Gourmet Food Recipes from Wolfgang Puck's Kitchen

My Own Answer to the Lobster Roll
Wolfgang Puck

One of my favorite summertime lunch traditions is the New England lobster roll. Our most famous sandwich turned out to be inspired in part by lobster rolls. We took chunks of freshly cooked, shelled lobster and bathed them in a white wine butter sauce to create our Lobster Roll Club Sandwich with White Wine Butter Sauce.

A Summery Crab and Shrimp Seafood Salad Recipe
Wolfgang Puck

Summer is a perfect time to enjoy seafood. During warm weather, I love to make seafood salads, especially those featuring crabmeat as well as shrimp. As relaxing to eat as my recipe is for Crab and Shrimp Salad, it's also incredibly easy on the cook.

Asian Coleslaw Recipe
Joanne Capano

By now, barbecue and picnic season is really heating up. This Asian inspired coleslaw is a lighter, lower fat, twist on the traditional mayonnaise based slaw.

Dessert Crostini Recipe
Diane Rossen Worthington

Dessert crostini are a Seriously Simple cook's best friend. They require little more than bread, fruit, cheese and a drizzle of honey. These tasty sweet bites take just a few minutes to put together, so consider serving them when you are pressed for time. They're just the thing for an afternoon tea or as an elegant end to a meal.

Blueberry Pie Dessert Recipe
Nick Malgieri

For me, the summit of American baking is the fruit pie. Apple, peach, pumpkin and pecan are all favorites, but if I had to choose one above all other it would be blueberry. Something almost magical happens to the flavor of blueberries when they're sweetened and cooked, and when that happens inside a pie, I'm perfectly happy.

Fiery Jerk: A Taste of Jamaica Jerk Barbecue Recipes
Joyce White

The barbecue season is now in full swing, and this is the time of year I fire up the bracing barbecue favored in beautiful Jamaica, known as jerk. On a recent visit to Jamaica I finally realized that jerk shares this quality with American barbecue: There are regional influences and personal preferences. Here are two Jamaican Jerk-Style Barbecue Recipes

Savory Chicken with Asian Noodles Recipe
Bev Bennett

The following recipe for chicken and vegetables offers a choice of soba or udon noodles. Make Savory Chicken with Asian Noodles either way; serve hot or tepid and expand your pasta palate.

Greek Yogurt with Apricot Compote and Pistachios Recipe
Betty Rosbottom

After a delicious meal at Persephone, a fairly new restaurant in Boston, I ordered the Greek yogurt with an apricot compote and pistachios for dessert. After only one bite, I knew that this simple and delectable creation would be perfect offered at brunch or breakfast.

Sauteed Scallops on Bed of Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe
Bev Bennett

Fortunately, you can still find bargains in the frozen fish aisle, and you don't have to sacrifice flavor or texture. Scallops are a perfect example and are well-suited for this Sauteed Scallops on Bed of Fresh Tomato Sauce recipe

Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait Recipe
Betty Rosbottom

Strawberry and rhubarb are winning partners. The sweetness of the berries balances perfectly the tartness of the sleek red and green stalks. This tempting duo has long starred in pies, tarts, crisps and crumbles, but the following recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Parfaits could easily rival these classics as a delectable alternative

Greek Salsa with Pita Crisps Recipe
Diane Rossen Worthington

Kathy Casey's Greek salsa combines the usual tomato salsa ingredients with some new additions such as pickled hot chili peppers, kalamata olives and crumbled Feta cheese.

Summertime Mexican Punch with Tequila
Jenn Garbee

Summer poolside parties and backyard cookouts can be ideal occasions to dust off the punch bowl -- if you stick to a few simple rules. Choose lighter spirits as your base, let ripe summer fruit to do all the flavor work, and don't overly sweeten your warm-weather potions.

Take a Stab at Kebabs - Adana Kebab, Tuna Satay & Chicken Souvlaki Recipes
Kathy Hunt

If you're looking for something different to offer at your next barbecue, consider grilling kebabs. Every country seems to boast its own kebab recipe. Most kebab recipes are quite simple. So do take a stab at these three recipes: Adana Kebab, Tuna Satay & Chicken Souvlaki

Raspberry-Topped French Toast Recipe
Bev Bennett

Comfort food is delicious and familiar fare that reminds you of pleasant times. The simple flavors make comfort food desirable as well. That's the power of this Raspberry-Topped French Toast recipe, a delicious example of comfort food. And, while it's not cutting edge, that's its charm.

Grilled Shrimp with Southeast Asian Dipping Sauce
Betty Rosbottom

The cuisine of Southeast Asia is especially vibrant, defined by a palate that includes sweet, salty, hot, and sour flavors. Perfect for the hot climates where they originated, these foods are uncomplicated to prepare, and inspired the Grilled Shrimp with Southeast Asian Dipping Sauce recipe that follows

Chilled Curried Corn Soup Recipe
Diane Rossen Worthington

Corn and Curry Add Zing to this Chilled Soup recipe. I never tire of fresh corn soups in the summertime. In this refreshing version I have included lemon juice and curry powder for an Eastern accent. This amount of curry might seem overwhelming, but in fact it's just right. The lemon adds a citrus tang.

Strawberry Rhubarb Almond Crumble Dessert Recipe
Wolfgang Puck

One of my favorite things to do with fresh berries is to prepare a crumble. This classic dessert is made by tossing the fruit with a little sugar and sweet spices; spreading it in a baking dish; scattering on a hand-crumbled mixture of flour, other grains, or nuts, sugar and butter; then baking the whole thing until the juices are syrupy and bubbly and the topping turns brown and crunchy.

