In this webisode of Chefs with Heart, the contestants are taught and challenged to make a pan-grilled salmon dish
Training marginalised and disadvantaged local youths with a passion and love for culinary wizardry is what Chefs with Heart aims to do in each episode by providing them with the hands-on skills required in the business.
In Webisode 3, the main mentor, Chef Benny Se Teo of Eighteen Chefs, trains them in further culinary arts.
This time, the trainees are taught and challenged to make a pan-grilled salmon with poached vegetables, in a delicious lemon butter sauce.
Fluoride & Fish taste
At the beginning, Chef Se Teo tells the trainees not to wash their salmon with tap water as the fluoride in the water causes its taste to change.
“When it kena the meat already, when cook already not nice,” he declares simply.
Chef Se Teo also teaches them the proper way of blanching vegetables.
The contestants then get to work on preparing their dishes. Some of them make mistakes along the way, such as over-cooking the salmon. There are also plating errors.
Look out for some of the amusing names they come up with for the dishes. They raise an eyebrow, even with Chef Se Teo.