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: Hawaiian Kampachi from chef Bob Waggoner of the Charleston Grill in Charleston, S.C.
The main ingredient in this dish is Hawaiian Kampachi, a succulent fish that has one of the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in comparison to other fish. Hawaiian Kampachi is also environmentally sustainable, hailing from open-ocean fish farms. This recipe comes from the "Cosmopolitan" menu at the Charleston Grill, which blends exotic flavors and ingredients from around the globe.
1PfalsefalseAbout the chef: Chef Bob Waggoner is a California native who received his formal training in Los Angeles and went on to continue training in France. Then, in 1988, in the town of Moneteau in Burgundy, he became the first American chef to own his own restaurant in France, the much-acclaimed Le Monte Cristo. After spending another decade in France, he returned to the States to cook in Florida and Nashville before joining the Charleston Grill.
Now, after 10 years with the Charleston Grill, chef Waggoner creates contemporary Southern cuisine featuring local produce, seafood and game. The menu is prepared using four different styles: Southern, Pure, Lush and Cosmopolitan. Each style has its own menu, and diners can select appetizers, entrees and desserts from each menu section. In the Southern menu, Waggoner offers contemporary interpretations of regional favorites. The Pure dishes are simple and are inspired by the ingredients. Lush dishes are lavish, stemming from the French tradition of extravagance. A diner can find exotic dishes inspired by flavors found around the world in the Cosmopolitan menu.
Chef Waggoner is committed to supporting local farmers and encourages them to cultivate new products. He aims to continue producing menus that combine unusual ingredients with classic techniques.
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224 King Street
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