Salad Nicoise, A Colorful Summertime Salad Recipe
Diane Rossen Worthington

This classic Provencal salad is said to originate in the city of Nice, France. It can be served on a bed of lettuce with the vegetables grouped together along with the eggs, tuna and black olives.

Shrimp and Salad Greens Recipe
Bev Bennett

Shrimp is delicious in a simple salad of greens and an Asian-influenced salad dressing. Nuts bring a lively texture to the dish.

Salt and Pepper Shrimp: Sweet, Salty, Crisp -- the Perfect Shrimp Recipe
Anne Willan

Occasionally an ideal recipe comes along, and here is one of them. Salt and pepper shrimp need only a skillet (well, two actually) and tongs for turning. They can be cooked indoors or outside on the grill. Any shrimp will do, large or small

Mocktails: Making Memorable Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Jenn Garbee

You've hosted dozens of summer barbecues without giving the non-alcoholic beverages a second thought. However, serving powdered lemonade again this year suddenly sounds like a bad idea. The good news is making memorable mocktails -- cocktails without the power -- is even easier than shaking up spiked drinks. Without the spirit, you're dealing with one less flavor wild card. It's easier still if you approach them as gussied up versions of lemon and limeade.

Corn, Leek and Chorizo Gratin Recipe
Betty Rosbottom

This Corn, Leek and Chorizo Gratin Recipe is delectable as a summer staple. Diced chorizo, the slightly spicy Spanish sausage, fresh corn kernels, and chopped leeks are sauteed. This dish makes a fine side to such main courses as barbecued chicken, grilled steaks, or sauteed pork chops.

Bulgur Pilaf with Walnuts and Dried Cranberries Recipe
Joanne Capano

In addition to being delicious, this pilaf also has the virtue of using healthier ingredients than you might otherwise find in the dish. Bulgur Pilaf with Walnuts and Dried Cranberries

Goodness Gracious Greens Recipes
Joyce White

Today supermarkets and farmers markets almost everywhere offer collards, mustard greens, turnips, kale, dandelion, spinach, chard, broccoli raab and bok choy. Then savor the goodness. Here are favorite recipes, along with tips on buying, washing and trimming greens for the pot.

Baby Beet-Salad with Arugula Goat Cheese & Hazelnuts Recipe
Wolfgang Puck

I've found it fascinating to watch how people's tastes have changed regarding certain ingredients during my four and a half decades in the restaurant business. Beets are a perfect example.

Barbecues: Celebrity Chefs Bobby Flay, Sara Moulton & Mollie Katzen Recommend - Tips & Recipes
Francine Segan

For this 4th of July's cookout and summer barbecues, I asked TV chefs Bobby Flay and Sara Moulton, as well as award-winning cookbook author Mollie Katzen, to share tips and recipes.

Roasted Eggplant Dip with Tomato Relish & Crispy Pita Toasts
Diane Rossen Worthington

Even if eggplant is not your favorite vegetable, you'll find this dip is a winner for dinner parties or backyard barbecues -- and perfect to serve as an appetizer

Smoked Salmon Picnic Spread
Bev Bennett

Blend goat cheese with chopped smoked salmon and herbs; stir in yogurt to create a spreading consistency. Prepare this up to a day in advance and refrigerate

Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble Dessert Recipe
Bev Bennett

Even if you don't own a rolling pin or never made a pastry recipe, you can make a mouthwatering, crust-topped dessert. A crumble is the easy and delicious cousin to a pie.

Chocolate Banana Crepes Dessert Recipe
Lisa Odegard

Dessert crepes are a perfect way to end the meal and not feel like you have consumed a ton of calories

Old Fashioned Pound Cake with Honey Whipped Cream Dessert Recipe
Betty Rosbottom

Pound cake is definitely an all-American favorite, not only because of its tempting butter-rich taste and fine texture, but also because of its simplicity.

Strawberries in Their Prime: Strawberry Souffle with Strawberry Sauce Dessert Recipe
Nick Malgieri

Try this easy strawberry souffle. It's nothing more than pureed berries, sugar and whipped up egg white, and it preserves the flavor of the berries intact without drowning them in oceans of butter, flour and eggs

Summer Berries: Cooking With Just One Pint Dessert Recipes
Emma Christensen

One solution is to make scaled-down versions of these classic summer dessert recipes. Individually baked berry cobblers and parfaits served in wine glasses give a taste of the season without breaking the budget or feeling overwhelming to prepare.

Sesame Coated Chicken Breasts with Watercress Salad
Betty Rosbottom

Sesame Coated Chicken Breasts with Watercress Salad. Sesame-coated chicken breasts served with a peppery watercress salad is an easy and delectable way to showcase this fowl

Broiled Pork Kebabs and Jicama, Cabbage & Scallion salad
Bev Bennett

The following recipe for broiled pork kabobs is equally delicious cooked indoors or out. Serve the kabobs with a Jicama, Cabbage and Scallion Salad.

Potato, Leek and Spinach Frittata Recipe
Diane Rossen Worthington

The classic Italian frittata is a flat, open-faced omelet cooked over low heat until firm on the bottom and then finished in the oven. This version, which has potatoes, leeks and spinach tucked inside, can be decorated with sun-dried tomatoes, dollops of sour cream and shredded basil. You can be as inventive as you wish.

