The Best Recipes from Chuck's Eat the Street


Chuck gathers recipes from the country's top chefs so you can whip up a restaurant-quality meal at home.


Coconut Cake

This sky-high cake packs intense coconut flavor: Three layers of moist coconut cake are stacked between layers of coconut custard, then topped with cream cheese frosting and toasted flakes.

Get the Recipe: Coconut Cake

Grilled Pork Chops with Calvados Demi-Glace and Maple-Bacon Almonds

The apple brandy calvados serves as a tangy, sweet, contrasting flavor to the rich chops, while bacon almonds provide an addictive crunch.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Pork Chops with Calvados Demi-Glace and Maple-Bacon Almonds

Taro Root Snow Cream

Forget the inside scoop. Get the inside ribbon on this inventive dessert that tastes like ice cream and shaved ice combined. 

Get the Recipe: Taro Root Snow Cream

Farm Egg and Kale Tartines

Egg salad is delicious, but sometimes it needs a little assistance to turn it into a full meal. This tartine is salad squared, thanks to the addition of kale tossed with carrot-cider vinaigrette.

Get the Recipe: Farm Egg and Kale Tartines

Lamb Belly with Peas, Fava Beans and Cashew-Date Romesco

Sure, you've had pork belly, but have you tried lamb belly? After a char on the grill, the meat rests on top of a very green mix of fresh sugar snap peas and fava beans.

Get the Recipe: Lamb Belly with Peas, Fava Beans and Cashew-Date Romesco

Steak Torta

Sometimes you just need a sandwich, and the hearty steak torta from Manny's in Minneapolis will always hit the spot. 

Get the Recipe: Steak Torta

Gulf Red Snapper with Acorn Squash, Savoy Cabbage and Creamy Squash Sauce

Fall flavors come together for a perfect date-night dish. Crispy-skinned red snapper, cabbage and acorn squash are an impressive trifecta of flavors.

Get the Recipe: Gulf Red Snapper with Acorn Squash, Savoy Cabbage and Creamy Squash Sauce

Skinny Pizza with Butternut Squash, Roasted Tomatoes and Kale Pesto

Say "Kale, yeah!" to a new spin on pesto. With all of the flavorful ingredients on top of this homemade pizza, it tastes just as good as skinny feels.

Get the Recipe: Skinny Pizza with Butternut Squash, Roasted Tomatoes and Kale Pesto

Foie Gras PB and J

You probably don't buy foie gras on the regular, but it's worth splurging for an upscale twist on your favorite childhood food. Save it for your birthday and you'll never have a better party.

Get the Recipe: Foie Gras PB and J

Baked Grits with Parmesan Sauce, Mushrooms and Ham

Trade out a box of pasta for cheesy baked grits smothered in mushrooms, ham and creamy Parmesan sauce.

Get the Recipe: Baked Grits with Parmesean Sauce, Mushrooms and Ham

Poo-Yie Fries (Cajun Poutine)

The kicked-up Cajun version of Chuck's Canadian staple poutine has slow-braised beef, extra vinegar and some underlying heat. Warning: It's very addictive.

Get the Recipe: Poo-Yie Fries (Cajun Poutine)

Pot Roast with Mashed Potatoes and Horseradish Gremolata

This isn't your grandmother's pot roast. The horseradish gremolata will tickle your senses while the fall-apart-tender beef warms you from the inside out.

Get the Recipe: Pot Roast with Mashed Potatoes and Horseradish Gremolata

Japanese Fried Chicken

Classic fried chicken legs and thighs are given an Asian spin thanks to a marinade which includes soy sauce, rice vinegar and scallions.

Get the Recipe: Japanese Fried Chicken

Sasquatch Burger

Got an appetite that can rival Bigfoot's? This mushroom and bacon burger — served on crisp Texas toast with a mayo, mustard and butter — can satisfy even the heartiest eaters.

