Comfort Food With Spencer Watts

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Comfort Food With Spencer Watts

Canadian's know how to celebrate the cooler seasons with fun food including Spencer's twists on a few originals, including his version of hand held meat tortiere pies, a Newfoundland inspired bunt pan figgy duff with maple syrup liqueur and simple yet delicious west coast smoked...

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Season 2
Spencer makes a few of his family-style faves, including his Moussaka Crown, his Italian herb half chickens with sun-dried tomato cream sauce, and a silky smooth eggnog creme caramel that will make you weak in the knees.
When the air is cool and the wind is blowing a big bowl of warm my belly food is what dreams are made of. Spencer makes his corned beef stew with horseradish mashed. Then he fills the cabin with the rich mouthwatering smell of a delicious Thai curry with garlic shrimp and fragrant rice. Last, Spencer makes a cowboy style c...
Street food can be delicious so why not indulge in some in the comfort of home! Spencer starts with a spicy Korean fried chicken 'dog' with sesame ketchup and gochugang ketchup. Then he stuffs chicken drumstick with a pork stuffed with a quick buttermilk onion dipping sauce. Last, popcorn shrimp waffle cone tacos with toba...
Share comfort food with company and learn how to whip up Spencer's burgundy chicken stew with porcini mushroom grits and pancetta. Then he shares his secrets to a whole roasted pork belly with a fresh salsa verde and last, a dessert for the ages - billionaire shortbread with buttery orange infused shortbread, Dulche de Lec...
There are a lot of ways to dress up a tuber and Spencer shares three great recipes here including a decadent potato pie with a camembert centre and a parsley butter drizzle. Then it's time to indulge in decadence with his truffle and pancetta cheesy scalloped potatoes and last a fun twist on holiday sweet potatoes.
In a modern version of TV dinner nostalgia, Spencer makes his bar-raised version of Salisbury steak with gravy, Vichy peas and a potato cauliflower mash with stilton. Then it's a crispy coated chicken fried chicken with dill- buttered potatoes and a caper cream sauce.
Spencer bakes it sweet and savoury by introducing his cheddar chive biscuits with poached eggs and country gravy. Then it's a deep dive into autumn apples with his Dutch apple-cranberry pie with marzipan streusel, and finally, Spencer shares his tips and tricks to fluffy milk buns with flaky rosemary tops.
Spencer sets the oven on low and celebrates his love of beans - black bean and kabocha squash soup and braised Swiss chard and chili pesto. Then he makes his Mediterranean style broad beans in tomatoes and feta sauce, and finally rounds out the episode with fragrant Indian spiced lentils with fennel cream.
Spencer has a sweet tooth and he is sharing three sweet treat recipes to help us indulge our love of sugar as well! Candied orange and caramelised white chocolate blondies with orange cream cheese frosting are melt in your mouth delicious. Then Spencer makes a spin a popcorn cake that holds a special place in his heart.
Spencer likes a little spice and a lot of flavour. He cooks up some delicious comfort food with a little heat to tickle our taste buds, including Cajun shrimp cakes with a creole etouffee, Brazilian moqueca with halibut and shrimp in a bed of coconut milk, and finally, Mexican spicy beef pupusas with all the trimmings.
Fall is the best time to have an outdoor fire - so why not cook on it too. Spencer stays fireside and makes an open-faced Montreal smoked meat potato rosti, campfire steaks with a nori butter, and a sweet and creamy chocolate and cherry liqueur fondue with treats.
Pasta dishes always feel like a hug. Spencer makes with a Pork Bolognese stuffed Tortellini with American cheese rose and soffrito; then a quick pillowy soft ricotta gnudi with tomato sauce, and finally a creamy a pasta with gorgonzola goat cheese sauce and crisp pancetta and charred veg.
Nothing says comfort like a bowl of steaming hot soup. Spencer makes a spicy spinach and Taleggio cheese wonton soup in a chorizo broth, a jerk rubbed chicken and Raman noodle soup, and a decadent cream of mushroom soup.
The bounty of the fall means harvest time and that inspires Spencer to make black bean and kobacha squash soup with braised Swiss chard and chili pesto, pumpkin gnudi smothered in a rich cream sauce, and nostalgic caramel apples with a ginger crumble crunch.
Season 1
Spencer rewards his hard-working crew with s'more-inspired cheesecake with a s'more-inspired dessert cocktail. Then it's a sheet pan meat lovers pizza with vodka sauce and banana peppers, and sushi squares with marinated salmon with a miso glaze.
Spencer shares some comfort food favourites inspired by those around him starting with a weeknight version of Mom's holiday turkey dinner - Turkey Milanese with cranberry butter sauce, sausage stuffing muffins and roasted Parmesan Brussel sprouts. Finally, he makes Filipino Adobo chicken with fried garlic rice.
It's all about cheese that melts and and puffs. Spencer makes a flavour packed spaetzle mac and cheese. Then he makes a beer cheese soup and goat cheese and tomato strudel, and finally, Spencer makes some simple disappearing cheese puffs - they disappear into mouths almost as soon as they are out of the oven.
Spencer encourages us to make game day food including BBQ beef and bacon armadillo eggs with chipotle cheddar centres. Then he makes delicious dill pickle chip coated chicken wings with dirty pickles and a spicy buttermilk ranch dip. Finally, it's a skillet baked cambozola with an apple mostarda, sweet and salty pecans, an...
On game nights like this, Spencer pulls out all the stops as we indulge in pepperoni arroncini risotto pops with molten mozza middles and spicy marinara sauce; puffed millet and cornmeal coated chicken bites with a sweet chilli firecracker sauce; and popcorn margaritas with margarita popcorn.