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Syrup Recipe
Cupcake Recipe by Wolfgang Puck

One of my favorite ways to give my kids lovingly homemade treats that meet their need for instant gratification is to make cupcakes. From start to finish, most cupcake recipes take little more than half an hour as does this Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Syrup Recipe.

Grilled Sirloin Steak with Gorgonzola Recipe
Betty Rosbottom

Is there a man around who will turn down a juicy, perfectly cooked steak? Even the most demanding steak-eating dads will love this recipe, which requires only minutes for mothers and kids to prepare.

Twice-Cooked Barbecued Chicken & Potato Salad Recipe
Diane Rossen Worthington

What could be better than a simple backyard menu of succulent barbecued chicken and creamy potato salad, enhanced with lots of chopped celery and scallions?

Thai Marinated Grilled Chicken Salad with Coconut-Lime Vinaigrette Recipe
Wolfgang Puck

Whether I'm serving lunch at one of my fine dining restaurants, such as Spago or Chinois, or at my casual Wolfgang Puck Expresses, I always offer some kind of Asian-inspired chicken salad.

Skirt Steak with Mango & Pepper Chutney Recipe
Two's Company Recipes by Bev Bennett

If you're looking for inspiration, I recommend skirt steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for grilling. It's flavorful, cooks quickly and can beckon noses from halfway down the block.

Fresh Meals for Spring Recipes
Emma Christensen

Four Recipes: Spring Green Salad of Roasted Asparagus, Prosciutto and Fried Egg; Flatbread with New Potatoes, Ramps & Asiago; Pizza Dough; and Rhubarb Granita.

Shrimp and Bulgur Salad Recipe
Bev Bennett

Start with a whole-grain base and you can have an entree salad that's as filling as it is healthful. Bulgur and whole-wheat couscous are two of my favorite whole grains for flavor and cooking convenience. In the following Mediterranean-inspired recipe, bulgur is mixed with baby shrimp, olives and tomatoes.

Carbs and Breakfast Cereals
Lisa Tsakos

Technically there is no such thing as a low-carbohydrate cereal because cereal is made from grains, and grains are mostly carbohydrates. Today, many cereals include soy for additional protein. That leaves you with three options ...

Zucchini, Goat Cheese and Bacon Tart Recipe
Betty Rosbottom

Why is it that we don't use savory tarts as main courses more often? They often begin a meal or get their due as luncheon fare, but the truth is that they make fabulous entrees for supper, especially in the summer. The secret to a good tart is two-fold: You want a tender, flaky crust paired with a complementary filling. The Zucchini, Goat Cheese and Bacon Tart featured today is a winner on both fronts.

Sausage and Scallop Stew Recipe
Bev Bennett

If, like me, you enjoy hearty meat dishes, but want to cook simply and healthfully, I recommend you try this sausage and scallop stew.

Fun with Phyllo: Chicken-Almond Bisteeya, Open-Faced Apple Pies & Cherry Choclava Recipes
Kathy Hunt

3 Fun with Phyllo Recipes: Chicken-Almond Bisteeya, Open-Faced Apple Pies & Cherry Choclava Recipes.

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Red Onion Butter Recipe
Wolfgang Puck

Grilling is one of the best ways I know to prepare fish, as the intense direct heat cooks the delicate flesh quickly, giving it a beautifully browned, slightly smoky surface while keeping the interior wonderfully moist.

Roast Chicken Breast Sandwiches with Basil Aioli Recipe
Wolfgang Puck

For some reason, many people think that if you're the chef of an upscale restaurant, you don't eat sandwiches. Even the most casual sandwiches can be creative. Take my recipe for Roast Chicken Breast Sandwiches with Basil Aioli.

Salmon Burgers with Tartar Sauce Recipe
Diane Rossen Worthington

If you love burgers but are looking for lighter options, why not forego beef in favor of salmon?

Gluten-Free Barbecue Chicken Wings Recipe
Jenny Lass & Jodi Bager

These Gluten-free Barbecue Chicken Wings are great either off the grill or baked in the oven.

Pepper-Coated Flank Steaks with Aioli Recipe
Betty Rosbottom

In the following recipe, I add minced garlic to classic mayo to turn it into aioli, the popular Provencal accompaniment served with fish, meats and vegetables in the south of France. This garlic-infused sauce is wonderful atop grilled pepper-coated flank steaks.

The Emininently Adaptable Brownie
Four Awesome Brownie Dessert Recipes from Joyce White

There's nothing you can't do with a brownie. It is a veritable chameleon among desserts, perfect to match with any number of flavors. You can dress it up to create a fancy dessert, or pack it plain in a lunch sack or basket for a trip to the beach. And to prove it, four delectable brownie dessert recipes.

Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe
Seriously Simple Recipes by Diane Rossen Worthington

We Americans love salad and will make just about anything into one. One of the more popular genres is the so-called "Chinese" chicken salad.

Maple-Pecan Pancakes with Warm Maple Syrup Recipe
That's Entertaining Recipes by Betty Rosbottom

These pancakes are made with a classic batter of milk, flour, eggs and melted butter, but the addition of two extra ingredients -- some maple syrup and some toasted chopped pecans -- makes them extra special.

