Richard Blais, restaurant owner and “Next Level Chef” co-star, is offering up a delicious spice recipe in honor of the summer grilling season and the opening of his new Florida restaurant.
Four Flamingos, located in Key West, features Southern Caribbean flavors plus food that Blais grew up on as a native New Yorker, he said — while highlighting the rich history and culture of southernmost point of the U.S.
“It’s a continuation of that theme,” Blais, who also heads Four Flamingos in Orlando, told Fox News Digital.
“Key West is such an exciting place.”
“Cooks [will] cook delicious food and chefs dive into the story and the concept.”
Blais also spoke about being one of three judges on FOX’s “Next Level Chef,” on which he appears alongside Chef Gordon Ramsay and Chef Nyesha Arrington in a unique cooking show competition that searches for the next big culinary star.
Thinking about this moment like it was yesterday.
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“If you’re into competition and into sport, you’re going to love ‘Next Level Chef,'” Blais said.
“Working alongside Gordon and Nyesha, for me — I’m just blessed I get to work with them and learn from the best in the game.”
“I’m a kid in a candy store,” he added.
It can also be paired with seafood, chicken or steak.
Blais said he encourages people to try adding the spice to their BBQ seasonings as well.
1 cup black pepper
Blais told Fox News Digital that his black lime spice mixture, used on dishes at his Florida restaurants, works great on avocado and on meat or fish. (Four Flamingos)
To make black limes at home, which are also excellent just simmered in stews or soups, boil fresh limes in salted water for a few minutes.
Dry until the limes are rock-hard and brown-black in a dehydrator or in a hot dry place.
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This recipe is owned by Chef Richard Blais of Four Flamingos and was shared with Fox News Digital.