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Gordon Ramsay: The 5 dishes everyone should be able to make

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Gordon Ramsay on his favourite dishes

Gordon Ramsay on his favourite dishes

British TV chef Gordon Ramsay has shared the five meals he thinks everyone should learn to cook, in a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ session.

So what’s the news? What does the hot-tempered chef think are the five essentials?

1. The classic burger

“Everyone enjoys a great burger, so that’s really important. You get that really smart blend. Burger would be number one.”

2. A healthy breakfast

“Whether it’s poached eggs, smashed avocado, or an amazing omelette. Now that is crucial! That’s dish number two a really good breakfast.”

3. A braising dish

“Number three would be a braising dish. Like a braised short rib because it’s the kind of thing you can cook on a Monday and still eat on Friday. So a braising dish, whether it’s braised short rib, tri-tip, just something really cool braised!”

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4. A chicken dish

“Then from a healthy point of view; a chicken dish, in terms of a white protein, would be a go to favourite with a chicken. Whether it’s a sauteed chicken or even a delicious marinade with chicken caesar salad.”

5. An amazing cake

“Finally, for my fifth dish, I would turn that into some amazing cake. It could be a Blondie or a Chocolate Brownie, something you can give as a gift. Taking amazing deserts, as a gift, to somebody and eating it with them is so much more enjoyable then buying them a scarf, or a jumper, or a pair of socks. Spending three or four hours making this thing, and spending hundreds of dollars on ingredients, and doing something magical, is far more exciting than buying a f*****g jumper that you know they aren’t going to wear!”

Answering questions from internet users, Gordon also managed to cover everything from his most hated food trend to how to make delicious meals with little money.

He said that food “foam” was his most hated trend, because “when foam hits a plate, unless you’ve eaten it within 3 or 4 seconds, at the end it looks like sort of toxic scum on a stagnant pool.”

Gordon also revealed that chickpeas are a fantastic ingredient for making tasty meals that aren’t expensive.

“Yea, chickpeas, absolutely incredible! Celery, onions, vegetables, it was incredible. The only thing you need to do is cook the chickpeas in a pressure cooker, make a fresh masala, lots of ginger, lots of tamarind, fresh tamarind. You won’t need protein, chickpeas. Just make sure, you go to the bathroom before you past wind. Don’t do it at the table because it lingers beyond belief!”

What Ramsay really took offence to however, was being asked the age-old “if you were on death row, what would your last meal be?”

The TV chef replied: “That’s a really good question, because for the last 10 years I’ve been asked that about 2,000 f** times. I’m never gonna answer that question. A) I’m not that bad to be on death row, and, B) If it was my last supper, ask me that question in 40 years’ time when I’m 90 years of age, I can’t go to the bathroom properly, and I need my ass wiped on a regular basis.

“So, yeah. Gimme 4 decades’ time, and I may be close to answering that question, because I could be nearing my last supper. Until now, f*** off. I’m miles away. What are you ordering for your last meal?”

Gordon Ramsay – he takes no prisoners!

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