Year-Round Little Peach Pies Recipe
Two's Company Recipes by Bev Bennett

Flo Braker is a no-holds-barred dessert lover. This isn't the baker you'd ask to provide fat-free alternatives to your favorite sweets. "I can find any excuse, any occasion to bake," says Braker. Braker recommends Year-Round Little Peach Pies, a recipe she often makes to stock her freezer.

Nasi Goring Recipe
(Indonesian-style Fried Rice)

Seriously Simple Recipes

You've probably enjoyed one-dish rice dishes like arroz con pollo, paella or risotto. Nasi Goreng (which means fried rice in Indonesian) is a bit more unusual than these other dishes. Spicy and full of bright flavors, but also hearty and satisfying, this dish is just the thing to pick you up on a chilly night.

Make Your Own Yogurt
Naturally Savvy Recipe

Homemade yogurt is an essential building block for so many other healthy, easy-to-digest recipes. Making yogurt from scratch allows you to control not only its fat content, but also its fermentation time.

Lamb Burgers with Mango Chutney & Yogurt Sauce
Betty Rosbottom

I seasoned the lamb with curry powder, ground tumeric, and cumin to give it a spicy layer of flavoring, then shaped it into patties. Grilled until slightly charred outside and rosy pink within, the burgers were delectable topped with a yogurt sauce (made with Greek style yogurt, ground cumin, and chopped cilantro)

Afternoon Tea Revival Recipes
Margeret M. Johnson

Who among us doesn't love a cup of tea, especially when it's part of a formal afternoon tea, that lovely tradition where a fondness for tea and a penchant for sweets comes together most agreeably around 4 o'clock each afternoon. While we may be more of a nation of coffee drinkers these days, the ritual of afternoon tea is still alive and well

Spring Vegetable Minestrone Soup Recipe
Wolfgang Puck

For my father, a meal was never a meal without soup. That's not surprising, considering the wonderful vegetable soups my mother produced from her small garden. And vegetable soup was always my father's favorite, since in his younger years he'd been a gymnast and amateur boxer and was always interested in eating healthy foods.

Chicken Pot Pie with Drop Biscuits
Bev Bennett

Is it any wonder that this old-fashioned chicken pot pie dish is making a comeback? Everyone craves a little comfort food, and this entree delivers.

Vanilla Pound Cake with Raspberry Compote
Wolfgang Puck Recipes from Wolfgang Puck's Kitchen

One of the ways you know that you've given the perfect gift is when the person who receives it wants to enjoy it again and again. By that definition, pound cake is an ideal treat for you to prepare for your mom, or your children's mom, this Mother's Day.

Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
Wolfgang Puck

Something freshly baked is a good start. Before baking, the biscuits chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour, which lets the dough relax a bit for more tender results.

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Blueberries Recipe

A classic Italian dessert, panna cotta (Italian for cooked cream) is a gloriously smooth custard made without eggs. It is bound with gelatin and typically served chilled. The panna cotta recipe that follows is from chef Brian Alberg ...

Pizza Mexican Style Recipe

With Cinco de Mayo's celebration of Mexican heritage and culture coming next week on Tuesday, May 5, it's the perfect time to brush up on your pizza-making. Yes, pizza. ...

Pizza Mexican Style Recipe

With Cinco de Mayo's celebration of Mexican heritage and culture coming next week on Tuesday, May 5, it's the perfect time to brush up on your pizza-making. Yes, pizza. ...

Sauteed Chicken with Mediterranean Relish Recipe

Just as accessories add sparkle to a basic wardrobe, flavorful toppings make everyday entrees mouthwatering.For example, you know how salsa, the combination of tomatoes, chilies, herbs and spices, adds heat and tang to grilled chicken, beef or pork.

Potatoes Lyonnaise Recipe

I've always loved potatoes, and I've learned to cook them in many different ways. I enjoy them most of all when they're crispy on the outside and tender within, especially when cooked with butter. Add another earthy vegetable, onion, as well as some bacon and the combination only gets more irresistible. That's the secret behind one of the great dishes of onion-loving Lyons, France: Potatoes Lyonnaise. A thick cake of potato shreds with a layer of caramelized onion in the middle, it makes a terrific side dish for roasted meat or poultry.

Kiwi Fruit Tart Dessert Recipe

Despite the jokes some people made, I didn't use Kiwi as a garnish for grilled chicken or seafood. The kiwifruit had to go into a dessert, and at the time I was not only Ma Maison's executive chef but also its pastry chef. I knew just what I wanted to do: Put kiwi into a variation on France's classic clafoutis, a custardy baked pudding that usually features fresh summer cherries.

Glutten-free Goldenmarsh Cookies

These cookies are named after two dear friends who ate them and said they tasted like sunshine. They're gluten-free and chock full of nuts and seeds, and they're great either soft and chewy, or double-baked for a crispy cookie.

Roast Salmon & Asparagus Salad Recipe

To best appreciate the taste of asparagus prepare it simply without a heavy sauce. You can cook asparagus on top of the stove or roast it in the oven, which brings out the vegetable's sweetness. Roasting asparagus is easy, using the directions provided in this Roast Salmon and Asparagus Salad.

