101 Epic Dishes: Recipes That Teach You How to Make the Classics Even More Delicious

101 Epic Dishes: Recipes That Teach You How to Make the Classics Even More Delicious

by Jet Tila, Ali Tila
101 Epic Dishes: Recipes That Teach You How to Make the Classics Even More Delicious

101 Epic Dishes: Recipes That Teach You How to Make the Classics Even More Delicious

by Jet Tila, Ali Tila


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Every Recipe and Skill You Need To Be A Great Cook

Here’s the truth: making food worth savoring and showing off isn’t as difficult as you like to think it is. All it really takes is a solid foundation of cooking techniques, and lucky for you, celebrity chef and self-proclaimed Mr. Miyagi Jet Tila is ready to pass all his know-how on to you.

Jet and his pastry partner-in-crime, Ali have carefully selected the most essential recipes that pull double duty by tasting delicious and teaching you foundational cooking skills that will easily transfer to other cooking endeavors. Mastering perfect pan-roasted rib-eye steak means both that your dinner is going to be delicious and that you are ready to season and sear other cuts of meat like a pro. southwestern BBQ and ranch chicken salad helps you build must-have knife skills, and crumbly apple pie will arm you with the ability to make the perfect flaky pie dough that can be used in countless other desserts.

101 Epic Dishes teaches you the most important cooking skills you need to kick your kitchen game up a few notches—all while whipping up some delicious dishes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624145735
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 96,798
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 17 Years

About the Author

Jet Tila is a celebrity chef/TV personality and the author of 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die. He has appeared as a co-host on Iron Chef America, as a judge on Cutthroat Kitchen and on Today, Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay.

As Jet’s wife and business partner, co-author Ali Tila brings 15 years of pastry and teaching experience. She has appeared on Guy’s Grocery Games and Cutthroat Kitchen. They live in Los Angeles, CA.

Table of Contents

Foreword Bobby Flay 1

Introduction 8

The Fundamentals of Great Cooking 10

The Tila Kitchen Must-Haves 12

Knife Skills and Techniques That You Will Use for Any Type of Cooking 14

Beef: The Low-Down on Cooking Restaurant-Quality Beef Dishes Perfectly Every Time 16

Perfect Pan-Roasted Rib-Eye Steak 18

French-Style Oven-Braised Brisket with Red Wine Onions 19

Thick and Creamy Irish Beer Beef Stew 21

Keftas: My Fave Ground-Beef Kabobs with Lebneh Sauce 22

Ready-When-You-Are Braised Beef Short Ribs 25

Shortcut Korean BBQ Short Ribs Worth Showing Off 26

Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce 27

Low and Slow Prime Rib Roast with Horseradish Cream Sauce 28

Chicken and Poultry: Classic Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Everyone's Favorite Birds 30

Old-School Shake and Fry Buttermilk Fried Chicken 32

Sweet, Spicy and Crispy Chicken Wings 33

Tender Turkey Meatballs 35

Creamy Polenta 36

Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce 37

Family Dinner Roast Chicken with Shallots and Tarragon 38

Perfectly Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Blackberry Gastrique 41

