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Cookalong -- and dine late -- with Chef Gordon Ramsay: Here's your shopping list

November 17, 2009 |  8:40 am

Cookalong with Gordon Ramsay Chef Gordon Ramsay is inviting himself over to your house for dinner.

And you're doing the cooking.

The "Hell's Kitchen" overlord launches a new special Tuesday, Dec. 15 on Fox -- "Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live." The audience is invited to do just that. Patterned after Ramsay's UK show, the Michelin-honored chef will walk viewers through a three-course meal for four that they will prepare within one hour's time. (If your knife skills aren't up to par, don't worry. Chef Ramsay can't throw you out of your own kitchen.)

One downside for the West Coast audience: Even though Ramsay will be cooking live from Los Angeles, we won't see it locally until 9 p.m., which means that dinner will be served at 10 p.m. East Coast audiences will eat at a more respectable hour. Thank goodness for Ti-Vo.  

So what's on the menu? For a starter, you'll have angel hair pasta with shrimp, chili peppers and tomatoes. The main event will be Steak Diane with sauteed potatoes and peas. A quick tiramisu caps off the meal. Fox gave us a sneak peek, so you can get an early jump on your shopping list:

-- Rene Lynch

On Twitter @renelynch

Produce

1 red chili pepper
5 large garlic cloves, peeled
1 large tomato (heirloom or beefsteak)
1 lemon
Small handful fresh basil leaves
3 scallions
4 oz. crimini mushrooms, cleaned (can also use button mushrooms instead)
3 shallots, peeled
Small handful of flat-leaf parsley
3 small sprigs of rosemary
1 pound small, waxy potatoes (Yukon gold, cut in half)
2 cups peas, defrosted if using frozen


Meat/fish

1/2 pound medium-size raw, peeled shrimps
4 small sirloin steaks (approximately 7 ounces each)


Dairy

1 3/4 cups heavy cream
1 cup mascarpone
2 1/2 tablespoons salted butter


Pasta/Bread

7 ounces angel hair pasta
4 Italian ladyfingers or savoiardi


Baking

1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Piece of chocolate (to grate as garnish)


Liquor/coffee

4 tablespoons Marsala, or sweet dessert wine such as Vin Santo
1/4 cup brandy or cognac
1/4 cup white wine
1 cup cold strong coffee


Condiments

Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil
1 to 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, to taste
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Photo credit: Fox

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