Spicy Braised Veal with Rice Recipe

Striped Bass in Ginger Vinaigrette Recipe

Spring Lamb Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

  Tender, sweet lamb is an ideal choice to top a salad, especially in springtime when the meat is at its best. But the recipe I share with you here will work equally well with beef, pork, chicken, or seafood. You can vary the salad beneath it with any fresh greens you like, too. Enjoy the salad as a lunchtime main course, or offer it in smaller portions as a dinner appetizer. Spring Lamb Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Asparagus with Orange Mustard Sauce Recipe

  We celebrate this seasonal treat by serving Asparagus simply as an appetizer, cooked tender-crisp and then chilled until serving time, when we accompany it with classic, rich sauces that complement its flavor, such as the sweet, tart, and spicy mixture of orange juice, mustard, and cream I share here. For something lighter, serve it with your favorite vinaigrette dressing. Either white or green asparagus may be used for this recipe. Wolfgang Puck Asparagus with Orange Mustard Sauce Recipe ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Marinated Lamb Kabobs with Mint Pesto Recipe

  If you are tired of the sometimes gray-looking lamb stew that often accompanies a St. Patricks Day celebration, then spice up your Saint Patricks Day menu this year with lamb kabobs Wolfgang Puck Marinated Lamb Kabobs with Mint Pesto Recipe ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Clam & Mussel Soup Recipe

  With great fresh mussels and clams still abundantly in season, now is the perfect time to try my recipe for this shellfish soup. Making it begins with a visit to the best seafood shop near you, one that has a reputation for offering a wide variety and quick turnover of outstanding product. Buy only shellfish that have a fresh, clean, briny smell of the ocean. Wolfgang Puck Clam & Mussel Soup Recipe ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Potato & Pea Samosas Recipe

  One of the first Indian dishes I learned to make is an excellent introduction for anyone to that country's foods and spices: Samosas, small pastry turnovers filled with a mixture of spiced potatoes, garlic, onion, chilies and other vegetables. Wolfgang Puck Potato & Pea Samosas Recipe ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Jambalaya Recipe

  A popular one-pot meal featuring rice, bell peppers, onion, garlic, okra, tomato, a touch of hot chilies, and any combination of meat, poultry, or seafood, jambalaya is one of the mainstays of the New Orleans kitchen. Yet, it's really global in its appeal, with similar dishes found around the world, only the seasonings and proteins changing. Wolfgang Puck Jambalaya Recipe ... Continue ...

Bourbon Fudge Cake Wolfgang Puck Dessert Recipe

  Make her a wonderful chocolate dessert like my Bourbon Fudge Cake, however, and you'll fill your kitchen and probably the rest of your home with a wonderfully romantic aroma. Then, you can offer a sensually delicious flavor you both will enjoy. (For ladies who are reading this, I can tell you that we men will also love this treat, should you be doing the cooking on Valentine's Day)Bourbon Fudge Cake Wolfgang Puck Dessert Recipe ... Continue ...

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Goat Cheese & Fresh Herbs Wolfgang Puck Recipe

  Chicken breasts, as the millions of people for whom the lean meat is a primary protein source these days know, can turn dry with cooking, and can taste bland even when still moist. But by stuffing chicken breasts under the skin with a moist filling, and serving them on top of a simple sauce, you can create a truly succulent and delicious main course.. Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Goat Cheese & Fresh Herbs Wolfgang Puck Recipe ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Bay Scallops with Sauteed Apples Healthy Eating Recipe

  Even though fish and shellfish are protein choices many people think about as part of their New Year's resolutions to eat more healthfully, many of us regard seafood as something to eat mostly during warmer weather. Wolfgang Puck Bay Scallops with Sauteed Apples Healthy Eating Recipe ... Continue ...

Beef Filets in Puff Pastry Recipe A Retro Favorite Recipe by Wolfgang Puck

  The hilarious 1993 movie "Groundhog Day" -- in which a reporter played by Bill Murray, on assignment in Punxsutawney, relives that day over and over again until he gets his life right -- makes me reflect on what retro foods deserve to keep coming back again and again. One of my favorites, always worthy of revival, is beef filet baked in puff pastry. Beef Filets in Puff Pastry Recipe A Retro Favorite Recipe by Wolfgang Puck ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Rice Souffle with Pears & Raspberries Dessert Recipe

  More than just about any other kind of recipes, desserts you make at home for your loved ones feel like food that comes straight from the heart. Winter calls for warm, satisfying desserts that raise the comfort level even more. Wolfgang Puck Dessert Recipe Rice Souffle with Pears & Raspberries ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Italian-Style Poached Halibut in Broth New Years Resolution Recipe

  One solution for cooking deliciously healthy fish is to poach it in cooking liquid that you first pack full of flavor. That is the secret behind my recipe for Italian-Style Poached Halibut, a popular dish from my Trattoria del Lupo restaurant at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. . Wolfgang Puck New Years Resolution Italian-Style Poached Halibut in Broth Recipe ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Good-Carb Pizzas with Whole-Wheat Dough New Years Resolution Recipe

  When it comes to the most widespread New Years resolution, to cook and eat more healthfully, it sometimes seems as if the only thing we know for sure is that we do not know anything for sure. Take carbohydrates, for example. Experts now recommend eliminating fats while eating diets high in non-sugary carbs. With that in mind, I have developed a whole-wheat pizza dough to help you eat more good carbs in the foods that you love.Wolfgang Puck Good-Carb Pizzas With Whole-wheat Dough New Years Resolution Recipe ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Torta Regina Dessert Cake Recipe

  An easy-to-make dessert you can put together quickly with ingredients found in most pantries and refrigerators, yet one that delivers great results. Wolfgang Torta Regina Dessert Cake ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe Rack of Pork with Prunes & Dates Recipe

