TODAY | December 30, 2013
>>> guests coming over to ring in 2014 tomorrow night, we have your menu covered with simple ideas for everything to desserts.
>> he is the chef and owner here in new york. good to see you.
>> good to see you.
>> it's the way to go.
>> these are great. all right. start at this end. that's right. your all right. go.
>> they're pancakes.
>> little pancakes.
>> that's what they are.
>> they're great because you can virtually top them with anything you like.
>> so today we're going to do a couple of different things. we'll make a shrimp filling on top of them. we have a pan with olive oil on them and get that started. get a little salt and pepper . i always say a griddle like that is nice.
>> is this basic pancake batter?
>> yes. this has a little corn in it. they're what we call savory corn blinis but we'll top these with a little shrimp salad. we'll top it with a little goat cheese , sun dried tomato and olives.
>> that's chopped up shrimp.
>> that's diced up shrimp. a little tomatoes. do whatever you like. if you don't like tomatoes, this time of year they aren't that great. and then we have a little vineg vinegare vinegarette made with ginger and then just olive oil .
>> so you're putting different things on top of the same blini to mix it up a little bit.
>> you see how fast the shrimp cooks. it only takes a second.
>> savory and sweet.
>> put it in there with it.
>> it's warm. we have some already topped and then we have some that we're going to top with a little bit more of this.
>> and the shrimp has to be cooked all the way through.
>> yeah, but people cook it too much too chlts and they get rubbery.
>> yeah it gets tough. here we have some topped already. we see have a little stuffing in there. we take and top it with our shrimp salad there on top.
>> oh, yeah.
>> and then, of course fresh chives.
>> of course.
>> you have the green. you have the red.
>> it's beautiful.
>> all right.
>> so i got my spatula.
>> one more over here.
>> one more, okay.
>> sun dried tomatoes. olives. but you put what you want in there if you like those flavorings. that's goat cheese whipped up a little bit. we have chopped olives. a little bit of garlic.
>> sweet garlic that you roasted prior.
>> that's great.
>> and just mix that up. we'll come around the back because we already got these made over here.
>> you did the pulled pork and a couple of other things.
>> exactly. so we got our.
>> that's the one made over there, right?
>> yeah and pulled pork on top with a little bit of shaved cheese. always the best cheese on top, you know, makes it good.
>> and then dessert. dessert time, what these are, you see they're a little bit bigger. we stuffed them with marshmallow, toasted almond.
>> come on.
>> milk chocolate . whatever kind of chocolate you like and put them in the on and warm them and it melts on top.
>> it's like a s'more really.
>> what's this?
>> a little new years eve champagne.
>> happy new year.
>> happy new year.
>> i'm going to try this.
>> eat your blinis.
>> i will.
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