Tom Douglas was born in August 1958 in Wilmington Delaware and his first culinary job was as an assistant to the Chef of the Hotel duPont. He moved to Seattle when he was 19 in 1977 and began working at a local restaurant called Café Sport. In 1989, he opened his first restaurant, Dahlia Lounge, taking another Great Chef with him from Café Sport, Shelly Lance. Tom Douglas has been called “the chef who put Seattle on the culinary map”.
In September 1994, Great Chefs caught up with him in Seattle while they were producing their Great Chefs-Great Cities series for The Discovery Channel. Chef Douglas prepared a steamed salmon for the series. Later, Great Chefs went back with Weber Grills to watch Chef Douglas prepare a grilled duck and a grilled salmon for the specials Great Chefs Cook Out – Seattle.
In 1995 Tom and his wife Jackie Cross, opened Etta’s Seafood, named after their daughter Loretta. Since then, he has opened another 14 restaurants, written 4 cookbooks, appeared on an equal amount of television shows, and received dozens of awards, including his third James Beard Foundation award in 2012 as “Outstanding Restaurateur”.
Chef Tom has a weekly radio show with another Seattle Great Chef, Thierry Rautureau.
Grilled Duck Stuffed with Apple, Oranges, Shallots, and Rosemary with Grilled Asparagus
Serving: 2 Print Grilled Duck Stuffed with Apple, Oranges, Shallots, and Rosemary with Grilled Asparagus By Great Chefs June 23, 2014 Golden butter-fried potato cakes and grilled asparagus accompany slow-grilled duck grilled with apple cider glaze. The duck is stuffed with shallots and pieces of orange and apple, delicately scenting the meat as it grills. […]
Grilled Salmon with Bread Salad and Grilled Figs
Serving: 4 Print Grilled Salmon with Bread Salad and Grilled Figs By Great Chefs June 23, 2014 An unusual salad, balsamic vinaigrette over mixed greens, grilled mushrooms, and tomato tossed with cubes of grilled cornbread, is used underneath salmon fillets grilled with a spice rub. It’s a wonderfully creative way to serve salmon, a Northwest […]
Aromatic Steamed Salmon with Sake Butter, Crispy Rice Cakes, and Szechwan Grilled Eggplant
Serving: 4 Print Aromatic Steamed Salmon with Sake Butter, Crispy Rice Cakes, and Szechwan Grilled Eggplant By Great Chefs June 23, 2014 Delicately steamed over a spiced broth, the salmon picks up hints of the spicy flavors of lemongrass, star anise, orange, ginger, and kaffir lime. Grilled eggplant strips and crisp rice cakes accompany the […]
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