Gordon Ramsay defines the term "celebrity chef": He's the Scottish gourmand ubiquitous on popular foodie shows, including Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and MasterChef. As a restaurateur, he's known for his embrace of big flavors and delicious takes on classic foods. These eight recipes are some of our favorite Ramsay dishes that you can try at home. A few are rather decadent, but note that the chef's serving sizes are usually quite generous; feel free to halve the portions.
This recipe is an elegant but authentic take on pub food that Ramsay likes to include on all his pub menus. The clams are steamed in a splash of white wine and bacon fat, then served with crusty bread.
Per serving: 440 calories, 9g saturated fat, 5g carbohydrates, 27g protein, 0g fiber, 558mg sodium
Ramsay's simple pasta dish is ideal for summer but delicious year-round. It's a perfect example of how just a few ingredients can bring serious and complex flavor to the table.
Per serving: 585 calories, 11g saturated fat, 59g carbohydrates, 21g protein, 4g fiber, 687mg sodium
You can make these on the grill in warm weather, or indoors in a cast-iron grill pan. The cilantro-chili butter goes well with nearly any grilled meat or fish.
Per serving: 334 calories, 16g saturated fat, 4g carbohydrates, 13g protein, 1g fiber, 111mg sodium
This French-style meal is very rich and hearty, and using chicken legs rather than breasts helps them stay moist while braising.
Per serving: 624 calories, 13g saturated fat, 31g carbohydrates, 41g protein, 11g fiber, 157mg sodium
Serve Ramsay's baked rice pilaf with a piece of fish or a curry for a fresh and satisfying meal. Cinnamon, star anise, pistachios and plenty of herbs add a strong mix of flavors.
Per serving: 441 calories, 2g saturated fat, 62g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 3g fiber, 6mg sodium
Nostalgic and homey, a good chicken pie from scratch is hard to beat — though it does take some effort. Use a pie bird as a vent for a pretty result.
Per serving (not including chicken stock or basic short pastry): 360 calories, 9g saturated fat, 16g carbohydrates, 35g protein, 1g fiber, 472mg sodium
Rather than a cornstarch-thickened filling, this tart uses egg yolks and heavy cream to achieve a creamy texture underneath the meringue.
Per serving (not including shortcrust pastry): 443 calories, 11g saturated fat, 60g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 0g fiber, 87mg sodium
These rich, smooth and indulgent chocolate-coffee custards make a beautiful presentation served in teacups or ramekins for a special occasion.
Per serving: 443 calories, 22g saturated fat, 28g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 2g fiber, 36mg sodium
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