Culinary secrets from the famous Gordon Ramsey
In our category, Gourmet, we started publishing recipes of the most famous chefs in the world. In this issue, you are treated to fabulous cooking secrets from the famous Gordon Ramsay. His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars. His signature restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, is located in London and has three Michelin stars. Gordon is the popular host of the British TV shows: The F-Word, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen, as well as their American television twins.
20 g butter, 200 g of finely chopped mushrooms, 2 slices of tomato, 4 eggs, 75 g grated cheese (preferably cheddar cheese) and a small bunch of parsley.
• Pre-heat grill.
• Put the butter in a heated pan and place it on a small element.
• Fry the mushrooms with the tomatoes. Leave them on the stove for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, until they become soft.
• Put them in a bowl and set aside.
• In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a mixer, while adding 1 tablespoon of water.
• Put in mushrooms and tomatoes and add the grated cheese. Gently stir the mixture.
• Over medium heat, heat the butter, put back the egg mixture with mushrooms and tomatoes and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the eggs become golden.
• Put the pan under a preheated grill for 3-4 minutes to brown the top of the frittata. Cut the dish into slices and serve with a green salad.
Steak “Diane” with creamy mushroom sauce
Ingredients: 4 beef steaks (about 200 g), 3 onions, shallots, 100 g of mushrooms, 15 g of butter, 1 clove of garlic, a little Yorkshire sauce (you can substitute light mayonnaise), a teaspoon of Dijon mustard, 75 ml brandy, 225 ml low-fat cream, some parsley, olive oil and salt & pepper to taste.
• For the steaks, tenderise them on both sides and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. In a pan that can hold 4 steaks, add olive oil and heat it.
• Quickly fry the steaks on both sides, no more than 1 minute or just until they change colour. Remove them from the pan and give them a “rest”.
• To prepare the steak sauce, in the same pan, fry the chopped shallots.
• Once the onions change colour, add chopped mushrooms with a small amount of butter.
• Finely chop the garlic and add it to the sauce.
• When all of the ingredients are almost ready, put in the Yorkshire sauce.
• To the sauce, add brandy or cognac and ignite. Remove from the stove. The fire should quickly go out.
Be careful! It is a small fire show from Gordon Ramsay that requires accuracy in execution.
• As soon as the fire is extinguished, put the steaks into the pan, then add the Dijon mustard and cream. You can add a little butter to encourage the steaks to ‘make friends’ with the sauce.
• Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Wait a bit after they are removed for the meat to rest and be ready to eat and enjoy. Serve with potatoes, garnished with parsley.
Zesty orange cake
Dough: 125 g flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, a little salt, 2 tablespoons sugar, 50 g butter, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence, 110 ml milk and the zest of one orange.
Filling: 4 large sweet apples, 50 g butter, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 15 g of chopped almonds.
• Preheat the oven at 180 degrees.
• For the dough, mix the flour in a large bowl with baking powder, salt and sugar.
• Add the soft butter and knead with your hands until the dough is smooth.
• In a separate bowl, beat the egg with a mixer and add the vanilla and milk. Add the orange zest and gently stir.
• Wash, peel and cut the apple into thin slices. Put them into a pan with melted butter. Fry slightly, adding the honey and a little cinnamon. Fry them a little so that the apples become caramelized.
• Spread the apples in a small baking dish. Pour the dough, sprinkle with almonds and place into a preheated oven. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the cake is brown. Check it with a wooden stick or toothpick to ensure that it is done.
Gordon Ramsay advises to serve this cake with vanilla ice cream.