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Special: Gordon Ramsay Cookalong Live.
« on: November 19, 2009, 06:56:51 PM »
Get your Shopping List to join Chef Ramsay in his Live One-Hour Special: Gordon Ramsay Cookalong Live.

Chef Gordon Ramsay invites you to cook along with him in during his Live One-Hour Special: Gordon Ramsay Cookalong Live, which airs Tuesday, Dec. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

During the live one-hour special, Chef Ramsay will guide America through step-by-step instructions on how to cook three mouth-watering courses for family and friends. Whether you love cooking, or never go near the kitchen, Chef Ramsay guarantees that you’ll be able to cook three delicious dishes in one hour if you just do what he says. The evening’s menu will feature an Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp, Chili Peppers and Tomatoes appetizer; Steak Diane with Sautιed Potatoes and Peas as the main course; and Quick Tiramisu for dessert.

Download and print the shopping list so you can prepare ahead of time.

Also the show is still casting until Novemer 20. They are looking for people who have a passion to cook and a passion to learn. Visit the FOX casting page for more information.

http://www.fox.com/blogs/futurefox/2009/11/18/cookalong-shopping-list/


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Re: Special: Gordon Ramsay Cookalong Live.
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 10:39:16 AM »
Here are the details:

GORDON RAMSAY: COOKALONG LIVE
Three-Course Meal Includes Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp, Steak Diane and Tiramisu
One-Hour Special: Tues, Dec 15, 9/8c, on FOX
UPDATED 12-04-09
SHOPPING LIST
IMPORTANT NOTE: You need to have a pan of boiling water for your pasta ready at the start of the show!
PRODUCE
• 1 red chili pepper
• 5 large garlic cloves, peeled
• 1 large tomato, for example heirloom or beefsteak, or a few smaller tomatoes like Roma. (UPDATED)
• 1 lemon
• Small handful of fresh basil leaves
• 3 scallions
• 4 ounces crimini mushrooms, cleaned (can also use button mushrooms instead)
• 3 shallots, peeled
• Small handful of flat-leaf parsley
• 3 small sprigs of rosemary
• 1 pound small waxy potatoes (like Yukon Gold or any small new potato) cut in half. (UPDATED)
• 2 cups peas, defrosted if using frozen
MEAT/FISH
• 1/2 pound medium-size raw, peeled shrimps
• 4 small sirloin steaks (approx. 7 ounces each)
DAIRY
• 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
• 1 cup mascarpone
• 2 1/2 tablespoons salted butter
PASTA/BREAD
• 7 ounces angel hair pasta
• 4 Italian Ladyfingers, or Savoiardi
BAKING
• 1/4 cup powdered sugar
• 1 vanilla bean, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Piece of chocolate (to grate as garnish)
LIQUOR/COFFEE
• 4 tablespoons Marsala, or sweet dessert wine such as Vin Santo
• 1/4 cup brandy or cognac
• 1/4 cup white wine
• 1 cup cold strong coffee
CONDIMENTS
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• Olive oil
• Extra virgin olive oil
• 1-2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, to taste
• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
GORDON RAMSAY: COOKALONG LIVE
Three-Course Meal Includes Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp, Steak Diane and Tiramisu
One-Hour Special: Tues, Dec 15, 9/8c, on FOX

EQUIPMENT LIST
IMPORTANT NOTE: You need to have a pan of boiling water for your pasta ready at the start of the show!
• 4 x bowls for starter
• 4 x plates each for main
• 4 x glasses (e.g. martini glasses) or small bowls for dessert
• 4 x sets of flatware for starter, main and dessert
• Damp cloth for wiping down between courses
• Dish cloth
• Paper towels
• Sharp knives - one large, one small
• Extra spoons, forks and knives
• Large serving spoons
• Extra plates
• Kettle (if you have one, you can boil water on the stove top if not – make sure you have a pan of boiling
water ready for your pasta at the start of the show)
• 1 cutting board
• 2 medium mixing bowls
• 1 rolling pin
• 1 wooden spoon
• Kitchen tongs
• 1 spatula
• 1 colander
• 1 strainer
• 1 garlic press
• 1 microplane/fine grater
• Electric whisk or hand whisk
• 1 large saucepan and lid
• 2 medium saucepans and lids (or one but you'll need to wash up between courses)
• 1x large skillet pan
• 2 medium sautι pans (or one but you'll need to wash up between courses)
GORDON RAMSAY: COOKALONG LIVE
Three-Course Meal Includes Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp, Steak Diane and Tiramisu
One-Hour Special: Tues, Dec 15, 9/8c, on FOX

