Inspired by “Hell’s Kitchen”, where Chef Ramsey asks each contestant to prepare their signature dish, then screams that they have too much pepper.
So suppose you’re a contestant…what signature dish would you prepare, and why? My recommendation, stay away from the scallops!
I’d probably take a twist and prepare my chocolate-almond cheesecake rather than an entree. It is my signature dish, after all. Famous wafers, ground almonds, and butter for the crust, cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, vanilla, amaretto, cocao powder and eggs for the filling. Top with toasted almonds.
If I was going to prepare an entree it would probably be garlic-clove grilled pork chops, with carmellized onion and mushroom tarts in puff pastry.
Remember, you really should serve your signature dish, rather than pull something esoteric out of your ass. If it’s something you’ve made dozens of times you can whip it out under pressure and not screw up. And it’s something you genuinely like.