Talk Food Festival: Brian Hill

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 10:45am

Chef to the celebrities, Chef Brian Hill, came to "The Talk" for The Talk Food Festival.  He showed the ladies some scrumptious budget and health friendly recipes that will leave you satisfied!  

Classic Rock Pan Seared Salmon Patty 

Let's start with the salmon patty...You'll need 1 ½ pounds of fresh salmon (cooking it to a medium or medium rare). Allow it to cool. Then add it into a LARGE mixing bowl with  1 cup of bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon of crab seasoning, 1 teaspoon of black pepper , ½ cup of chopped green onions (scallions),  ½ cup of coconut milk,  1 egg, and now mix with your hands (those are your best tools).  Now mold your patties about 2 inches.

After finishing your patties, it's time to pan sear!  In a 10 inch sauté pan, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and turn your pan up to medium until it starts to smoke. Add 3 patties at a time (don't crowd your pan).  Sautee until golden brown on each side. Done.

Yields 5-7 patties and should cost you about $21-25.

Tomato & Papaya Relish

You'll need 4 cups of tomato (medium to large diced ), 3 cups of Papaya (medium diced ), ½ cup of chopped green onions (scallions) , 1 cup of Cilantro, 2 pinches of cinnamon, ½ teaspoon of sea salt, 4 pinches of black pepper.  Mix this in a large bowl and then chill.

This will yield 8 servings and will cost you about $10.

Rustic Yam Soup

Roast or boil 4 large yams until soft (or about an hour). When your yams are done, run cold water over them and let stand for about 15 minutes.  Once the yams are cooled, remove the skin (which will be crazy easy by then).  In a large mixing bowl add your yams, 1 cup of coconut milk (this is Kosher and vegan ),  1 teaspoon of sea salt, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, then mash and mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Get your blender ready.   Add 1 cup of water before filling the blender half way with yams. Blend until smooth.  Then add to a medium sauce pot to warm through.   This soup is so yumsters and you'll love the flavors and the comfort it gives to your mouth. Done.

Yields about 8-12 and will cost you about $12.

Cognac Apple Cider

You'll need 4 parts Cognac, 2 parts apple cider and 2 pinches of cinnamon.  Shake and serve on ice. 

Yields 3-5 8oz drinks.

Recipes courtesy of Chef Brian Hill.

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