WCL: Rockin' in the Kitchen with Nadia G

Bad girl chef Nadia G joins us to chat about Season 3 of "Bitchin' Kitchen" on the Cooking Channel and prepares some wicked recipes from her latest cookbook, "Cookin' for Trouble."

ABOUT NADIA G:
Nadia G (Giosia) is young, funny, and can cook up a storm in 3-inch cherry stilettos. Hailed as the "Julia Child of the Net generation," she is the creator and host of the Cooking Channel series Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen. Hilarious, informative and deliciously demented, this stylish comedy-cooking show is unlike anything else on TV. Set in a candy-colored kitchen decked out in animal print and leather, Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen looks at the funny side of everyday life situations and turns them into occasions worth celebrating - with great food and big laughs.

FOR MORE ON NADIA G & HER RECIPES: http://bitchinlifestyle.tv/

Chicken Skewers with Walnut Pesto
Recipes Courtesy of Nadia G

These grilled skewers are great for easy entertaining -- and pair well with both Apothic Red and White. These bold blends are robust enough to stand up to strong flavors like garlic or pesto and yet still versatile -- try pairing them with Italian or even Greek food.

Ingredients

Pesto:

2 cups of basil, packed
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup walnut oil
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
2 tablespoons of olive oil

Chicken skewers

1 1/2 lbs chicken breast, cubed
12 cherry tomatoes
1 Vidalia onion, quartered
Sea salt
Freshly cracked black pepper

Recipe tools

Food processor
Wooden skewers
Grill pan

Directions

Making the pesto: In the processor, pulse basil, walnuts, garlic, and walnut oil until combined. Add Parmesan and olive oil, and pulse again.

Making the chicken skewers: Soak the wooden skewers in water for 1 hour. Onto each skewer, alternately thread chicken, cherry tomatoes and onions; repeat until skewer is full.

Drizzle olive oil over the prepared skewers, and season with sea salt and cracked black pepper.

Grill for around 5 minutes, turning regularly, until cooked. Slather with walnut pesto.

Yield: 4 serving
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

Chocolate Mousse
Recipe Courtesy of Nadia G

Ingredients

1 cup whipping cream
2 cups good-quality dark chocolate, chopped
4 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup raw sugar, pulverized (or fine white sugar)
Pinch of cayenne
Sea salt

Recipe tool

Small pot
Whisk
2 medium bowls
Hand-mixer
Large shot glasses

Directions

Making the chocolate mousse: In a small pot heat cream on medium heat. Once it starts to steam, take off heat and add chocolate. Whisk until melted. Let cool. Carefully add cooled chocolate cream to the bowl containing the four egg yolks, spooning in 1 tablespoon at a time while mixing continuously.

Making the meringue: Add sugar to the bowl containing the four egg whites and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into cooled chocolate cream mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Place some chocolate mousse in a piping bag and pipe into shooter glasses. Garnish with sea salt and cayenne.

Yield: 6 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes


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