If you tuned in to the premiere of Family Style with Chef Jeff, you’re probably already hooked on the tasty poached black drum fish and the other farm-to-table side dishes that the beloved host, chef Jeff Henderson, created. And if you missed the premiere, here's a recap (with clips, too) of everything that happened.
Tune in to Family Style with Chef Jeff Mondays at 9PM! Here's where to watch.
The Premiere Kicks Off With a Fishing Trip in the Bayou
Chef Jeff heads out into the alligator-infested waters of Louisiana's bayou, where he’s in a competition with hungry gators to catch a black drum fish for dinner. Enlisting the help of Captain Randall, the chef temporarily trades his pots and pans for fishing hooks and a reel.
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After a few unsuccessful nibbles (including one exciting moment where an alligator steals the fish right off the line!) ,Chef Jeff hooks a big black drum.
Just take a look at the size of that fish in the clip below!
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The Kitchen Heats Up...
Once back from fishing, Chef Jeff and his young sous chef Garrett immediately get to work on prepping a side dish for their catch: roasted beets. After giving the beets a good rinse and seasoning them with olive oil and salt, the duo wrap the beets in aluminum foil and oven-roast them.
While the beets are roasting, Garrett and Chef Jeff make an aromatic saffron rice to serve with the fish. Then, finally, the main event: Chef Jeff guides Garrett through the poaching of the black drum in a liquid flavored with peppercorns and clam juice and preserved lemons.
Take a look at the mouth-watering clip below!
Every step of the way, Chef Jeff walks Garrett and the audience through the proper techniques; from scoring the fish to breaking down the swiss chard, the meal comes together beautifully.
Finally, the Feast!
With the help of his young assistant, Chef Jeff sets a tasty spread the whole family can enjoy, featuring locally sourced poached seafood over saffron rice, rainbow swiss chard sauteed with garlic, and a roasted beet and herbed goat cheese salad. Now that’s a delectable and healthy meal that’ll turn anyone into a full blown foodie.
Tune in next week for more! Here's where to watch.
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