Chef Sammuelsson recently visited Macy’s at Lenox Square here in Atlanta. He came as part of Macy’s Culinary Council Tour. Macy’s Culinary Council team of distinguished chefs serves to inspire the way Macy’s customers shop, cook and eat at home. The chefs are both ambassadors and instructors, providing expert culinary advice and leading cooking demonstrations at Macy’s stores, with the aim of teaching customers how to cook and shop like a master chef.
Chef Sammuelsson chose to give us tips on how to prepare delicious Super Bowl small plates. Since Super Bowl was in New Orleans he was inspired to create two Seafood dishes. He first prepared Crab Cakes with Chipotle Mayo and Citrus Salad then moved on to making a simple Shrimp and Dirty Rice dish.
My absolute favorite was the Crab Cake w/ Chipotle Mayo and Citrus Salad, I will share the recipe below.
3 Yukon Gold potatoes (peeled and cut into quarters)
2 Cloves of Garlic (chopped)
2 teaspoons of Cilantro (chopped)
2 teaspoons of Mint (chopped)
1 teaspoon each (Salt, Pepper, Mild Chili Powder)
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
1 pound Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
1 tablespoon cornstarch
½ cup bread crumbs
3-4 teaspoons olive oil
Bring Potatoes to a boil in water. Add the garlic and let simmer for 15 minutes. Strain the liquid and mash with a fork. Let cool down.
Mix the chili powder, salt, cilantro, and mint in a bowl. Add in dry mustard, pepper, mayonnaise, mashed potatoes and crab meat and toss quickly. Make crab cakes 2 inches round and 1 inch thick.
Mix Cornstarch an bread crumbs an lightly dredge each crab cake in mixture. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan an cook crabcakes on each side.
2 tablespoons Almonds (chopped)
2 cloves Garlic (chopped)
2 Chipotle peppers (chopped)
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mix all together to top on Crabcakes
I didn’t include recipe for Citrus Salad as it is just the garnish, you can garnish anyway you like (Chef Sammuelsson used peeled Ruby Red Grapfruit and Greens with a Citrus Vinaigrette)
Chef Sammuelsson was so personable when cooking and really kept the audience engaged. He also took time to answer specific questions the audience had pertaining to what he was preparing or any other cooking questions members of the audience had. I really enjoyed myself and feel like I scored some good tips that I can use when cooking at home.
Dont miss out, visit Macy’s Culinary Council’s event page to see what chef may be coming to a Macy’s near you.
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