Chef Michael's Kitchen
Chef Michael is going back to basics with a twist! Step inside his kitchen where he will share his favorite home-style recipes, ingredients and cooking techniques, while teaching the viewer how to stir in their own personality.
S01:E01 - Pan Rushed Salmon and Salad
Discover a new way to bring salmon to your table with Pan Rushed Salmon with Three Tomatoes and Pan Rushed Salmon with Bacon Clam Chowder. Learn a new twist on classic house salads; Salad 101 and Harvest Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette.
S01:E02 - Steamed Mussel and Risotto
You will never steam mussels the same way again when you taste Aromatic Steamed Musselsand Tomato Mussels with Penne. Learn how simple risotto is to cook with Risotto with Classic Italian Flavours; Italian Bacon and Blue Cheese Risotto and Risotto Cakes.
S01:E03 - Lobster and Vegetarian Chili
Nothing beats the taste of lobster cooked in seawater. Learn how to make your own Seawater Lobster, and how that lobster can quickly become a sumptuous Lobster Corn Chowder. See how a Vegetarian Chili becomes a Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie with Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potato, and you’ll never miss the meat!
S01:E04 - Shrimp Scampi and Rice
Sautéing the world’s most popular fish is a quick and easy way to get it on your table with a lot of flavor; Brown Butter Shrimp Scampi and Bacon Scampi with Penne and Mustard. Learn how to make a classic French version of baked rice with aromatic herbs; Classic Rice Pilaf and then discover the endless ways to twist it; Golden Rice Pilaf, Apple Pie Brown Rice and Tuna Shrimp Rice Wraps.
S01:E05 - Shrimp Cocktail and Caesar
See how to poach shrimp for maximum flavor and create your own signature cocktail sauce with Shrimp Cocktail and Saffron Shrimp Shots. The classic Caesar’s Salad is updated to a potential new classic, Caesar’s Empire Salad.
S01:E06 - Pan Rushed Chicken and Cauliflower
Discover two one-pot chicken dishes that you will cook again and again with Pan Rushed Chicken with Apples, Onions and Sage and San Marzano Chicken with Pasta, Oregano and Basil. Learn how simple and delicious cauliflower can be with Golden Aloo Gobi and Roasted Sweet Potato Aloo Gobi, and for your sweeter side, Spiced Brittle.
S01:E07 - French Onion Soup and Asparagus
A little patience and a lot of onions go a long way in French Onion Soup and French Onion Chicken Stew. Discover the basics of cooking asparagus and making a luxurious sauce with Asparagus Hollandaise and see how simple Hollandaise Sauce is to twist with Hollandaise Sauce with Variations and Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Benedict.
S01:E08 - Roast Chicken and Mashed Potatoes
Bringing is the best way to add flavor and succulence to your Roast Chicken and Cider Brined Chicken. See how to add flavor to the ordinary potato with Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Potato Martini and Extravagant Potato with Crispy Potato Collar.
S01:E09 - Chicken Wings and Bread Pudding
Chicken wings are deliciously addicting and infinitely versatile with Roast Chicken Wings, Fish Wings and Classic Buffalo Wings. Discover how the traditional and easy dessert, Brown Sugar Bread Pudding, is easy to twist into a Five Chocolate Bread Pudding.
S01:E10 - Braised Chicken Thighs and Legumes
Bring Mediterranean and Caribbean flavours to your table with Pan Braised Moroccan Chicken Thighs and Caribbean Braised Chicken Thighs. Stir legumes into your cooking with Pig and Pea Soup and Red Lentil Dhal.
S01:E11 - Pork Shoulder and Frittata
From Southwestern Pork Stew to Mediterranean Pork Stew to Pulled Pork Sandwich & Spicy Coleslaw, braising an inexpensive pork shoulder is one of the easiest ways to bring flavor and tenderness to your table. See how Broccoli Frittata and Smoked Salmon Frittata are great ways to provide variety to your next brunch gathering.
S01:E12 - Roast Pork Tenderloin and Fennel
Learn how versatile bacon is with Bacon Roast Pork Tenderloin, Bacon Whiskey Jam and Mustard Bacon Strips. Find out why fennel is Chef Michael’s all time favorite vegetable with Orange Curry Fennel Soup, Orange Curry Roast Fennel and Raw Fennel Salad with Orange Curry Dressing.
S01:E13 - Ribs and Brownies
You won’t need your BBQ for these succulent ribs; Slow Baked Honey Mustard Ribs, Slow Baked Chili Rubbed Ribs and Fishy Ribs with Asian Slaw. See how to bake addictively delicious Mocha Brownies and Peanut Butter Brownies.
S01:E14 - Steak and Pancakes
What goes better with Butter Steak than Horseradish Butter? See how the sous-vide method cooks the perfect Backwards Steak and Perfect Peppers. Country Pancakes are an essential recipe in every kitchen and can easily be twisted to Decadent Pancakes
S01:E15 - Ancho Chili and Fruit Crisp
Chef Michael looks to the flavours of Mexico and Hungary for inspiration for Ancho Chili; Ancho Chili Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Hungarian Goulash with Spätzle. Crisp desserts such as Apple Oatmeal Crisp and Tropical Fruit Crisp are an easy way to add dessert to your menu.
S01:E16 - Beef Shanks and Fruit Salad
Braising is the best way to transform inexpensive cuts of meat into Zinfandel Braised Beef Shanks and Pasta with Tomato Braised Beef Shanks. Chef Michael has fun with Fruit Salad as he shows different ways to enjoy a variety of fruit.
S01:E17 - Pot Roast and Popcorn
Discover how to make a classic Beef and Potatoes Pot Roast and then twist it into a Street Beef Salad with Asian Flavours. Check out these fun, easy ways to personalize your Brown Butter Popcorn and then dress it up with Caramel Popcorn.
S01:E18 - Filet Mignon and Butter Tarts
Discover how to get maximum flavor from beef tenderloin with Filet Mignon with Creamy Red Wine Sauce, Bacon Cheddar Crusted Beef Tenderloin and Cheese Crusted Beef Tenderloin. Learn how classic Brown Butter Tarts can twist to become Pumpkin Pie Butter Tarts.
S01:E19 - Lamb Shanks and Heritage Bread
Unlock the rich texture of lamb shanks with Braised Lamb Shanks and Curried Lamb Shanks with Pan Roast Chickpeas with Mint. Then, patience is rewarded with mouthwatering Heritage Bread.
S01:E20 - Cooking With Allergies: Lasagna, Muffins & Cookies
Chef Michael shows how to take an extravagant Lasagna di Carnevale and make it into gluten free Spinach Lasagna. Common allergens are the inspiration for these Sunshine Muffins and 100% Allergen Free Chocolate Chip Cookies.