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Cooking up tasty treats with the chef and owner of Diamonds Steak & Seafood

Posted at 8:10 AM, Nov 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-04 09:38:25-04

Diamonds Steak & Seafood is known for it's marinated and grilled filet mignon tips and carrot cake. The hot spot is located at 101 W Grande River Ave. in Howell, MI.  

Chef and owner Adam Merkel stopped by Broadcast House to show off some the menu's most tantalizing treats. Two of the recipes are listed below. Enjoy!


Whipped Michigan Maple Cream

Yield:  6 people

2/3 cup  Heavy Cream

1 Lbs  Cream Cheese

¾ cup  Maple Syrup

2 tsp  Lemon juice

2 tsp  Salt

1. Whip the heavy cream with a whisk until stiff peaks and set aside.

2. Whip the cream cheese with a paddle until soft and smooth.

3. Add the maple syrup, lemon juice and salt.

4. Fold in the whipped cream and refrigerate.

-This can be kept for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.  

-You can serve this over your favorite version of French toast.  We serve ours over Carrot Cake French Toast.


Diamond’s Carrot Cake French Toast

Yield:  6 people

 6 ea  whole eggs

 1 cup  Milk

 1 tsp  Vanilla extract

 12 slices  Carrot Cake (or bread of choice)

3 Tbl  Whole Butter

 2 cup  Whipped Michigan Maple Cream

 1 cup  Michigan Maple Syrup

 1 cup  Candied Walnuts (optional)

1. Mix the eggs, milk and vanilla until smooth.

2. Dip the carrot cake into the egg mixture and cook in a sauté pan with the whole butter.  Evenly brown on both sides.  Place 2 slices on a plate, per person.

3. Top with the whipped Michigan maple cream and candied walnuts.

4. You can serve the Michigan maple syrup on the side or drizzled onto the top of the French toast.