STARTER COURSE: Angel Hair Pasta With Shrimp, Chili And Tomatoes
Serves 4
Ingredients
• 7 ounces angel hair pasta
• 1 red chili
• 2 large garlic cloves, peeled
• Half a pound medium size raw, peeled shrimps
• Ό cup white wine
• 1 large tomato, for example heirloom or beefsteak, or a few smaller tomatoes like Roma (UPDATED)
• 1 lemon
• Small handful fresh basil leaves
• 3 scallions
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• Olive oil
• Extra virgin olive oil

MAIN COURSE: Steak Diane With Sautιed Potatoes And Peas
Serves 4
Ingredients
• 4 x small sirloin steaks, approx 7 ounces each
• 3 shallots, peeled
• 4 ounces crimini mushrooms, cleaned (if crimini unavailable use button mushrooms instead)
• 1 tablespoon salted butter
• 1 garlic clove, peeled
• 1 -2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, to taste
• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
• 1/3 cup brandy or cognac
• 1 cup heavy cream
• Small handful of flat-leaf parsley
• 1 pound small waxy potatoes (like Yukon Gold or any small new potato) cut in half. (UPDATED)
• 3 small sprigs of rosemary
• 2 garlic cloves
• 1 tablespoon salted butter
• 2 cups peas, defrosted if using frozen
• ½ tablespoon salted butter
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• Olive oil

DESSERT: Quick Tiramisu
Serves 4
Ingredients
• 1 cup mascarpone
• Ό cup powdered sugar
• 4 tablespoons Marsala, or sweet dessert wine such as vin santo
• 1 vanilla bean, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Ύ cup heavy cream
• 1 cup cold strong coffee
• 4 Italian ladyfingers, or savoiardi
• Piece of chocolate, to grate as garnish

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Re: Special: Gordon Ramsay Cookalong Live.
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2009, 07:12:16 PM »
This program was on last Tuesday. My wife bought the ingredients and we decided to cook this meal tonight, Sunday night based on my VCR tape of the program. Ramsay is king of showmanship and he had many elements of the program designed to dazzle. He invited 3 celebrities to come and cook on  camera in an large open kitchen with a large audience. He had TV hookups with 16 remote sites plus Whoopi Goldberg (who does not cook anything) and her daughter. Those celebrities were Cedric the Entertainer, LeeAnne Rimes and actress Allison Hannigan. Ramsay had Cedric cooking at the main stage for the appetizer while the two females were on side stages, then Allison Hannigan was on the mainstage and the other 2 on the side stages for the main course, and finally LeeAnne on the main stage with the other 2 on side stages. The audience discovered that they all had minimal cooking talent, but LeeAnne seemed to have much more than the other two.

Ramsay had several sidebar events, including a brief segment of him with Jay Leno and visiting Cedric's refrigerator to find some amusing things hidden inside vegetables and fruit and a milk carton. He also invited 7 members of some fire department to be present when the flaming of Steak Diane was happening. He also planted a fire extinguisher in Whoopi's pantry.

The cooking itself was not difficult given the detailed directions, but the speed of cooking required more time than the show allowed. My wife decided to just PAUSE the remote control multiple times. The first course of shrimp with angel hair pasta was absolutely delicious, particularly the contributions of jalapeno peppers and lemon juice. The second course Steak Diane was good, particularly Ramsay's sauce and the special potatoes my wife procured. We skipped the third course of tiramisu due to heavy cream being something I don't need.

I was pleased with the food, but all the hoopla was ridiculous. Ramsay the showman took over and did not let Ramsay the chef make an appearance. He did not even wear a white chef's jacket. If he has another special, I will watch it but again I will tape it. Ramsay did do a good job as ringmaster of a coast-to-coast circus.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2009, 07:03:25 AM by apskip »


 

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