‘Hell’s Kitchen’ contestant + local chef shares grilled Caesar salad & smoothie recipes

Chef Mary Lou Davis, of Whiskey Kitchen in San Antonio, talks about her experience behind the scenes + her YouTube channel

SAN ANTONIO – You may recognize her from the brand new season of “Hell’s Kitchen.” Chef Mary Lou Davis tells us all about what it was like behind the scenes and shares two delicious and healthy recipes.

You can follow chef Davis’ adventures in cosplay and cooking on her YouTube channel and website, Geeks&Grubs.

As a chef at Whiskey Cake, she focuses on local growers and supporting local. Watch the video above for her interview and a grilled Caesar salad recipe, including her homemade dressing.

The ingredients you’ll need for the salad:

  • Salmon
  • Grilled baby gem lettuce
  • Caesar dressing
  • Roasted red tomatoes
  • Brioche croutons
  • Parmesan cheese

She also shared a recipe for a green smoothie on-the-go with a secret ingredient: apple cider vinegar. Davis said she loves kale, so she popped that in there, too, along with some nutritious ginger.

Check out the smoothie recipe in the video below.

Ingredients for the smoothie:

  • Kale
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Lime
  • Basil
  • Fresh ginger root
  • Apple juice
  • Apple cider vinegar

About the Authors

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist and baker who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.

Ted Obringer started at KSAT as a promotions producer and joined SA Live as a field producer and videographer.

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