  With Christmas fast approaching, many people suddenly realize they're planning to serve the same main dish as last year and the year before. So please let me suggest a new star for your holiday table, a rack of pork stuffed with dried fruit. Rack of Pork with Prunes & Dates Recipe ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe Pecan & Walnut Tart with Chocolate Icing Recipe

  One of my favorite desserts from the early days at Spago was our Pecan and Walnut Tart. Cut into thin wedges, it's as close as a dessert pastry can come to resembling a great piece of candy, with its filling of crunchy nuts bound by a rich, chewy caramel, all held together by a sweet, buttery crust and a layer of smooth, creamy chocolate. Wolfgang Puck Pecan & Walnut Tart with Chocolate Icing ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe Let the Holiday Baking Begin Gugelhupf Recipe

  Wolfgang Puck Recipe Gugelhupf is a sweet holiday bread, rich in butter and eggs. When I was a boy, one of the ways I knew the holidays had really arrived was waking up to the smell of gugelhupf baking. That warm, sweet, spicy, yeasty, toasty aroma told my sisters, brother, and me that it was a special day, and we practically ran to the kitchen to enjoy it straight from the oven with hot chocolate. Wolfgang Puck Let the Holiday Baking Begin - Gugelhupf Recipe ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe Roast Beef Panini Horseradish Aioli & Steak Sauce Recipe

  You can imagine that, by the time the weekend is over and I've worked my way through all those leftovers, I'll be very tired of turkey and of all the cooking that went into it. I bet you'll feel the same way. So I thought I'd share with you a recipe you can really enjoy once all that turkey boredom has set in. Wolfgang Puck Roast Beef Panini Horseradish Aioli & Steak Sauce Recipe ... Continue ...

Thanksgiving Recipe Creamy Vanilla Sweet Potatoes Recipe

  One way to expand your holiday recipe list this year is to use vanilla in savory dishes like Creamy Vanilla Sweet Potatoes, in addition to cakes and cookies. Vanilla helps to enhance the inherent flavors of sweet potatoes, rather than concealing their flavor in sweeteners. Thanksgiving Creamy Vanilla Sweet Potatoes Recipe ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Thanksgiving Turkey Oyster Dressing Stuffing Recipe

  With just a week to go before Thanksgiving, many of us are planning the final touches for the feast, especially the stuffing or dressing for the main-course turkey. And included in that decision is the question of whether you'll make a stuffing or a dressing. Thanksgiving Turkey Oyster Dressing Stuffing Recipe ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Braised Beef Short Ribs Tomatoes & Red Wine Recipe

  In our fast-paced world, it can be a relief to come across something that's better for being slower. And that can certainly be true for preparing meals, with some of the most delicious, satisfying cold-weather main dishes resulting from slow, gentle stewing or braising. Take the beef short ribs that star in the recipe I share here. Braised Beef Short Ribs Tomatoes & Red Wine Recipe ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Marbled Pound Cake with Chocolate Glaze Recipe

  By the time many of you read this, we'll have already elected a new U.S. President. All the debates and TV ads are over, and the nation can move ahead with the important business of getting ready for the holidays. During big election seasons, it always strikes me that one way you can get people to put partisanship aside is to feed them. That's especially true if you offer dessert. When I want a sweet treat everyone can agree on, I make pound cake. Marbled Pound Cake with Chocolate Glaze Recipe ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Deep-Dish Pumpkin Pie with Cranberry Marmalade

  It may be one of the most popular American desserts from Halloween through Thanksgiving and into the New Year. But not everyone loves pumpkin pie. I ll be the first to admit that I didn't like it when I first came to the United States. It struck me as too sweet, and the smooth, spiced filling seemed slightly monotonous. I prefer subtle contrasts in the food I cook and eat, the yin and yang of hot and cold, soothing and spicy, sweet and tangy, soft and crunchy. So, I wondered, how could I make a more complex, balanced pumpkin pie. Deep-Dish Pumpkin Pie with Cranberry Marmalade ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Sauteed Pork Tenderloin Strips in Paprika-Mushroom Cream Sauce

  Suppertime feels more and more important as autumn closes in. As the weather grows cooler and night comes earlier, your ability to serve a warm, sustaining meal can seem crucial. A lot of people assume, though, that cooking a heartwarming dinner has to take lots of time. After all, quick cooking methods help you avoid the heat of the kitchen, making fast dishes ideal for summer. So the opposite must be true for fall. Right? Not necessarily. Sauteed Pork Tenderloin Strips in Paprika-Mushroom Cream Sauce ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon in Baked Potato Boats

  The beauty of brunch is that it's all about ease -- dishes you can make quickly, or in advance, or with very little effort; and casual styles of serving food, encouraging guests to help themselves. My recipe for Baked Potatoes with Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon is just that sort of star for your brunch table -- a neat one-dish combination of morning eggs and potatoes. Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon in Baked Potato Boats ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Grandma's Italian Ravioli Austrian Style

  With Columbus Day being celebrated this Monday, Oct. 13, it's the time of year when everyone feels at least a little bit Italian. Of course, that's not difficult, considering the widespread availability and popularity of Italian food. Grandma's Italian Ravioli Austrian Style ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  Small, individually portioned cakes have been around for at least two centuries, and every American grownup I know remembers them fondly from childhood. But over the last several years, they've evolved to become the hottest bakeshop craze, with cupcake boutiques popping up everywhere and charging premium prices for rich, tender little cakes in a wide range of vivid flavors, topped with mountains of frosting. Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Chicken Breasts with Raisins and Couscous

