Marcus Samuelsson’s Comfort Classics

In one week, turkey will almost certainly be the bird of choice on many a holiday table. That said, if you’re looking for a different fowl to feature next Thursday, we have you covered with a delicious comfort food triple-punch from top chef Marcus Samuelsson: Fried Yard Bird, Mashed Potatoes and Smoked Collard Greens. Samuelsson’s Harlem restaurant Red Rooster is known for its comfort food focus and hearty renditions of classics like Mac & Greens, Blackened Catfish & Grits and his grandmother Helga’s Meatballs. Take a look at these two parts of his 2012 Austin FOOD & WINE Festival demo for step-by-step instructions on how to make these delicious dishes at home. Then, print out the useful recipe cards for reference at the grocery store or on your kitchen counter.  

Fried Yard Bird


Smoked Collard Greens

*Broth Shooters recipe  

Mashed Potatoes

  Download printable PDFs of each recipe: Fried Yard BirdSmoked Collard GreensMashed Potatoes. Happy cooking!