Category Archives: Recipes & Tips

  • El Gaucho’s Insane Truffle Soup with Chef Matt

    Insane Truffle Soup: Executive Chef Matt Brandsey at El Gaucho Seattle shares one of his most popular recipes, Insane Truffle Soup. You’ll be surprised at how easy to make this delicious soup! Ingredients: 4 ounces mushroom mix – can use any mushroom or a combination. Matt here uses crimini, oyster, shimeji, and chantrelle mushrooms ½ […]

  • Simple Penn Cove Mussels Recipe with Chef Wes

    Penn Cove is located 2 hours north of Seattle, WA on scenic Whidbey Island. Due to its unique hydrological and geographic features of the Pacific Northwest, Penn Cove produces small, sweet mussels. This classic garlic and butter recipe is the best way to enjoy these beautiful shellfish. Ingredients:  1 fl. oz. Olive oil 2 tsp. […]

  • Shucking Oysters with Chef Wes

    Shucking oysters is a snap once you get the hang of it. AQUA by El Gaucho Executive Chef Wes Hood shows how easy it can be in this video, as well as how to make a quick and classic mignonette to accompany these tasty bivalves. Quick Classic Mignonette for Oysters: 1.75 oz. Minced, Peeled Shallots […]

  • Chef Sarah’s Butternut Squash Soup

    Winter is a time for comfort food, and what is more warming than homemade soup? El Gaucho Bellevue Executive Chef Sarah Scott shares one of her favorite recipes, Butternut Squash Soup. Ingredients:  2 medium butternut squash about 4 pounds halved lengthwise and seeds reserved 1/2 medium yellow onion, medium dice 2 TB canola oil (or […]

  • Chef Sarah’s Roasted Spaghetti Squash

    Is one of your new year resolutions to eat more healthy? El Gaucho Bellevue Executive Chef Sarah Scott shares one of her favorite pasta substitutions – roasted spaghetti squash. She shows you just how easy it is! Ingredients: 1 Large Spaghetti Squash Method:  Cover a baking pan with parchment paper. Poke the squash 12 times […]

  • Chef Sarah’s Insanely Easy (and Healthy!) Rustic Tomato Sauce

    Is one of your new year resolutions to eat more healthy? El Gaucho Bellevue Executive Chef Sarah Scott shares one of her favorite healthy recipes, a rustic tomato sauce. Ingredients:  3 TB olive oil 1 medium onion, medium dice 4-6 cloves of garlic 2 28 ounce cans San Marzano Tomatoes, whole and peeled 1/2 TB Sugar […]

  • Chef Steve Cain’s Fruit Shrub

    El Gaucho Events Executive Chef Steve Cain shares one of his favorite holiday recipes, a Fruit Shrub Cocktail. This is a delicious alternative beverage sure to impress your friends. Ingredients and Tools: Clean tools Quart sized Glass container with a lid Deep pot Measuring cup Sauce pan Thermometer Clean kitchen cloth Cheesecloth or coffee filter […]

  • Chef Steve Cain’s Smoked Ham & Gruyere Strata

    Go behind the scenes at Seattle’s favorite steakhouse, El Gaucho, where Events Executive Chef Steve Cain shares of of his favorite dishes for the holidays! Smoked Ham and Gruyere Strata Serves 8 This strata is deeply satisfying and delicious. The grainy mustard and tarragon give this dish a vibrant flavor. Ingredients:  Softened butter 1 ¼ […]

  • Chef Steve Cain’s Yorkshire Pudding

    Go behind the scenes at El Gaucho with Events Executive Chef Steve Cain as he shares one of his favorite holiday recipes, Yorkshire Pudding This serves six people as a side dish There are only a few simple rules to make sure your Yorkshire Pudding turns out great: 1)The batter should be iced cold and […]

  • Thai Sticky Ribs Sauce

    Thai Sticky Ribs Sauce: Ingredients:  Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce- 16 fluid oz. Ground Cinnamon- 3 Tbls. Fresh Ground Pepper- 3 oz. Fish Sauce- 12 fluid oz. Aji Mirin Sweet Rice Cooking Wine- 16 fluid oz. Brown Sugar- 2 lbs. Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice- 8 fluid oz. Sweet Soy Sauce- 12 fluid oz. *The Mae […]