'Bobby Flay' on Serious Eats

Bobby Flay's Skate Amandine with Preserved Lemon

Last week, when celebrating Julia Child's100th birthday, I started craving that famous dish that she described as an early culinary epiphany while in France: sole meuniere. It is one of the best and simplest fish preparations in the world, with its nutty brown butter and burst of lemon juice. Amandine is a variation that uses sliced almonds, and this recipe from Bobby Flay takes it a step further with preserved lemons in place of lemon juice. More

Cook the Book: Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Crunch and Bourbon-Maple Whipped Cream

For a very special Thanksgiving-themed episode of Throwdown!, Bobby Flay showed down with Michele Albano of Michele's Pies for a Pumpkin Pie bake-off. As someone who has always preferred pecan to pumpkin when it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, I have to say that Bobby's pie was the best of both worlds. It had the ideal ratio of pumpkin flavor cut with the warmth of brown sugar and molasses. And I'd be happy eating anything topped with that fantastic Bourbon-Maple Whipped Cream and Cinnamon Crunch. More

Cook the Book: Bobby Flay's Spaghetti and Meatballs

So far this week we've been featuring the winning recipes from Bobby Flay's Throwdown!, but judging by the caliber of Bobby Flay and his formidable competitors I had a feeling that the losing recipes were worth a try as well. To test my theory I opted to try Bobby Flay's version of Spaghetti and Meatballs, a lighter take on this Italian-American staple that ended up losing out to Mike Maroni's grandma's meatballs. More

Cook the Book: Melba Wilson's Southern Fried Chicken and Eggnog Waffles

It's a shame that Bobby Flay had to go all the way uptown to Harlem for his Chicken and Waffles Throwdown! since there was no way he could possibly beat Melba Wilson's. On paper the recipe looks like the work of a mad woman—mustard and buttermilk soaked fried chicken piled on top of waffles made with eggnog in place of cream, all finished with sweet strawberry butter and even sweeter maple syrup, but somehow, when all of the elements come together (and are doused with syrup) it's insane in the most delicious way. More

Cook the Book: The Throwdown Cocktail

On the Cocktails episode of Throwdown, Flay found himself pitted against Tobin Ellis, Vegas bartender extraordinaire. It was one of those challenges where Flay shouldn't have stood a chance but thanks to a consult with cocktail guru Dale Degroff, Flay was able to come up with a rum-based cocktail took the prize. With sweet chunks of pineapple, herbal notes from basil and mint, a spicy ginger syrup, and rich float of coconut cream, The Thowndown Cocktail won the judges over. I mixed up a pitcher of these Throwdown!-inspired cocktails at home—it only took one sip to figure out why Flay was the winner of this challenge. The mix was sweet and tropical, but with enough bright and sour notes to keep it from being cloying. More

Bolo Burger

The following recipe is from the July 1 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! When it comes down to it there are really only two schools of hamburger philosophy. The... More

The Mesa Grill Burger

The Mesa Grill Burger, from Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Cookbook, is a cheeseburger with a flavor boost. Extra cheddar cheese, sweet and crunchy Vidalia onions, and a horseradish mustard all make for good accompaniments. Flay advises to be sure not... More

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