachusetts, United States. He first became famous as the executive chef of Commander’s Palace. Only in the 1990s, Emeril Lagasse opened his first restaurant. As he developed a successful career as a chef and achieved recognition all around America thanks to his impressive talent, Emeril Lagasse also became a well known television personality.

Emeril Lagasse made his television debut along with the show Great Chefs. In no less than 10 episodes of the show, Emeril Lagasse could be watched by people from all around the United States, but not only. Soon, Emeril Lagasse made numerous other appearances in various cooking shows, including programs on FoodTV. Due to his catching style and personal charm, Emeril Lagasse was soon granted the possibility to host his own show, the very successful Essence of Emeril. If you have never heard about the reason why the producers of this cooking program decided to name the show the Essence of Emeril, you should know that there is quite an interesting story behind it. The title is linked to a spice blend that Emeril Lagasse uses almost each time in his foods, to offer them an unique, increased flavor.

Although Essence of Emeril is the most successful television show hosted by the famous chef, you should know that it is not the only one. Throughout the years, Emeril Lagasse has been the host of various television productions, also making appearances in numerous others. His impressive success helped Emeril Lagasse be nominated no less than eight times for a Daytime Emmy Award. The chef also hosted popular show The Emeril Live Show, which aired until the end of 2007. He made appearances at Shop at Home Network, Home Shopping Network, but also on NBC. The jovial hosting style of Emeril Lagasse, but also his personal charisma and the unique way in which he presents his foods, have made the chef a worldwide known star. He has surely conquered the public from his first television appearance, having millions of fans all around the United States, but not only.

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Facts About Emeril Lagasse Career

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Emeril Lagasse is a popular American celebrity chef, who has managed to become well known all around the world as a television personality, but also book author. The star, has hosted various television shows throughout the years, his fame continuing to grow thanks to his charisma. Emeril Lagasse was born on October 15, 1959, in Fall River, Massachusetts. He became first known as the executive chef at the Commander’s Palace.

In the 1990s, Emeril Lagasse opened his own business. So, after leaving his job at the Commander’s, Emeril Lagasse decided to open a restaurant, the first one out of numerous eateries he currently owns in many locations within the United States. Many of his restaurants are now located in New Orleans. For instance, Emeril Lagasse opened Emeril’s Atlanta in 2003, but unfortunately, the chef decided to close the restaurant in 2008. Although people from all over the United States love to eat in Emeril Lagasse’s restaurants, the chef has become a well known, public figure starting with the moment when he initially appeared on television. Emeril Lagasse made his television debut in Great Chefs. Then, the star appeared in his own show, The Essence of Emeril. He taught people how to cook, but Emeril Lagasse always claimed that everyone should prepare meals that will reflect their personal tastes, based on the recipes he presented to the public.

Due to his great work and impressive achievements in this industry, but also the success and interest with which fans from all around the world watch them, Emeril Lagasse was nominated eight times for a Daytime Emmy Award. And the most important reason why fans love Emeril Lagasse so much is that the famous chef has a light and jovial style of presenting his show and his foods. Currently, Emeril Lagasse is hosting his own show, the Emeril Green, which airs on Discovery Channel’s Planet Green. Watching the show is a great idea, at least if you want to learn more about how to cook healthy meals for yourself and your family. A very important fact about Emeril Lagasse’s career that all fans should know is that until now the star has released an impressive number of books, more than 10 works, naturally about cooking.

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Emeril Lagasse Books

Filed under: Uncategorized - 13 Mar 2012  | Spread the word !

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Emeril Lagasse is a famous American chef, restaurant owner, television personality and cookbook writer. Throughout his career so far, Emeril Lagasse has constantly shown the world why he is one of the best chefs in the world and why he should be the inspiration for any person looking to cook something amazing. Starting with 1993, Emeril Lagasse started to spread his cooking wisdom through books. As a result, the cookbooks issued became best-sellers, as men and women around the world wanted to learn from the secrets of the famous chef. The publications brought him even more recognition and appreciation from people all over the world. The books released focus on a specific category dish or on a unifying element that can define the presented recipes. 

The first release from Emeril Lagasse was in 1993 and was called Emeril’s New New Orleans Cooking. In 1996, the focused moved to another location in the United States and to another type of meals, with the Louisiana Real and Rustic book. Emeril Lagasse also released books which focused on meals typical for a certain event or for an atmosphere. The following releases came out: Emeril’s Creole Christmas (1997), Emeril’s TV Dinners (1998) and Every Day’s a Party (1999). The following books had a variety of general subjects, from the restaurant menus to the grilled meals and so on. In 2002, Emeril Lagasse published Emeril’s There’s a Chef in My Soup!: Recipes for the Kid in Everyone, which brought the flavor of old-fashioned and fun cooking. The following year, the book From Emeril’s Kitchen: Favorite Recipes from Emeril’s Restaurants appeared. In 2004, Emeril Lagasse appealed to a specific category with Emeril’s Potluck: Comfort Food with a Kicked-Up Attitude. Emeril Lagasse returned to writing from the restaurant with the 2005 book Emeril’s Delmonico: A Restaurant with a Past. In 2009, he published two books on subjects which appealed to various categories of people: Emeril at the Grill: A Grilling Book for all Seasons and Emeril 20-40-60: Fresh Food Fast. The latest release proposed by Emeril Lagasse  focused on the emerging Eco foods, through the book Farm to Fork Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh.

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Emeril Lagasse – Celebrity American Chef

Filed under: Uncategorized - 08 Feb 2012  | Spread the word !

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There really is no way you have never heard about Emeril Lagasse. The celebrity chef has become quite a popular face nowadays and he managed to draw the attention of people from all around the world. Not only that Emeril Lagasse has managed to become a popular chef and that his recipes are appreciated on large scale, but Emeril Lagasse has also been able to inspire many people.

Emeril Lagasse was born in October, 1959, in Fall River, Massachusetts. The star has managed to extend his career to the entertainment industry, so we can surely say, without being afraid of mistaken, that Emeril Lagasse was able to create a name for himself also in television and film, but the star is well known at the same time as a book author. Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril actually are the most popular food television shows in the world and due to this amazing success, Emeril Lagasse has managed to create what is now well known under the name of “The Emeril Empire”. Emeril Lagasse owns an impressive number of brand restaurants and under his name numerous products have been released during the years. In fact, achieving fame and recognition seems to have always been something really easy for Emeril Lagasse. Since the very first show that the famous chef has launched, the Great Chefs, in which he made his debut, Emeril Lagasse showed an impressive talent.

Well, now you probably wonder why such a huge appreciation for Emeril Lagasse? Well, the popular chef has managed to create an impressive number of recipes, using new styles and a different approach. A great success for Emeril Lagasse was registered in 2006, when the star brought his contribution to the meal selection of the International Space Selection, a NASA project to improve the quality of foods offered to their astronauts. And now fans are also able to eat Emeril Lagasse’s foods in numerous of his restaurants, all over the United States. So, if you are living or are going to be in cities such as Las Vegas, Orlando, New Orleans or Charlotte, make sure to taste the delicious meals prepared after the recipes of the the famous chef.

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