  The recipe I share with you here features chicken breast, which also reflects the desire many home cooks have these days to cook lighter, lower-fat fare. The simple recipe, with its appealing combination of tart dried raisins, fresh sweet grapes, dry white wine and sweet dessert wine, grated lemon zest, fresh sage, and a bed of the tiny grain-shaped pasta known as couscous, reflects the exotic melting pot that the Mediterranean has been down through the centuries. Chicken Breasts with Raisins and Couscous ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomato Gratin

  So, what do you cook for the early weeks of fall? How do you cook with the seasons, a popular culinary concept these days, when the seasons are changing? One of my favorite solutions is to create a gratin of summer vegetables. Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomato Gratin ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Saffron Risotto with Shrimp

  These days, risotto at home seems almost as common as pasta. Cooks everywhere have discovered that making it successfully is simply a matter of having the right ingredients, adding good broth and seasonings, and stirring, stirring, stirring. Saffron Risotto with Shrimp ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Smoked Gouda and Prosciutto Panini

  Panini (the word means little breads) are, in fact, nothing more than Italian-style grilled cheese sandwiches. What's the difference? Not much, really. But the small details open up a wealth of creative possibilities. Smoked Gouda and Prosciutto Panini ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Grilled Lobster & Summer Vegetables with Spicy Herb Butter

  Even though many people nowadays love to grill year round, the Labor Day weekend has become the traditional official end of the summer grilling season. So now is the time to grill some lobster! Yes, I know lobster can be expensive. But once in a while we all want to splurge and reward ourselves a little. And now is just the right time to do it. Grilled Lobster & Summer Vegetables with Spicy Herb Butter ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Sake Marinated Tataki Beef Salad

  Many people shy away from eating beef during the summer. It's just too heavy to eat when the heat and humidity are already slowing you down. My answer to that dilemma, however, is to eat good beef in the lightest, coolest way possible: quickly pan seared, chilled in a marinade full of lively flavors, thinly sliced, and served with a crisp, cold salad. Sake Marinated Tataki Beef Salad ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Sauteed Halibut with Sweet Corn and Clam Ragout

Halibut is a perfect fish for letting your culinary fantasies run wild. Meaty yet very mild, moist, and tender, it goes well with so many different combinations of flavors. Make sure you purchase halibut that is wild-caught Pacific halibut from Alaska. (You can also try the recipe with long-line Pacific cod, striped bass, wild-caught red snapper from Hawaii, or almost any other sustainable fish you like.)   Sauteed Halibut with Sweet Corn and Clam Ragout ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe: Summer Cantaloupe Salad with Prosciutto, Burrata and Ice Wine Dressing

Cool Off with Cantaloupe. I think many Americans take cantaloupe for granted. The Italians have always seemed to have a better understanding of cantaloupe's potential.   Summer Cantaloupe Salad ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe Indian-Style Lamb on the Grill: Grilled Tandoori Lamb Chops

Many popular ethnic cuisines deserve a lot of the credit for this transformation. Of course, Italian, Greek, North African, and Middle Eastern cooking all do wonderful things with lamb. But to me, the lamb recipes of the Indian kitchen really stand out, featuring wonderfully fragrant spices that harmonize beautifully with the meat's sweet, rich flavor. My favorite Indian way of cooking lamb is in the style of tandoori, a cooking method named for the tandoor   Indian-Style Lamb on the Grill ... Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp with Apricot Mustard Sauce

Shrimp are such an excellent choice to start a summer grill party. Almost everyone loves them, and the hint of smoky flavor they get from the fire goes well with their naturally sweet taste. They're easy to prepare and cook quickly on the grill, so very little extra work yields a rapid, positive payoff.   Click Here to Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

In cooking, as in life, sometimes the simplest things can be the hardest to get absolutely right. For proof, look no further than one of the most popular appetizers in restaurants everywhere at this time of year: Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad. But how you select each main ingredient can impact the final results. Make the wrong choices, and you might wonder why everyone raves about the salad. Do it the right way, and everyone you serve it to will say you're the best cook ever.   Click Here to Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipes Grilled Tuna with Tomato-Mint Vinaigrette

Grilled Fish as good as steak. We're beginning to reach that point in summer when I regularly start telling people they ought to be grilling fish. Fish fillets are another matter. And meat lovers need not feel like they're missing out when fish stars on the menu.   Click Here to Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipes Asian Coleslaw and Smashed Red-Skinned Potato Salad

Side dishes such as Asian Coleslaw and Smashed Red-Skinned Potato Salad are an important part of backyard entertaining. Made in advance and fairly easy to prepare, these are the recipes that let creative home cooks excel in the open air. After all, anyone can sprinkle salt and pepper on a hamburger. Not everyone, however, can produce a side that has people coming back for seconds and thirds.   Click Here to Continue ...

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberries

Refreshingly cool, smooth, and silken, panna cotta is one of the best desserts for summer or at any time. And it's so easy. Flavored with a touch of vanilla, it's a perfect complement to fresh summer berries.   Click Here to Continue ...

Stuffed Zucchini Flower Tempura Recipe by Wolfgang Puck

One of the best reasons for going to the farmers' market is the chance it offers to find fresh seasonal items not ordinarily sold in supermarkets. Zucchini flowers are a perfect example.   Click Here to Continue ...