Holiday Herb-Brined Roasted Whole Turkey with Gravy 42

Cranberry Sauce 44

Tender and Crispy Duck Confit 45

Better-Than-Takeout Orange Chicken 46

Sunday Night Chicken Parmesan 49

Pork: Chef Secrets to Mastering the King of Meats 50

No-Grill-Needed Baby Back Ribs 53

Oven-Cooked Bacon Like a Chef 54

New Mexico Green Chile Stew 55

Red Roasted Chinese BBQ Pork Chops 56

Coca-Cola® Carnitas 59

Apricot-Glazed Roast Pork Tenderloin 60

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork 63

Seafood: Professional Hacks to Cook Flawless Fish and Seafood Dishes 64

Oven-Roasted Halibut with Sauce Gribiche 67

Garlicky Lemony Shrimp Scampi 68

Seared Sea Scallops with Fresh Fava Bean Purée 69

Fried Fish Tacos with Chipotle Crema 70

Pico de Gallo 72

Guacamole 73

Crispy-Skin Salmon with Lemon-Caper Yogurt Sauce 75

Rock Fish Ceviche Tostadas 76

Light and Crispy Calamari with Fried Lemons 79

Rice, Pasta and Pizza: Classic Grain-Based Dishes Every Cook Needs 80

Not-as-Hard-as-You-Think Risotto 83

Perfect Jasmine Rice 84

Arroz con Pollo 85

Wild Rice with Almonds and Dried Cranberries 86

Classic Spaghetti Carbonara 88

Mornay Sauce Mac and Cheese 89

Basil and Pine Nut Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes 91

Perfect-Every-Time Pizza Dough and Pepperoni Pizza 92

Salad and Soup: Traditional Favorites and A Few Chef Specials You Have to Try 94

Romaine Wedge Salad with Sieved Egg 96

BBQ and Ranch Southwest Chicken Salad 97

Family Gathering Italian Salad 98

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Charred Tomato Vinaigrette 99

Caesar Salad with Parmesan Frico Chips 101

Quinoa and Arugula Grain Bowl with Tahini Dressing 102

Bacon and Egg Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt 105

Fresh Fruit Salad 2.0 with Honey-Citrus-Mint Dressing 106

Classic Chicken Stock 107

Not-Your-Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup 108

Warm and Comforting Butternut Squash Soup with Maple Sour Cream 109

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup 110

Rich and Flavorful Roasted Tomato Soup 112

After-Thanksgiving Turkey and Brown Rice Soup 113

Classic Clam Chowda 115

Sandwiches, Dips and Spreads: An Intro to the Cold Kitchen (Garde Manger) 116

Perfect-for-Parties Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Apricot Jam 119

Not-Too-Trendy Avocado Toast with Cucumber Ribbons and Pickled Red Onion 120

From-Scratch Pita Bread 123

Classic Hummus 124

My Favorite Tuna Sandwich 125

Pork Banh Mi with Pickled Vegetables and Pâté 126

Spinach and Three-Cheese Quesadilla 129

Great-for-a-Gathering Steak Sandwich with Sriracha Mayonnaise 130

Vegetables: Learn the Best Cooking Methods to Get Maximum Flavor and Perfect Texture 132

Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Agrodolce, Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts 135

Fresh Sweet Corn Pudding 136

Steak House Creamed Spinach with Bacon 137

Crispy Cast-Iron Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon 138

Flash-Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest 141

Elote: Mexican Street Corn with Cotija Cheese and Crema 142

Not-Your-Grandmother's Sautéed Green Beans with Slivered Almonds 144

Smashed Crispy Potatoes with Chives and Sour Cream 145

Super Fluffy and Buttery Mashed Potatoes 147

Double-Fried French Fries with Garlic Aioli 148

Eggs and Breakfast Cookery: Cracking the Code for Fluffy Eggs and Other Morning Staples 150

Spanish-Style Potato and Onion Frittata 153

Fluffy and Decadent Blueberry-Ricotta Pancakes 154

Pain Perdu: French Toast with Almonds and Strawberries 157

The Ultimate Bacon and Egg Breakfast Sandwich 158

Fancy Brunch Egg, Bacon and Gruyère Breakfast Tart 161

Superfood Smoothie 162

Ali's Breakfast Chilaquiles with Roasted Chile Sauce 165

Ali's Coconut Chia Pudding with Almonds and Fresh Berries 166

Classic Eggs Benedict and Blender Hollandaise 168

Jet's Famous Fried Chicken and Waffles 169

Crispy and Fluffy Waffles 171

Homemade Sriracha 171

Desserts: Not Your Average Cakes, Pies and Other Beloved Sweets 172

Shiny Glazed Chocolate Cake with Raspberries and Raspberry Sauce 175

Best-Ever Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread 177

Peanut Butter Cup Tart with Chocolate Cookie Crust 178

Burnt Milk Ice Cream 180

Classic Apple Pie 181

Churros with Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce 184

Da Bomb Budino: Italian Salted Caramel Pudding 187

Lemon Meringue Bars with Raspberry Jam 189

Grasshopper Brownie Bars 193

Strawberry-Balsamic Creamsicle Pops with Mint 194

Sweet and Salty Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies 197

Stone Fruit Crumble with Blackberries 198

Date Bread Pudding with Almonds 199

Vanilla Soufflé with Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream 200

Acknowledgments 202

About the Authors 204

Index 206

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