Category Archives: Recipes & Tips

  • Ready to Taste Summer in a Glass? Try our Lemongrass Koh-jito

    Ready to taste summer in a glass? El Gaucho and AQUA are excited to offer a refreshing new cocktail this August, featuring local products Big Gin, and DRY Sparkling’s Reserve Edition flavor: the Lemongrass Koh-jito. Just like the name alludes, it’s a twist on the mojito (Koh means island in Thai). With refreshing ingredients like […]

  • Grilled Sockeye Salmon Recipe by Executive Chef Jonathan Garcia

    Grilled Sockeye Salmon with Warm Chipotle Mushroom and Corn Salsa Executive Events Chef Jonathan Garcia was recently featured by The Seattle Times for sharing his delicious Grilled Sockeye Salmon recipe. Check out the article here. Salmon ingredients 1 1/2 lbs Sockeye Salmon divided into four individual portions 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper […]

  • Executive Chef Jesus’ Tequila Caramelized Onions

    El Gaucho Tacoma’s Executive Chef, Jesus Boites, shares one of his favorite recipes: Tequila Caramelized Onions. Ingredients 2oz.      Butter 2 ea.     Sliced Onion 1 tsp.    Gaucho Seasoning 1 oz.      Tequila Pinch   Parsley Method Heat sauté pan with butter until melted. Cook onion over low heat until browned. Add Tequila to caramelize onions. Finish with Gaucho […]

  • Geoduck Clam Fritters Recipe by Chef Wes Hood

    Chef Hood’s Geoduck Clam Fritters with Remoulade AQUA by El Gaucho’s Executive Chef, Wes Hood, was recently featured by The Seattle Times for sharing his delicious Geoduck Glam Fritters recipe in the Catch of the Week. You can view the article here. Preparing and Breading Geoduck Set up a pan of flour (2-3 cups) Another […]

  • Chef Jesus’ Green Tomatillo Salsa

    El Gaucho Tacoma’s Executive Chef, Jesus Boites, shares one of his favorite recipes to make at home: Green Tomatillo Salsa.  Ingredients 2 lbs.    Tomatillos, husked 1/2        Onion 8 ea.     Garlic Cloves 3 ea.     Serrano Peppers 2 cups  Water 2 tsp.    Cilantro 2 ea.     Avocados Gaucho Seasoning ~ To Taste Method Add water, tomatillos, onion, […]

  • Chef Jesus’ Blackberry Demi Reduction

    Executive Chef, Jesus Boites, shares one of his favorite recipes to make at home: Blackberry Demi Reduction. The perfecting topping to a grilled steak!  Ingredients:  4 cups  Port wine 2oz.      Canola Oil 5 ea.     Garlic Cloves 4 ea.     Bay leaves 2oz.      Chopped Shallots 1 tsp.    Cracked Black Pepper 2 ea.     Rosemary Springs 3 cups  […]

  • Grilled Halibut Recipe by Chef Sarah Scott

    Grilled Halibut with Blood Orange Crème Fraiche and White Balsamic Cucumber Ribbons El Gaucho Bellevue’s Executive Chef, Sarah Scott, was recently featured by The Seattle Times for sharing her delicious Grilled Halibut recipe. Check out the article here. Grilled Halibut Ingredients 2 10oz Halibut Fillets 2 tsp El Gaucho Seasoning (available at Amazon.com, Metropolitan Markets and El […]

  • El Gaucho Meat 101 with Chef Matt

    What’s the difference between a good and fantastic steak? Learn the beef basics with Executive Chef Matt Brandsey from El Gaucho Seattle in Meat 101. El Gaucho uses 28-day, dry-aged all-natural Certified Angus Beef from Niman Ranch. That’s a mouthful – but what does it mean? Chef Matt breaks it down: The importance of starting […]

  • How to Grill Steak – Grilling 101 with Chef Matt

    Learn how to grill a perfect steak from the pros! El Gaucho Seattle Executive Chef Matt Brandsey throws every grilling theory out the window and explains some grilling basics. Chef Matt covers the following: Heat regulation on both a gas and charcoal grills, How to clean and season your grill, How to season your steaks […]

  • How to French a Rack of Lamb

    Learn how to french a rack of lamb with Executive Chef Matt Brandsey! It’s easy once you know how, and will save you money at the store. Step by step Chef Matt shows you how to create a beautifully presented lamb rack.