Most people who know Gordon Ramsay, or are at least familiar with him, know him as the angry chef who yells at people, swears a lot and is never happy with anything. That’s really a shame though because Gordon Ramsay is actually a really friendly guy with a real passion for food. All he wants to do is teach people how to make better food on their own. There are plenty of people out there who are intimidated by the kitchen. “I can’t even boil water!” is their usual refrain. Unfortunately, those people often don’t want to learn new recipes because they feel intimidated like it would be too much work or they would get something wrong. the thing is, though, cooking is all about making mistakes because it’s an essential part of learning. You’re never going to get anywhere in the kitchen if you don’t take risks, try new things, and cook new dishes. It doesn’t even have to be that hard. Even Gordon Ramsay, a professional chef, can acknowledge that home cooking isn’t always perfect. However, by trying more advanced recipes from time to time, you can learn some really great and useful techniques. With these techniques in your back pocket, you can go on to make even better dishes in the future. so go on and give it a try. You might find that cooking is not only easier, but more fun than you ever imagined. Also, all of your end results are food, and everyone loves to eat, even if the final product is a little bit imperfect. So go ahead and take a shot at the top 10 famous Gordon Ramsay dishes.
10. Fish Cakes with Anchovy Dressing
There’s an episode of Kitchen Nightmares from back when it was only on the BBC where Gordon Ramsay finds himself in a struggling restaurant that serves fish cakes as one of its main dishes. Ramsay quickly notes that these fish cakes, served from frozen, are flavorless, and have no visual flair to make people want to eat them. After all, a fish cake can be a beautiful thing, full of color and flavors that all compliment each other perfectly. It only makes sense, then, that Gordon Ramsay would share his recipe for fish cakes, along with an anchovy dressing. These fish cakes combine the delicious flavors of both fresh salmon and smoked haddock, along with lemon, thyme, and parsley, with potatoes and bread crumbs to create fish cakes that are both light and packed with flavor. As for the anchovy dressing, Ramsay combines marinated anchovies with capers, parsley, and shallots to create a bright, acidic dressing to perfectly compliment the milder and more hearty flavor of the fish cakes. Most people might be turned off the idea of a cake made of fish, as well as a dressing made with anchovies, but when it comes to cooking something delicious, you have to trust the expert. After all, would Gordon Ramsay ever steer anyone wrong when it comes to making something delicious? Get the recipe here.
9. Roast Chicken
A good roast chicken is one of the most common meals in the world. It’s delicious, hearty, and always welcome at any dinner table, even among the pickiest eaters. However, despite its popularity, few people really know how to make a really, truly great roast chicken. While it can be tricky to get every part of the process exactly right, there are some great recipes out there that will give you the basics you need for roasting the perfect chicken every time. One of those recipes happens to belong to Gordon Ramsay. Obviously, a chef with as much experience under his belt as Ramsay would have a roast chicken recipe, and you can trust that it’s going to be great, as long as you follow the steps in his recipe and make sure you use the best, freshest ingredients. Ramsay’s roast chicken is actually deceptively simple, utilizing just a few extra ingredients to highlight the real star of the show: the chicken. The recipe also includes a chickpea stuffing which helps to enhance the flavor of the bird. Overall, roast chicken is a recipe that anyone should be able to make and using Gordon Ramsay’s recipe is sure to impress people. IT might be a challenge at first if you’ve never tackled something like this before, but learning how to make a meal as universal as roast chicken is sure to lead you to bigger and better things in your future. Get the recipe here.
8. Herb Omelette
Knowing how to make an omelette is another essential skill to have in the kitchen. After all, there might not be a more popular breakfast item than a well-made omelette. Omelettes are also great because they demand customization. You can put almost any food item you can think of in an omelette and it is going to taste amazing. So it only makes sense that as a professional chef, Gordon Ramsay has made his share of omelettes. One of the best ones he has ever produced actually happens to be very simple. It’s also a good way to learn some good omelette techniques. For Gordon Ramsay’s version of this amazingly easy and somehow impressive breakfast dish, all you need are eggs, tomatoes, and whichever herbs you like best (Ramsay recommends parsley, chervil, and chives). The best thing about this omelette is that it is tasty and vegetarian, so if you have friends that don’t eat meat this is a great option to make for them. The key to making a good omelette, besides breaking .a few eggs, is practice. Omelettes are famously tricky because of the flipping, but really when it comes down to it, it’s a skill that’s easy to master and so good to have in your back pocket. Mastering an omelette can lead to other great culinary works like a frittata or even a great quiche. All it takes is some persistence, patience, and usually a dozen eggs. So get cracking and get the full recipe here.
