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10 Comfort Foods Professional Chefs Always Cook at Home

Most chefs obviously enjoy cooking, but they don’t necessarily want to make time-consuming dishes every night at home. Fortunately for us, some of them are willing to share their secrets to making globally-inspired, tasty, and comforting dishes.

Mushroom braised short ribs

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Personal Chef Jana Silvia loves to make her mushroom braised short ribs simply because, “everybody loves them!” she explains. The secret is to have fresh ingredients like Yukon gold potatoes and porcini mushrooms in the mix. This comforting dish can be cooked in a slow cooker or a Dutch oven, either way they come out equally delicious. Check out this easy and delicious version from Taste of Home, then find out where to find the best American comfort food in all 50 states.

Filet mignon with soy beurre blanc

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Although this dish may sound fancy for an amateur, Chef Silvia tells us that all we need is a good piece of filet, and a few other key ingredients. A beurre blanc sauce simply consists of simmering some vermouth and reducing it, adding soy sauce and cream then finishing it off with some butter. Isn’t your mouth already watering just thinking about it? Here’s a similar recipe from a Kansas City Steak.

Spaghetti Trapanese

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What dish is more comforting and more simple than pasta? Chef Silvia loves this dish which she refers to as Sicilian pesto because even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy it at home. It’s a perfect summer meal because it can make use of your garden for the ingredients and can even be served at room temperature. Unlike a typical pesto, this one is prepared with almonds, cherry tomatoes, and basil. Try this version that we got from The Chew. Find out which dishes chefs always order at Italian restaurants.

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