Jennifer Lopez’s Personal Chef Shares Recipe for Perfect Grilled Steak and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

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Jennifer Lopez, renowned for her healthy lifestyle and commitment to wellness, entrusts her personal chef, Kelvin Fernandez, with creating delicious and flavorful meals for her and her family. While Lopez maintains a balanced diet, Fernandez goes all out when it comes to preparing meals for her children. In this exclusive recipe and cooking tips, Fernandez reveals his secrets for grilling the perfect steak and shares a mouthwatering side dish of parmesan mashed potatoes, just in time for the summer season.

Grilling Tips for the Perfect Steak:

  1. Temper the Meat: Before grilling, allow the meat to sit at room temperature for no more than an hour. This ensures even cooking throughout.
  2. Season with Authority: Season all sides of the steak, including the fat side, with a little salt and pepper. Proper seasoning enhances the flavor of the meat.
  3. Leave the Steak Alone: Once the steak is on the grill, resist the urge to poke, touch, or move it around. Let it cook undisturbed to develop a beautiful crust.
  4. Let the Meat Rest: After grilling, allow the steak to rest without covering it with foil. This allows the meat fibers to relax, juices to spread, and flavors to meld together. Patience is key to achieving a tender and flavorful steak.

Recipe: Steak Au Poivre


  • 1.5 lbs Bone-In Rib Eye
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ground Tri Color Peppercorns
  • 2 oz Old Parr 12 (whiskey)
  • 2 oz heavy cream
  • Kosher salt (to taste)


  1. Bring the steak to room temperature for 15 minutes prior to cooking.
  2. Season the steak with salt on both sides.
  3. Heat a pan and add 3 oz of blended oil.
  4. Place the steak on the grill or pan and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side, achieving the desired level of doneness.
  5. Remove the steak from the heat and let it rest.
  6. In a separate small pan, melt butter and add peppercorns, cooking for 2 minutes.
  7. Pour in the Old Parr whiskey and add heavy cream.
  8. Reduce the sauce for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Slice the steak and drizzle the sauce over it.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe: Parmesan-Crusted Potatoes


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 24 oz package baby Yukon potatoes, halved
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme and rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place butter in a half-sheet pan and melt it in the preheated oven.
  3. Score the halved potatoes in a crosshatch pattern.
  4. In a bowl, mix together the salt, freshly grated parmesan cheese, chopped garlic, and herbs, creating a paste.
  5. Place the potatoes cut side down into the mixture and then arrange them on the pan with melted butter.
  6. Bake the potatoes for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  7. Allow the potatoes to rest for 5 minutes before removing them from the pan with a spatula.

Conclusion: Chef Kelvin Fernandez, the personal chef of Jennifer Lopez, shares his expertise in grilling the perfect steak and presents a delectable recipe for parmesan mashed potatoes. By following Fernandez’s tips, such as tempering the meat, seasoning properly, and allowing the steak to rest, anyone can achieve a mouthwatering, restaurant-quality steak. Accompanied by the flavorful parmesan-crusted potatoes, this recipe is sure to impress family and friends during summer gatherings. Embrace the art of grilling and indulge in these delicious dishes for a truly memorable dining experience.

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