Monday, August 17, 2009

Mystery Box Challenge August 2009

Four people for dinner. Two people cooking (and it's not me or my husband!).

I buy the ingredients, and my friends come over and cook - I think it's a pretty good deal. don't you think?

The ingredients are (from top left, clockwise):
hazelnuts, truss cherry tomatoes, sweet potato, fresh cherries, passionfruit pulp, dark chocolate, chicken thighs, scallops, leek, parsley, thickened cream, fresh pappardelle.


The process:
It took about an hour for the main meal, and half an hour for the cake. (very impressed!)
The result:
Main
Creamy leek sauce, poured over the fresh pappardelle. Sweet potatoes were fried off, and scallops and chicken thighs well browned. The truss tomatoes were slow-roasted in the oven, and this made the tomatoes deliciously sweet and soft. They were artistically placed on top of the pasta dish. Great presentation!

Dessert:
Chocolate torte with cherries and hazelnuts, drizzled with a passionfruit cream and vanilla ice cream. The hazelnuts that were placed on top of the cake ended up being nice and toasted in the oven.

The least we could do was wash the dishes. Well done, girls - it was an absolutely delicious meal!

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