Friday, March 1, 2013

New Food Challenge

I issued a challenge to my friend Joe:

"I am issuing you a cooking challenge. If you accept, you have 1 week to make a meal that includes at least 4 of the 6 ingredients pictured (shrimp, bell pepper, pomegranate, mushrooms, salad greens, tangerine/manadrin). You may purchase the challenge ingredients but the rest of the meal needs to be items in your house at the time the challenge is received. The meal must include all the food groups (meat, milk, fruit, veg, grain). After you post your meal and recipes, you can issue a return challenge. I will post my meal and recipes from these ingredients after you do. Interested?"

My meal turned out like this:

Pilaf: 1 onion diced, 5 mushrooms diced sauteed in olive oil. Add 1/2 head of broccoli diced and 2 cups of leftover cooked barley. Cook until barley is warm and broccoli is tender. S&P to taste.

Shrimp marinade: juice of 1 lime, powdered ginger, powdered garlic. Sauteed in 1 T olive oil 2-3 min. 

Salad dressing: 4 oz cherry pomegranate greek yogurt + 3 T rice vinegar.

Stay tuned for more.  He complained that the only thing he had in the house was Tic Tacs and Cardamom.  I accepted the challenge.

1 comment:

  1. All those ingredients scream salad to me. Grill the shrimp first. Just add olive oils, dry herbs, white wine vinegar. Done. Looks yum.