Simple Fancy: A Chef's Big-Flavor Recipes for Easy Weeknight Cooking (Paperback)
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Impressive Dishes Without the Stress
Turn your kitchen into the swankiest spot in town with these incredible recipes for any day of the week. Known for his mouthwatering food served up with a side of sass on Hell’s Kitchen and Bar Rescue, Jason Santos is back with a bang—presenting his latest series of restaurant-quality meals fit for any home cook.
With just a few ingredients and easy-to-follow techniques, you can whip up homemade cuisine with all the standout flavors and unique presentation of a professional kitchen. Recipes include:
Pan-Seared Sea Scallops, a signature dish from Hell’s Kitchen with the key technique for perfect seared scallops every time
Jalapeño, Cheddar, and Bacon Hush Puppies, with Jason’s glowing endorsement: “God, I love these things”
Cajun Rotisserie Chicken Dip, which is so good, it’s been featured in just about every publication in Boston
Mama Le’s Egg Rolls, a dish so special, Jason once received a bag of them for Christmas
Hot Honey Chicken Mac ’n’ Cheese, the perfect comfort food with a twist
For those looking to make elegant meals minus the hassle, this cookbook is what you’ve been craving.
About the Author
Jason Santos is the author of Buttermilk & Bourbon as well as chef and owner of Buttermilk & Bourbon, Citrus & Salt, and Nash Bar. He has appeared on Hell’s Kitchen, Bar Rescue, the Today Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and many others. He resides in Boston, Massachusetts.
“Jason is one of my favorite chefs, and this book is the solution to becoming better in the kitchen.”
- Jon Taffer, executive producer and host of Bar Rescue
“This is the perfect cookbook for anyone who loves experimenting in the kitchen. Jason transforms intimidating cooking techniques into approachable and easy-to-follow steps for the at-home chef, with delicious results.”
- Todd English, award-winning chef and food personality
“Jason has heart, passion, and soul. The three main ingredients that make a great chef.”
- Linda Perry, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter
“Jason has done a great job distilling his mastery into easy-to-execute recipes.”
- James Valentine, lead guitarist, Maroon 5
"Let me tell you, Jason is the bomb. His food is beautiful. His unique style lends itself to creative recipes that can have anyone cooking like a 5-star chef."
- Kent Weed, creator and executive producer of American Ninja Warrior