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Cook Like A Celebrity Chef With These Simple Recipes

Cook Like A Celebrity Chef With These Simple Recipes
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By Dudi Aureus
By Dudi Aureus
April 29, 2020
Bring out the kitchen goddess in you while self-quarantining with these easy-to-prepare dishes

Since the majority of us are opting to stay home these days, we might as well pick up a few more life skills, and eat well at the same time. Of course, you can have food from your favourite restaurants delivered to your home, but if you feel like stepping up your cooking game, here are a few celebrity chefs' go-to recipes that were also shared on Instagram. They are meant to be simple, giving you the opportunity to master some basic skills and gain more confidence in your cooking. 

1/6 Nigella Lawson's Spaghetti With Lemon And Garlic Breadcrumbs

This recipe is perfect for home cooks looking to put bread that's about to expire to good use. 


200 grams spaghetti or spaghettini
Salt for pasta water plus 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
15ml tablespoon regular olive oil
Zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon
Approx. 50 grams (½ cup) breadcrumbs
2 x 15ml tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
1 small clove garlic (peeled)
Black pepper (to taste)
1 small bunch fresh flatleaf parsley (chopped)


2/6 Gordon Ramsay's 10-Minute Stir-Fry

This is a good way to use up wilting vegetables in your fridge. Ingredients can also be swapped with whatever vegetables you currently have. It appears the amount required is flexible. As such, seasoned to taste and taste often. Round up the ingredients below and follow Ramsay's recipe here.


Ground beef
Leftover rice
Red onion
Red and yellow pepper
Snow peas
Spring onions/scallions
Bok choy
Soy sauce
Fish sauce (optional)

3/6 Eric Ripert's Two-in-One Lentil And Salmon Dish

You can cook the lentils and eat them on their own or with another meat of fish. If you do without the lardons and fish, this is still a tasty vegetarian dish. Find out how Ripert prepares this simple dish with this recipe.


1 salmon
1 pound (about 450g) of lentils
1 carrot, diced
5 cloves of garlic
1 small onion
Chicken stock (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

4/6 Pierre Hermé's Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cake Recipe

The secret to making this sumptuous cake is to use high-quality chocolate. And this version by the world's most famous pastry chef uses Valrhona's premium Guanaja chocolate. Simple to make, all you need to do is mix the ingredients in the order listed and bake in a buttered and floured cake tin at 180C for 30-35 minutes.


250g soft butter at room temperature
180g sugar
200g eggs
70g sifted flour
250g melted chocolate

5/6 Dominique Ansel's French Yoghurt Cake

This is another really easy cake recipe that needs only yoghurt and a few pantry staples. If you don't have a measuring cup, use the yoghurt container. Find Ansel's complete recipe and video walk-through over on his website.


1 container (7oz) yoghurt (plain full fat or Greek yoghurt)
2 (yoghurt) containers flour
1 (yoghurt) container sugar
1/2 a (yoghurt) container olive oil or vegetable oil
3 eggs
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt

6/6 Thomas Keller's Salmon And Spinach

This quick and easy recipe, from Keller's Masterclass series, only needs one piece of cookware.


2 pcs salmon (with the skin off)
1 bowl spinach
Olive oil


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