Favorite Recipes From HBO Max’s "Selena + Chef"!
"Selena + Chef" on HBO Max is a guaranteed good time with Selena Gomez’s adorable confusion around her own kitchen, Raquelle’s (Selena’s roommate at the time) unconditional love for food, the legendary chefs in their natural habitats, and of course the delicious food! Oh, and we can’t forget about the iconic Papa (Selena’s grandpa) constantly and hilariously judging Selena’s knife skills!
Selena’s graceful presence in her gorgeous kitchen will make you want to start cooking right then and there as you are watching this cozy cooking show.
Here are some of our favorite recipes from the first 2 seasons of "Selena + Chef" that you should try this Summer!
1. Daniel’s Chicken Meatballs + Gnocchi (Season 1, Episode 9)
If I could pick the perfect recipe to make while drinking a glass of wine, this would be it. Daniel Holzman’s chicken meatballs with buttery and lemony gnocchi is beyond delicious. Selena made the gnocchis and the meatballs from scratch, but to make the cooking process a little quicker, you can always use store-bought fresh gnocchis as well! The best part is, while using the dry white wine for the meatballs, you can pour yourself a glass and have the best time cooking this delicious meal!
2. Nana’s Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Chip Casserole (Special Recipe)
Not all chefs have 5-star restaurants, because Selena’s Nana is a genius chef for inventing the best comfort food ever! For a special recipe from her childhood, Selena switched things up, and instead of learning a recipe from a chef, she taught a recipe with Nana! Nana’s ‘Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Chip Casserole immediately hits the spot. It is easy, fun to make, delicious, moist, crunchy, and spicy, all at once -- the perfect food for a movie night with your friends! Trust me and try this recipe right now!!!
Brief intermission to appreciate Selena’s unbelievable kitchen:
3. Ludo’s French Omelette (Season 1, Episode 1)
Chef Ludo Lefebvre’s secret to a perfect French omelette will change your breakfast game forever. The first episode of "Selena + Chef" started with Ludo teaching Selena how to make the French omelette that Ludo serves in his own restaurant. He even told her that some customers CRY after tasting this omelette, so imagine how good it will be! Selena totally slayed this recipe and impressed us all with her skills from the first episode. Next time you’re feeling eggs for breakfast, make sure to have some Boursin cheese + chives in your kitchen -- the special ingredients of the recipe -- and make yourself an elegant French omelette, Ludo-style!
4. Curtis’s Salt & Vinegar Chips (Season 2, Episode 1)
If you knew how to make your own salt & vinegar chips and were able to say, "Oh I don’t buy my chips, I make them", you would officially be a chef. Chef Curtis Stone was one of the best teachers on this show with his constant positive energy and amazing cooking tricks, and now, thanks to him, we know how to make our own chips at home!! This recipe only takes 10 minutes to make, and 30 minutes to cook in the oven!
A Little Tip (from the episode): Don’t cut your potatoes as thin as Selena did, because they might end up being a little too crunchy and brown! (Or get yourself a bestie like Raquelle, who will eat them either way!)