Get the Recipe: Sasquatch Burger

Gulf Crab with Avocado and Citrus Compote

Fresh crab meat has a mild, faintly sweet flavor that perks up when it's hit with citrus, such as the orange and grapefruit juice used in this recipe. Avocado's meaty thickness gives this dish a healthy richness that's pleasantly fresh.

Get the Recipe: Gulf Crab with Avocado and Citrus Compote

Hummus Pie

Traditional Middle Eastern meals often feature hummus and pita bread–-so they're perfectly suited together in this unusual pizza. Za'atar, a smoky spice blend, makes for a wonderfully crunchy finish to this creative dish.

Get the Recipe: Hummus Pie

Veal Chop with Cheddar Grits and Roasted Cauliflower

Cooking veal chops in a hot saute pan allows them to develop an even, golden, crispy crust. Don't flip them too often; allowing too much air into the pan will prevent them from browning properly.

Get the Recipe: Veal Chop with Cheddar Grits and Roasted Cauliflower

Spiny Lobster Ceviche

This cool and creamy ceviche — zipped up with lime juice and red pepper flakes — will send you straight to the Caribbean. Serve in a coconut to amp up the tropical feeling.

Get the Recipe: Spiny Lobster Ceviche

Elk Tenderloin

The chefs at Coyote Café in Santa Fe, Calif., give this all-American protein a bit of international flair by adding Mexican beer and Chinese hoisin sauce to the marinade. A creamy mushroom dressing keeps the typically lean cut juicy without overpowering the meat.

Get the Recipe: Elk Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

Fisherman's Tea (Soup)

If this robust soup — loaded with hearty potatoes, salt beef and flaky cod — can keep out-at-sea anglers cozy, it can certainly keep our bellies warm.

Get the Recipe: Fisherman's Tea (Soup)

Tomahawk Steak with Sauteed Spinach

Let the beefy flavors of this massive steak shine — simply season with a bit of salt and pepper, then sear in the broiler to give it a steakhouse-quality crust.

Get the Recipe: Tomahawk Steak and Sauteed Spinach

Smoked Lamb Ham

Eat slices of this cured and smoked lamb alone as a snack or toss with greens to create a full meal.

Get the Recipe: Smoked Lamb Ham

Schokolade Palatschinken

The complicated name of this German crepe may be hard to pronounce, but we can easily sum up the dish in one word: indulgent. Lined with dulce de leche and stuffed with fresh strawberries and bananas, the chocolate crepes are taken over the top with a raspberry coulis and chocolate ganache.

Get the Recipe: Shokolade Palatschinke

Watermelon Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Featuring sweet watermelon, savory feta cheese and a tart pomegranate vinaigrette, this bright summer salad is complex in flavor, but it's a breeze to whip up.

Get the Recipe: Watermelon Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette


Invented in San Francisco, this hearty stew is packed with succulent seafood cooked in garlicky marinara sauce.

Get the Recipe: Cioppino

Lemon Curd Aebelskivers

Rolled in a special pan and topped with a tangy lemon curd, these fluffy Danish pancakes are delightful for breakfast or as dessert.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Curd Aebelskivers

Stuffed Swordfish

Dense, meaty swordfish is perfect for stuffing. A crab and shrimp filling gives the dish extra seafood flavor, which is absorbed by the bed of garlic mashed potatoes.

Get the Recipe: Stuffed Swordfish

Corn Torte with Red and Green Chile Sauce

Two chile sauces — one made from green chiles and the other from red guajillos — add a double dose of spice to this Mexican torte, which boasts a fluffy and creamy texture that’s like a cross between cornbread and corn pudding.

Get the Recipe: Corn Torte with Red and Green Chile Sauce

Seafood Paella

Spanish paella is highly customizable, and Puerto Rico’s Siglo XX restaurant gives the rice dish a distinct Caribbean edge by showcasing tropical seafood like gilthead fish and langoustines.

Get the Recipe: Seafood Paella

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