On today’s episode of the ABC hit show “The Chew,” the episode was titled “Super Delicious 20-Minute Meals.” The entire crew was on hand again today; Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, Mario Batali, Daphne Oz and Michael Symon, and they advised the viewers that they understand exactly how busy everyone is. They devoted the episode to meals that are delicious and can be made in only twenty minutes.
Clinton told the audience that today’s show was featuring meals that are quick. Three fans sent photos of their favorite meals, and Mario chose one to feature; Steamed Gulf Shrimp with Clams and Sausage in a Green Chile-Basil Brodetto sent in by a fan named Reuben. Mario even admitted that this could be done in ten minutes. He browned the chorizo with peppers then added white wine, and added clams and shrimp. He covered it until the clams opened and advised that if the clams do not all open, to throw the closed ones away. He served it with grilled bruschetta to dip in the broth.
Michael made Pork Chops with Pepper Pan Gravy with his friends, Salt n Peppa, who love pork as much as he does. They helped him make the recipe as both women are mothers and must make quick meals because of their limited time. They told Michael that they worked at Sears while going to nursing school. Michael plated the pork chops which were moist and juicy. The ladies loved the dish and saw how quick and easy it was.
Clinton made Apple Pie Bites using store-bought dough. He used a chart to show how quickly his recipe was versus a homemade apple pie. The pie took 3 hours and 15 minutes, while his bites took just fifteen minutes. The best part was the price; the pie was $16.05, and his bites were only $3.10. He took a round crust and took the ends off making a square. He then made nine squares from the crust using a pizza wheel to cut it properly. Using melted butter, he brushed the squares, using a mixture of cinnamon and sugar; he put about half a teaspoon on each and then a teaspoon of diced apples and pulled each corner together to make a dumpling. He then brushed the outside of the dumpling with the melted butter and put in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Delicious!
An audience member named Beth brought in her flat cookies that were burned on the bottom. Carla made a recipe with Daphne’s help to give her confidence that she could do this easily. It was a Chocolate-Chip Pecan Skillet Cookie Sundae in individual iron skillets. When the cookies were done, she took ice cream and scooped it over the warm cookie, drizzled chocolate sauce over it, followed by caramel sauce. Beth just loved it and so did the rest of the gang on this fun episode of “The Chew.”