Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Paper Chef 38 - The Ingredients

As Terry from Taste Adventures selected me as last month's winner of The Paper Chef, I have the privilege of selecting the four ingredients for this month's Paper Chef Challenge.
There were alot of ingredients to choose from, but the rules do state that it has to be three random ingredients & the fourth to be selected by the previous months winner (me!). So after looking at the suggested ingredients, and hoping like crazy that some certain combinations didn't happen, I fired up "the randomiser" and let it do its job.....

I think the randomiser got stuck as he selected four, rather than 3, ingredients. So luckily for all participants, we do not have to try & marry anchovy with strawberry!
In case you missed it, here are the three random ingredients:
But what to select as my choice for the final fourth ingredient...Well it isn't going to be strawberry, but will be:

If you need to refresh yourself of the rule, you can find them
Remember to post your entry on your blog & send an email to:
If you're not a blogger but want to participate, email your entry to the paper chef.
So good luck & good cooking :)
Oh, & if you REALLY want to be challenged, add the strawberries to the list of ingredients.


Ilva said...

I want more of Paul! moremoremore!
and now over to trying to make something with the ingredients!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Let's see if I read those rules isn't there something about with 5 you can slash one? . . . oh you say not . . . anchovy, love anchovy but with figs, mint and strawberry . . . (runs screaming into the woods) . . .

Laura said...

Fig, I assume dry since it is would be impossible to find fresh figs in the northern half of the globe. Please confirm.

I will try to join you guys this month!

Mike said...

Laura - Yes it can be any variation on Fig, dried, fresh, preserved.
MyKitchen.. - Yes, it will be interesting this month, thats for sure!
Ilva - If you haven't guessed, Paul loves being infront of a camera ;)

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Figs aren't even in season in Andalucia because I don't remember seeing them around but I'll see if I can find some. They are funny about dried figs here. They have tons of it everywhere in the period leading up to Christmas, then they disappear and you have to go to touristy gift shops (somewhere faraway from my flat) find them covered in dust.

Tricia said...

I have never cooked with an anchovy or a fig, but at least I don't wrinkle my nose in disgust (like I did for last month's liver). Now to figure out where to acquire them and what to do...

Adrienne said...

This is going to be my first paper chef project and I am SO excited. Just making sure - no strawberry, right? Fig, mint, anchovy, polenta?

Mike said...

Hi Adrienne,
You are correct. No Strawberry (unless you want to incorporate it in somehow...)
The main ingredients are Figs, Anchovy, Mint & Polenta. They can be fresh, salted, preserved, raw, dried, ground etc. That is where your imagination & creativity comes in. Good Luck :)