About Charlie Trotter

Charlie Trotter

Charlie Trotter was a chef and restaurateur who opened his first eponymous restaurant, Charlie Trotter’s, in Chicago in 1987. He later opened restaurants in Las Vegas and Mexico. Trotter also hosted the PBS cooking show, The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter, and over his lifetime wrote more than 10 cookbooks. He was named Humanitarian of the Year by IACP in 2004 and the James Beard Foundation in 2012. Trotter passed away in 2013.

Pumpkin Soup with Chicken and Ginger-Braised Leeks Recipe

Pumpkin Soup with Chicken and Ginger-Braised Leeks

A hearty autumnal or winter soup, this dish is brimming with the kind of soul-warming ingredients we all love: pumpkin, chicken, ginger, and leeks.

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Olive Oil-Poached Cod with Roasted Tomatoes and Broccoli Rabe Recipe

Olive Oil-Poached Cod with Roasted Tomatoes and Broccoli Rabe

The cod, once poached in olive oil, is supple and utterly delicious. It sits on a bed of roasted tomatoes and broccoli rabe, which adds acid to the dish.

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Lamb Loin Recipe

Lamb Loin with Artichokes and Red Wine-Kalamata Olive Sauce

Two classic spring ingredients—lamb and artichokes—create an elegant entrée for entertaining thanks to chef Charlie Trotter.

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Shrimp with Green Curry Sauce Recipe

Langoustines with Green Curry Sauce and Roasted Pearl Onions

Shrimp takes a bath in an exotic, elegant green curry sauce from chef Charlie Trotter that’ll have guests guessing the ingredients.

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Banana Chocolate Tart with Caramel and Chocolate Sauces Recipe

Banana Chocolate Tart with Caramel and Chocolate Sauces

For raw food lovers, this tart has bananas, Mexican chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and walnut. A date paste adds even more interest and flavor to the dish.

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Bleeding Heart Radish Ravioli with Yellow Tomato Sauce Recipe

Radish Ravioli with Yellow Tomato Sauce

Raw food lover will devour this recipe. The herbed cheese filling is balanced by the mild, radish ravioli. Oil-marinated diced yellow tomatoes act as the sauce.

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Duck Breast Salad with Wilted Greens and Warm Goat Cheese Recipe

Duck Breast Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Seared duck breasts. Wilted greens. Creamy goat cheese. Toasted walnuts. Tastes like autumn to us. Thanks, Charlie Trotter.

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