Michael Symon, the small-town boy turned cook all-star is one of today’s hottest food personalities. He is seen regularly on Food Network on shows such as Iron Chef America, Food Feuds, and other shows. He loves to cook simple, delicious platters. And he loves to share his tips and secrets with the world, so he made a series of Youtube videos teaching some of his favorite short dishes from his book.

The videos feature a diverse set of dishes from his newest cookbook, 5 in 5 — and illustrate a simple, easy-to-do formula that help home cooks pull together fresh meals.

Both casual eaters and serious foodies will appreciate the videos’ approach of advanced techniques done quickly.

Risotto with Bay Scallops

Grilled Flank Steak & Corn Bacon Salad

No Bake Mac & Cheese

Pork & Broccoli Stir Fry

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  • Haradanohime

    Michael Symon was always one of my favorite chefs on Iron Chef. He seemed to always make simple yet delicious meals that anyone could make. I appreciate that more than some of the fancy cooking that some of the other professional chefs do that might look beautiful but do you really want to eat it?

  • Guest

    I love Michael Symon and although I don’t usually have an interest in quick-cook recipes, this might come in handy on the nights when I’m dealing with extracurricular activities until 7:00pm. I’m particularly interested in the no-bake macaroni and cheese.

  • Briar

    I saw something about this and made a note of it for Christmas presents. I know several people who would benefit from good, quick recipes, particularly if they’re healthy to boot.

  • Maheni

    Some of the best meals we do at our house are those that are made the quickest. We don’t always have time to huddle around in the kitchen to wait forever for something to eat. If you have the food, get moving and see what you can make on your own (or some of these ideas too).

  • LittleButterfly

    These recipes are great. So many of us don’t have the time to prepare complex meals, but we would still like to be able to prepare home cooked meals for our families instead of resorting to fast food. I am glad that Michael Symon is addressing this issue. He’s always been one of my favorite chefs.

    • cacodoxy

      See that is the thing, people think that every meal has to take forever to make. It really doesn’t. Have you ever walked into your parents or your grandparents house and said I am starving? Most of the time any good cook, male or female can reach into the pantry and within a few minutes pull off something amazing. It takes patience and practice.

  • SelenaJ25

    I will definitely be looking into purchasing this cookbook and I love the fact that some of the recipes are on YouTube. I find it’s sometimes easier to follow along with the chef who is cooking, just incase there are any questions on how something needs to be prepared. All the recipes sound so delicious and seem so simple to make. I wonder which one I should make first?

  • freakycatlady

    Cooking quick is something a lot of people are doing now. One of my favorite things I caught recently was a chef on a radio station who was showing how to properly cut foods, it seems a lot of people waste more time doing simple things like this when trying to prepare for even small meals.