On today’s episode of the ABC hit show “The Chew,” the episode was titled “Must-Have Dishes.” All the crew was on hand; Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, Mario Batali, Daphne Oz and Michael Symon, they announced that this episode was very inspirational.
Clinton told the audience that today’s show was featuring five dishes that everyone must have in their repertoire. He then asked the crew what they were looking forward to the most this fall. Mario had porcini mushrooms that are only in season for about eight weeks. They are delicious, raw or sautéed and are a splurge, but so worth it. Daphne is looking forward to apple cider donuts. Michael wants to go to a Cleveland Browns game to tailgate with the whole gang.
Mario was working on a fig tart that was homage to autumn. He also had a bowl of Doritos in different colors available online for a $10 donation honoring LGBT Youth. Clinton and guest star Jamie Lee Curtis will be making pumpkin bread, and Michael showed his newest “5 in 5” cookbook “5 in 5 for All Seasons” and the audience will choose which recipe he will be making. An audience member chose scallops with escarole. He put the scallops in olive oil to sear while he chopped the escarole into the olive oil and added a can of drained and washed cannellini beans and some spices and in less than five minutes, it was done.
Carla made Sweet & Savory Oyster Crackers. For the sweet ones, she used lemon zest, sugar and thyme and the savory one contained parmesan, garlic and thyme. She then put melted butter over them and mixed them up well to coat them all and put each in the oven until browned. It is the perfect snack to eat while watching television. Carla then showed clips of when she crashed Paula Deen’s practice session with her partner Louie for their “Dancing with the Stars” performance. Carla even got to dance with Louie before she left them to keep rehearsing.
Clinton introduced Jamie Lee Curtis, who stars in the new show “Scream Queens.” She plays Dean Munch on the show that she describes as hilarious, scary, socially and politically satirical and a cross between “Halloween” and “Mean Girls.” Jamie Lee was such a cut-up that she had the crew cracking up. They all quoted lines from her movies, and she guessed every one. When she took a bite of the pumpkin bread, she said, “Paleo this, Bitches!” She admitted that she was sober for seventeen years, to which everyone applauded. Before they signed off the crew again featured the five dishes that were the theme of the show: Pan-Seared Scallops with White Beans and Escarole, Kielbasa with Apples and Onions, Fig Tart with Almond Crust, Sweet & Savory Cracker Snacks and Pumpkin Bread with Dates and Walnuts on this fun episode of “The Chew.”