Fresh Cherries Jubilee Recipe by Wolfgang Puck

Usually, just rinsing cherries with cool water and putting it in a bowl does nicely. Sometimes, though, it's fun to do a little bit more, like putting it into a fruit salad, cobbler, or pie. Or you can take a page out of the book of the great French chef Auguste Escoffier and make Cherries Jubilee.   Click Here to Continue ...

Chicken Kabobs with Lemon & Thyme Recipe by Wolfgang Puck

An Easy Grill Favorite. Grilling season is in full force! I know this all too well, because people are already asking me for easy ideas that will help them create something new, different, delicious, and impressive when they cook outdoors. One excellent strategy is to make kabobs.   Click Here to Continue ...

Mediterranean Shrimp and Pasta Salad Recipe by Wolfgang Puck

Today, pasta salads can seem like a bit of an afterthought. "Oh, yeah," you hear people say. "I remember when they were popular." And you might detect a note of sadness in their voices, because many people still love pasta salads but are reluctant to admit it.   Click Here to Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipes Grilled Salmon Sandwiches

When it comes to grilling, most people still think of quickly cooked burgers, sausages, steaks, or chicken breasts, or more slowly, gently cooked ribs, brisket, or turkey breasts. But I'd like to suggest expanding your horizons with something that's quick and easy to grill: salmon fish fillets.   Click Here to Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipes Lamb Chops with Shallot Cream Sauce

Since the early days of Spago, one of my favorite ways to offer lamb chops has been to saute them and then prepare a quick pan sauce with chopped shallots, vinegar, white wine and cream, a recipe I first learned back in the early 1970s   Click Here to Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck Recipe Vanilla Pound Cake with Raspberry Compote

One of the ways you know that you've given the perfect gift is when the person who receives it wants to enjoy it again and again. By that definition, pound cake is an ideal treat for you to prepare for your mom, or your children's mom, this Mother's Day.   Click Here to Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck's Crustless Caramel Flan Cheesecake Recipe

Cheesecake is an all-American favorite, not to mention a classic in Italy and other countries where mild, creamy cheeses are mixed with eggs, sugar, and flavorings, then baked. Nowhere else but here in the U.S., however, does cheesecake continue to be adapted into a multitude of different creative treats.   Click Here to Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck's Wolfgang Puck Carrot and Ginger Soup Recipe

Next Tuesday, April 22, is Earth Day, an annual international event that, since 1970, has promoted awareness of our environment and the positive impact each of us can have on it if we try. That's certainly true for those of us who love to cook and eat good food. In all of my restaurants, I'm committed to using fresh, natural, organic ingredients, produced through sustainable and humane farming and fishing practices. No other approach better safeguards our planet or sustains our health and our quality of life.   Click Here to Continue ...

Pork Loin with Thai Sauce and Papaya Salad Recipe by Wolfgang Puck

One of my favorite surprises as a chef, and also as someone who loves delicious, beautifully cooked food, has been the growing popularity of Asian cuisine. I quickly fell in love with Thai cuisine and its combinations of seasonings offering dishes like Pork Loin with Thai Sauce and Papaya Salad on the menu at Spago. . . .   Click Here to Continue

New York Steak with Wasabe Sauce Recipe by Wolfgang Puck

When it comes to cooking at home steak seems more seasonal. People wait until the weather is warm enough for them to throw steaks on the outdoor grill. And that's a shame, because steaks are actually easy to cook indoors. . . .   Click Here to Continue

Pizza for Easter Brunch PIZZA WITH SCRAMBLED EGGS AND SMOKED SALMON Wolfgang Puck's Kitchen

If you're trying to think of something different but perfect to serve for Easter brunch this year, or for brunch any time you want to surprise your guests, let me suggest pizza. Pizza? But I'm not talking here about the usual pizza with tomato sauce, cheese, and maybe pepperoni ...   Click Here to Continue ...


Potato soup sounds to most people like one of the humblest dishes you could imagine.But there's nothing humble about my approach to potato soup.   Click Here to Continue ...


So many people still seem to believe that pasta is strictly Italian. Yes, they know that central Europeans and Asians eat all kinds of noodles. But noodles are noodles, they think, and pasta is pasta. It doesn't matter to them that the word "pasta" simply means a "paste," referring to the flour-and-water dough from which any kind of pasta or noodle is made.   Click Here to Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck's Pan-Roasted Chicken with Whole-Grain Mustard and Port

You know a recipe you've cooked is a classic when people remember it and crave it years, or even decades, after they first ate it. That's what happened with me recently when an old friend, a business mogul who had lived in London for many years and just moved back to California, stopped by for dinner at Spago in Beverly Hills. "Can you make me that chicken you used to make with the whole-grain mustard sauce?" he asked.   Click Here to Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck's Chunky Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Yes, I call it a soup, mainly because I like to serve it in a soup bowl. But the soup is so chockfull of chicken and vegetables, all coated in a thick and creamy broth, that if you ladled it into shallower bowls or plates you could be forgiven for swearing it was a delicious stew.   Click Here to Continue ...

Wolfgang Puck's Fettuccine with Clams

Fortunately for me, we lived in southern Austria, not far from Italy. So, when I did eat shellfish, I got to know one of the world's best ways to prepare them: as the Italians do, quickly cooked with olive oil and butter, white wine, lots of garlic, and a pinch of hot pepper flakes, then tossed with pasta.  Click Here to Continue ...


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