Monday, April 16, 2012

Daring cooks April Challenge

Our April 2012 Daring Cooks challenge, was quite interesting.

We had to create our own recipe using 1 ingredient out of each of the following lists.

List 1: Parsnips, Eggplant (aubergine), Cauliflower

List 2: Balsamic Vinegar, Goat Cheese, Chipotle peppers

List 3: Maple Syrup, Instant Coffee, Bananas

I have to admit I had a blank when I saw the ingredients. First of all I've never seen

parsnips in Argentina or Maple Syrup; two ingredients: GONE
It was a beautiful warm fall day perfect for a BBQ.
I looked at my fridge and pantry and I had : Chipotles and instant coffee from the lists.
I also had chicken. I run to the store and got cauliflower.
Started the grill and mixed and all purpose rub with the instant coffee and some olive oil;
brushed all the chicken and let it marinade while the coals were getting red.
I blanched the cauliflower, then brushed it with olive oil  and sprinkled it with dry chipotle peppers.
I had all my three ingredients. All on the grill,...laid on the sun and waited.
Simple, really simple and so, so flavourful.


David said...

Glad you were able to throw something tasty together, even if you couldn't find all the ingredients! This looks amazing!

Buon viaggio. said...

Thanks David. I'm glad I got over my mind blocked.