Hit the beach with friends and enjoy a picnic in the sand
The mad rush for reservations at his pop-up restaurant, LudoBites, has crashed OpenTable more than once. His LudoTruck serves fried chicken so good, people stand in line for hours to get a plateful. And now that he has a new TV show, Ludo Bites America, it’s going to be harder than ever to score a taste of Ludo Lefebvre’s food. Well, here’s your chance: Kick back on the beach and cook up these inventive recipes from an L.A. chef sensation.
If you’re using this as your only main course—instead of serving it with the hanger steak—double the recipe.
Recipe: Grilled Rosemary Pork Flatbreads with Peaches and Mascarpone
Yes, like guacamole, but less caloric and very tasty. Serve with white tortilla chips—those thin ones.
This spin on Caesar is based on a recipe in Lefebvre’s book Crave: The Feast of the Five Senses. Freezing the bacon for 20 minutes will make it easier to cut thinly.
Recipe: Green Bean Caesar Salad with Baby Romaine Lettuces
Hanger steak is very flavorful but can be a little chewy; for maximum tenderness, don’t cook it past medium-rare, and slice
it against the grain.
Recipe: Korean-Style Grilled Hanger Steak with a Pickle Bar
The jelly here isn’t the kind you spread on bread; it’s a soft, lustrous gelatin—like Jell-O, but more delicate.
Recipe: Crushed Berries with Hibiscus Jelly