Everyone's asking for the recipes I prepared on Bravo Tv's hit new show Rocco's Dinner Party so here they are, plus Rocco's input on them. Winning Rocco's Dinner Party is such an achievement and the experience of a lifetime!
The Chicken Amore- Signature Dish Winner
Rocco has this to say- "Jen brought her Chicken Amore to the table, although a few seconds late. I forgave her tardiness (and the fact she made a huge smoky mess in my kitchen) after I tasted her dish. In a word: Spectacular. More words: The wonderfully flavorful chicken breasts were sautéed accompanied by spaghetti in a delicious red sauce. It’s a dish I have had a million times, and I know they say familiarity breed’s contempt, but not this time. Against all odds her dish was heart warming and delicious"
The Coco Loco Spritzer
Rocco's says- "Jen started us out with her Coco Loco Spritzer, made with vodka and coconut water. Everyone loved it too, and Joe said that if you want to drink alcohol and still diet, vodka is your best bet because it is the lowest of the low in sugar and carbs."
Rocco says-"But the best dish of the night was what she prepared to accommodate Jeff: Matzoh Brei. This traditional Passover dish is an omelet-like mixture of eggs and pieces of matzoh fried together. You can put other ingredients in it, like vegetables. It’s open to interpretation, and Jen’s was as Jeff put it: “Matzoh brei’s greatest moment!” It can be fattening too, but Jen brought hers in at 190 calories and 8 grams of fat.
Seared Shrimp with Tequila Agave Glaze and Avocado Mousse
Rocco Says- " It's a restaurant quality dish". (ps, this is a good thing)
BBQ Pork Tenderloin with Spanish Rice and Chicken Andouille
Rocco Says- "Jen’s Pork Tenderloin was a good choice. Pork tenderloin is moist and lower in calories and fat than other cuts of pork. But too much ketchup in the sauce can ruin the perfectly good taste of the meat, and in the opinion of a couple of my guests that’s what happened here. I loved the dish."