7. Meatball Subs
A meatball sub is practically the perfect sandwich, isn’t it? What’s not to love about these hearty, filling, and delicious sandwiches? First, you’ve got good, solid meatballs, which are always a winner. After all, who doesn’t love meat in spherical form? No one, that’s who. Next, you have rich, delicious tomato sauce. It’s practically a given that tomato sauce will make almost anything taste better right away. Don’t believe us? Eat a bowl of plain noodles then tell us what they were missing. Then, you have cheese. What can we say about cheese besides the fact that it makes everything way, way better? Cheese is the lifeblood of any dish. It’s the blanket that is laid on top of the bed of flavors. It just makes life worth living. Finally, one of the most underrated components of any sandwich, the bread. A good crusty roll can be the make or break moment for any meatball sub. If you’ve never tried to make your own and have only ever gotten meatball subs from subway, then you absolutely have to try making Gordon Ramsay’s version of a meatball sub. Not only does his recipe tell you how to make meatballs from scratch, but it will also help you to understand what makes a meatball great and how to p[roper ly cook them to get the best flavor profile. You have to try these for yourself! Get the recipe here.
6. Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Trying to find new things to make for dinner can be a difficult task. Often, people will end up resigned to eating the same things over and over again, simply because they are cheap, easy to make, and do the job of filling their belly. However, no human can eat the same thing day in and day out and be truly happy. Variety is truly the spice of life, and trying new recipes to incorporate into your weekly routine is a great way to break out of a dietary rut. You need look no further than the recipes of Gordon Ramsay, as he is a man who knows how to make even simple dishes taste amazing. One thing that he makes that would be a great recipe to have in your own repertoire is stuffed pork tenderloin. Pork tenderloin is a great cut of meat: it is tender juicy, and actually relatively inexpensive. There are so many things you can do with it, but Ramsay’s method of making it with a hearty manchego and membrillo stuffing is an excellent way to enhance the flavor of the pork while getting some other great flavors in there as well. This is a great recipe to learn the technique of butterflying meat for stuffing. You might not like manchego or membrillo, but you can branch off from this recipe and try all kinds of things to stuff your pork with: fruits, bread, vegetables, the possibilities are endless! Use your imagination and go from there. Get the recipe here.
5. Mini Chocolate Tarts
When it’s time for dessert, there’s only one way to make everyone happy: chocolate. Whether it’s chocolate cake, ice cream, or even just some good old-fashioned bonbons, it’s hard for people to resist chocolate’s siren song. Aside from the classic desserts though, how can you make chocolate more interesting? What can you do that no one will be expecting? After all, chocolate cake is usually a winner, but it’s played out. Everyone’s had enough chocolate cake by the time they’re grown up. They want something different. How can you give them that? Well, for one thing, you could try Gordon Ramsay’s chocolate tarts. That’s right, the famous chef isn’t just known for his amazing entrees. He’s also known for his wonderful desserts. After all, Ramsay likes to be versatile, and there’s no more versatility than knowing how to make the perfect meal and topping it off with a great dessert. These chocolate tarts may take some effort, but the end result will be amazing. Plus, you can use them as an opportunity to hone your skills with baking. some people are intimidated by baking. They figure that they’ll get one thing wrong and ruin the whole thing. Well, the truth is, that can happen, but if you follow the instructions closely and use your knowledge and focus, you can make something great, and everyone will love it. Get the recipe here.
