Michael Symon shares his favorite crowd-pleasing recipes, from casual family dinners to drinks night with the boys. Visiting with family members and chef friends to share stories and recipe secrets, Michael prepares delicious meals like spaghetti and meatballs, restaurant-worthy roasted chicken, and Sunday brunch inspired by the farmer's market. Simple, seasonal, and made with love, this is how an Iron Chef cooks at home.
Season 2, Episode 11

Mom's Recipes

Michael Symon's parents are in the kitchen, stirring up memories and Mom's best recipes. First up, one of Mama Symon's specialities: Italian Braised Beef with Root Vegetables and Rigatoni. On the side, Greek Feta and Cucumber Salad. For dessert, another Greek classic: Baklava. Did Michael behave as a child? Can the Iron Chef keep up with Mom on her signature recipes? Tune in to find out!

Monday
Feb 13
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 12

Brick Chicken

Michael Symon invites his sister over for dinner and a casual cooking lesson. Brick Grilled Chicken and Grilled Corn Salad make a simple, delicious meal his sister can serve her family on the busiest of weeknights. For dessert, Bruleed Banana Split with Whiskey Caramel is a childhood favorite with a grown-up twist.

Monday
Feb 13
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

Clambake Party

Get out your beach chairs, Michael Symon is cooking a Cleveland-style clambake! Michael visits his friends at the Lobster Place for the freshest seafood, then invites his chef buddy Jonathan Waxman over and kicks things off with a Beer Mojito and Grilled Oysters. The clambake continues with corn, sausage, clams and shrimp, all cooked up in a spicy wine broth. Chef Jonathan Waxman whips up a warm potato salad, a new take on an old classic and Michael shows the perfect dessert to bring this party together: an easy lime granita served with fresh watermelon. Time for some backyard fun!

Tuesday
Feb 14
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 10

Cast Iron

Michael Symon shows you everything you need to know about cooking in affordable cast iron pans, with delicious recipes and easy tips that will keep your pan in top performance, year after year. Chef Symon prepares his Cast Iron Ground Beef Pie, topped with creamy mashed potatoes and served with a simple arugula salad with red grapes and honey vinaigrette. For dessert, Michael swings by the farmers' market for another cast iron recipe, Blueberry Cobbler.

Tuesday
Feb 14
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Cooking with Friends

Michael Symon invites a friend over for dinner and drinks, but first he visits his favorite beer shop for the perfect IPA. The beer adds flavor and character to his Bloody Beer cocktail-nice and spicy with horseradish and jalapeno. Next up, Slow Roasted Beets with Buttermilk Blue Cheese, Watercress and Toasted Walnuts. For the main course, Chicken Thighs roasted with Kale and marcona almonds. Michael's buddy is going to love it, and so will you!

Wednesday
Feb 15
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 8

Burgers 'n' Shakes

Burgers, fries, Michael Symon and Bobby Flay -- sounds like the perfect combo meal! Michael travels to Brooklyn for some small-batch ice cream so Bobby can share his milkshake secrets. Then the two friends share tips on the perfect burger, and Bobby helps out with Michael's signature Lola Fries with Rosemary.

Wednesday
Feb 15
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Hog Wild

Go hog wild with Michael Symon as the chef pays tribute to one of his favorite foods: pork. There's a bacon vinaigrette on his Spinach Salad with mushrooms, and he finishes the salad with a farm fresh fried egg he picks up on a visit to a community farm. Then Michael goes whole-hog with a Pork Pie filled with ground pork, bacon and potatoes, all baked in a traditional lard crust. That flaky crust is equally delicious with sweet fillings, like Chef Symon's bubbly Apple Pie.

Thursday
Feb 16
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 6

One Pot Wonders

Michael Symon shares his love of one-pot wonders like his luscious Pot Roast, beef brisket braised in beer then topped with mint, lemon zest, and a spicy Celery Giardiniera. To serve alongside, Michael visits the farmer's market for freshly ground polenta, and explores a local distillery where he picks up gin for a Negroni.

Thursday
Feb 16
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Brunch with Lizzie

Michael Symon celebrates the weekend with his wife Lizzie, with a fresh brunch inspired by the farmer's market. Lizziebakes up Michael's favorite granola, while Michael whips up Grilled Peaches with Honey, Yogurt, and Mint. Poached Eggs & Crab English Muffins and Maple Pecan Bacon are also on the menu, with Lizzie's Meyer Lemon and Basil FIzz washes it all down.

Friday
Feb 17
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 4

Better with Bacon

Everything is better with bacon! Michael Symon celebrates the virtues of bacon in a surprisingly balanced menu that includes dessert! Join Michael as he visits his butcher for house-smoked bacon to use in his Double Trouble Meatloaf, Peas and Bacon, and fudgey Bacon and Pecan Brownies. Don't miss his tour of an artisanal chocolate factory as he sources the perfect bittersweet bar for those brownies.

Friday
Feb 17
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Southern Favorites

Michael Symon cooks up a soul-satisfying Southern spread, complete with Fried Chicken, Braised Greens and Bread Pudding. A few easy tricks elevate these classics from simple to spectacular and a frosty Kentucky Mule sends the meal over the top.

Monday
Feb 20
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 3

Mezze

Michael Symon has a delicious game plan for his next party: mezze! Join Michael as he sources fresh ingredients from a garden in the sky. On the roof of a New York restaurant, this is farm-to-table in the extreme! Featuring Greek almond dip (Skordalia), golden Zucchini Fritters (Keftedes), Roasted Cauliflower and an Ouzo Lemon Spritzer inspired by the rooftop garden's refreshing mojito.

Monday
Feb 20
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Comforting Classics

Michael Symon prepares his favorite comfort food menu, and visits the chef who inspired it all. Roasted Chicken pops with vibrant Salsa Verde and Fried Potatoes With Spicy Aioli are satisfyingly crunchy and creamy. For dessert, Michael's untraditional technique for Molten Chocolate Cakes renders warm chocolate heaven in minutes. A glass of Rose wine is the perfect pairing for this simple, comforting meal.

Tuesday
Feb 21
7am | 6c

COOK LIKE AN IRON CHEF

KITCHEN COMFORT

Elevate your home cooking to Iron Chef status with our easy recipes for comfort classics.
Cook Comfort Favorites

Most Popular Recipes

All Symon's Suppers Recipes

Creamy Polenta

Shaved Asparagus Salad

Cast-Iron Blueberry Cobbler

"Cleveland Style" Clambake

Italian Braised Beef with Root Vegetables

Maple Pecan Bacon

Braised Cabbage

Braised Veal Shanks with Gremolata

Sherla's Southern Greens

Grilled Oysters

Peach Almond Crumble

Ouzo Lemon Spritzer

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Fruit

Peach and Blue Cheese Salad

Roasted Chicken with Salsa Verde

Bloody Beer

Yia Yia's Neapolitan Sauce

Spinach Salad with Fried Egg, Bacon and Mushrooms

Lola Fries with Rosemary

Fried Potatoes with Spicy Aioli

Mexican Chocolate Milkshake

Spicy Marinated Celery (Giardiniera)

Arugula and Grape Salad

Lamb Bolognese

Pork Pie

Kentucky Mule

Peas and Bacon

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Michael Symon

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