TODAY Food Editor
In this special weekly feature, “Today” food editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across America. See how much fun you can have (and money you can save) by cooking these dishes at home.
THIS WEEK: Pan-Roasted Halibut with Sweet Potato Hash, Serrano Wrapped Turkey Figs and Buerre Rouge
Don't just make breakfast for mom. How about showing her how much you care by taking the time to whip up this delicious dinner. Not too time-consuming but showy enough to impress, and absolutely scrumptious to boot! If you have several helpers in the kitchen, you can easily delegate different tasks. Remember to set the table with flowers and wash the dishes afterward! Your mom will definitely appreciate her day off.
About the chef:
Henry Salgado, chef and co-owner of Spanish River Grill, carefully infuses his passion for food into every dish. Passionate about both his culinary career and Spanish-Cuban heritage, Salgado's great respect for food and the art of cooking are apparent in the modern dishes he prepares at Spanish River Grill.
There he developed a philosophy that he follows to this day. “Cooking comes from the heart,” he said. “Being a chef involves much more than simply following a recipe. I see food as a celebration and cooking as a passion.” He also met the other love of his life while at Horseradish Grill: his wife, Michele. Salgado and his new wife relocated to New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where they opened Spanish River Grill.
The Salgados hope to expand within the next year and are also planning to open a restaurant with an entirely new concept and menu, a challenge Salgado himself is only too happy to accept.
Pan-Roasted Halibut with Sweet Potato Hash, Serrano Wrapped Turkey Figs and Buerre Rouge is served at Spanish River Grill and Wine Bar for $22 (fluctuates depending on market price). The recipe is for a serving size of two.
Spanish River Grill
737 E. 3rd Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
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