4. Butter Chicken
Butter chicken is probably one of the most popular dishes in England. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be either. Butter chicken is one of the most delicious and rich meals you can have. The combination of Indian spices with the rich, creamy tomato sauce combined with some good basmati rice and maybe some naan on the side makes for one of the most satisfying meals you can think of. However, there’s no reason that you have to call an Indian restaurant and get this as takeout. Why do that when you can easily learn to make your own butter chicken at home? Luckily, Gordon Ramsay has a butter chicken recipe that is absolutely amazing and can really teach you some good lessons about seasoning and enhancing the flavor of your dishes. This classic dish utilizes a spice blend from India called garam masala. This spice blend is essential to Indian cooking, so if you find it on the supermarket shelf, make sure to pick some up. It will last in your cupboard and can open up so many meal opportunities for you. Another great tip when making this dish is to make it ahead of time. If you do, then the chicken can have a chance to marinate in the sauce and pick up a lot more of those flavors. This is the kind of meal that can satisfy anyone’s hunger. Not only that, but if you have leftovers, it’s great as lunch the next day. The rich aromas will; fill your kitchen up and may make your mouth water. While there are a lot of ingredients, and it can seem like a daunting task at first, the final product will be more than worth it. Get the recipe here.
3. Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta
There may be no vegetable more maligned than the lowly brussel sprout. Put it on someone’s plate and you’re likely to receive a look of disgust, a wrinkled nose, and a refused dinner. There aren’t many ways to make these little mini cabbages any better, but what if there actually was? Count on Gordon Ramsay to take the vegetable that no one can stand and make it not only much better but the star of the show. How does he accomplish such a feat? By doing the one thing that can make any dish better, no matter how bland, boring, or unappetizing: add bacon to it. Specifically, add pancetta, a fancier type of bacon. This brussel sprout dish is also accented by chestnuts, which not only add a nice flavor profile, but also texture. This recipe also utilizes a secret weapon in any dish, one that any chef should always keep in mind: lemon zest. It’s true that most home cooks might not think about adding lemon zest. After all, it’s an ingredient that doesn’t get used all that much in home-cooked recipes, but why not? Lemon zest is the perfect way to add a little bit of lemon flavor without adding the acidity of lemon juice. It’s a good thing to have in the back of your mind for almost any recipe, be it a meat or a vegetable. Mastering this recipe will give you the knowledge to make a great side dish in the future, whether it involves brussel sprouts or not. Get the recipe here.
2. Healthy Full English Breakfast
There’s no better way to start the day than with a giant breakfast. After all, it can achieve two goals, depending on what you’re planning to do. It can give you a lot of fuel to accomplish many different things throughout your day, or it can be a great hangover cure. What you do with a full breakfast is up to you. However, you should always know what goes into making a big breakfast, especially if you’re going to be cooking for other people (and let’s face it, if you have the opportunity to make breakfast for someone, then you really have to get it right). Luckily Gordon Ramsay has a great recipe for a full English breakfast. You may not be able to find everything you need for an actual English breakfast unless you live in England, but learning the basics of making one will help you in making any breakfasts you eat throughout your life. This version of an English breakfast is actually slightly healthier than the traditional one you may have seen photos of online. It utilizes back bacon, a cut of bacon with less fat on it, poached eggs, and a portobello mushroom cap. Despite the lack of greasy bacon and black pudding, you’ll still probably be able to impress someone with this meal, especially if you include the on-the-vine tomatoes that Gordon calls for. Get the recipe here.
1. Beef Wellington
When it comes to dinners that are truly going to impress people, there might not be a more perfect dish than beef wellington. It might seem like an intimidating dinner to make, but really, just putting in the effort and listening to some good advice on how to make it perfect can result in one of the best dishes you might ever serve in your life. Of course, there’s no better source for a good beef wellington recipe than Gordon Ramsay himself. After all, you have to trust them aster when it comes to foods that originated in Britain. Gordon Ramsay’s beef wellington might seem like a more advanced dish for inexp[erienced cooks, but there is nothing gained when nothing is ventured. Ramsay’s recipe for beef wellington combines some truly amazing flavors into one incredible dish that’s sure to be the hit of the holiday season or any time you choose to make it. Although, we would suggest making a dish this hearty in the winter months, as it’s the perfect kind of meal to warm you up from the cold. Beef Wellington, of course, involves wrapping a good cut of beef, in this case, a nice beef tenderloin, along with a mixture of sauteed mushrooms, thyme, and other seasonings, and wrapping them up in puff pastry. Ramsay’s beef wellington goes a step further using parma ham to enhance the other flavors and bring in another protein. His recipe also includes a red wine sauce, which would be a great way to try your hand at making a pan sauce for the first time. Get the recipe here.