In part three of “It’s Getting Hot in Here!” — a special series featuring some of the country's most creative, talented, up and coming chefs — “Today” presents Govind Armstrong. Armstrong is the executive chef of Table 8 restaurant in Los Angeles, which this month's Bon Appetit described as "Hot: The chef is hotter and the food is actually worth the hype.” He shares some of his secrets on the show. Check out his recipes here:
Seared Kobe Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and Horseradish CreamGovind Armstrong
Preheat oven to 450. Heat a 4 oz. muffin pan in the oven with 1 Tbsp. duck fat.
Sift the flour with the salt into a medium sized bowl. Add the milk, egg and whisk until smooth. Allow the batter to rest for 30 minutes. Pour 1 oz. of the batter into the pan and bake for 15 minutes.
Mix ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
Seared Kobe Beef:
Cut the Kobe into 8 small pieces. Sear in a pan until rare. Place a small dollop of mashed potato in the center of the plate. Place the Yorkshire Pudding on top. Slice the steak and place on the Yorkshire Pudding.
Garnish the dish with a spoonful of the Horseradish cream, some diced chives and a red wine reduction.
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Grilled Endive with Serrano Ham, Aged Sherry and CabralesGovind Armstrong
Preheat wood burning grill or cast iron griddle. To make the vinaigrette: Combine the shallot and vinegar, whisk in the olive oil, season with salt and pepper; set aside.
Wrap the endive quarters with the ham, brush with oil and cook on a hot grill or cast iron grill pan.
Place the frisee and parsley leaves in a bowl toss with the vinaigrette, season and place in the center of the plate. Once the ham is crisp and the endive tender arrange around the salad, drizzle a bit of the vinaigrette on the plate and sprinkle with the bread crumbs.
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