Macy’s Culinary Council’s Chef Bryan Caswell Cooks Up Super Bowl Faves

Just in time for the Super Bowl comes Chef Bryan Caswell – you know, owner of Houston’s upscale seafood restaurant REEF. Chef Caswell was on hand for Macy’s Culinary Council’s cooking demonstration, in which he made some of his favorite game day dishes.

 

Grilled snapper, plantains and long beans with pomegranate jus

Grilled snapper, plantains and long beans with pomegranate jus

Red snapper carpaccio, grapefruit agra dolce and garlic bruschetta

Red snapper carpaccio, grapefruit agra dolce and garlic bruschetta

Buck shot gumbo

Buck shot gumbo

Prior to the demo, Chef Caswell, born in Lafayette, Louisiana, but reared in Houston, sat down with the media to discuss a little bit of everything – from cooking, to his family to the best place in Houston to buy fresh fish!

5 Things You Should Know About Chef Bryan Caswell:

  1. His favorite type of fish – to catch, cook and eat – is cobia.
  2. He is unapologetically pro-Houston. Eater’s decision to visit Dallas as their first Texas city rather than Houston prompted Chef Caswell to title his very first blog “Eater Can Suck It.” Soon after, he changed the name 🙂
  3. He’s 6’4”. A commanding presence in the kitchen, no doubt, Chef Caswell is pretty tall (see the pics for yourself).
  4. Chef Bryan and his wife Jennifer started a nonprofit – the Southern Salt Foundation – which has a mission of preserving the habitat of the Gulf Coast. Fundraising efforts include hosted dinners.
  5. According to Chef Caswell, the best place in Houston to buy fresh fish is Blue Horizon Wholesale Seafood and Market (2516 Wroxton Road, Houston, TX 77005). Chef Caswell swears by it and said it’s the only place where the same person catches the fish, cleans it and sells it.
Chef Bryan and wife, Jennifer

Chef Bryan and wife, Jennifer

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