The new cookbook from America’s Newest MasterChef, Claudia Sandoval!
The #1 summer show on FOX, MasterChef is a nationwide competition to find the best home cook in the country. The judges are some of cooking’s biggest stars: Chef Gordon Ramsay (Gordon Ramsay Steak, maze), Graham Elliot (Graham Elliott, Grahamwhich), and Christina Tosi (MilkBar). The prize? $250,000—plus the opportunity to publish their very own cookbook.
Claudia’s Cocina: A Taste of Mexico celebrates the food of MasterChef Season 6 winner, Claudia Sandoval. Claudia brought with her a cooking background strongly influenced by her family’s Mexican roots, as well as the seafood restaurant her grandparents owned when she was a child. Throughout the show she demonstrated a bright, versatile range of flavors and always made family the center of her dishes.
Simple by design, the book offers 65 mouthwatering recipes straight from Claudia’s kitchen to yours. It showcases a mix of Claudia’s favorite dishes, as well as some of the on-the-spot creations that propelled her to victory:
-Hibiscus Poached Pears
-Head-On Garlic Shrimp
-Achiote Rubbed Pork Chops
-Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken
-Tres Leches Cake
The book also shares her favorites from her family’s town of Mazatlan, as well as creams, sauces, and salsas, plus step-by-step directions for complex dishes that will help readers master some of the staples of Mexican cuisine. The recipes are introduced by headnotes that offer anecdotes about Claudia’s life and childhood and include insights into how she became the extraordinary winner of MasterChef Season 6.