Monday, 29 December 2008
These are the ingredients so far but I want more so please add on!
On Wednesday is the kick off for this month's PC, I hope you will be here!
Saturday, 27 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Welcome to the round-up of the Paper Chef 35 - the final one for 2008.
Last month's winners, MizD & Chopper Dave from Belly Timber Belly Timber will have the privilege of choosing the winner from a small but high quality field of four.
This month's key ingredients were:
First up we have Terry from Taste Adventures with his "blood" orange risotto cake, with "drunken" Mexican white shrimp in a blood orange vinaigrette.
Next is Lori Ann from Lip Smacking Goodness with her Shrimp and Rice Empanadas.
This turned into a double barrelled entry as there was enough filling leftover to make some spring rolls.
Sara from Culturally Confused created this wonderful Shrimp in Brandy Cream Sauce
And finally Mike (me) from Spikey Mikeys with a Blood Orange & Brandy marinated Prawns with Coconut Rice .
MizD & Chopper Dave will soon select this month's winner, but there is also a People Choice, so visit their blogs and select your favourite!
Vote for your Favourite here
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Saturday, 29 November 2008
Either leave a comment or email us: paperchef AT gmail DOT com
Suggest as many or as few as you wish, but remember that they should be fairly easily sourced.
So far we have: Ham, turkey, tuna, mango, rice, olives, vanilla pod, eggs, lime, brandy, cream, basil, fresh oregano, dried chili.
Let the ideas flow...
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Thursday, 13 November 2008
It is not only the first time that I will do the roundup, it was also the first time for Terry to partake in the Paper Chef challenge. So let’s all stand up in front of our computers to welcome Terry. So let’s start with Terry from Taste Adventures who made a tasty looking Smoked
Next up is Tricia from the blog Jonski Bloski who took a minimalist approach to the challenges with her Turkey Lentil Chile Squash Stew Let’s just say that she pulled it off only using a pinch of salt as an additive to the purity of the 4 ingredients. However, she was planning on other ideas which had to be put aside due to lack of ingredients. Go to her blog and tell her that we want to see those things too.
Hank from Hunter Angler Gardener Cook came up with a Wild Turkey Carnitas made of a turkey not shot by him but Holly – a woman that would scare the shit out of me. Read the part of snake shooting on her blog and you will understand what I am talking about. The link you will find in Hank’s entry.
Lori from Lori’sLipsmacking Goodness was putting herself down by saying that she didn’t make the most inventive dish. How could anyone with that blog title say such a thing? She made a lovely Turkey and Lentil Burger.
The dogs must have been mad of hunger when Natashya cooked her Moroccan Spiced
There was yet another début in this round. It is Mike who started his new blog, Spikey Mikeys, and honored Paper Chef 34 by putting this entry as the first post in his new blog. Congratulations with your new blog! However, Mike is no newbie. He has been around for a while with another blog he had together with his partner Paul. So there is some fierce competition here with his well composed Poached Turkey (chicken) breast with marinated peppers on a bed of Bondi (french) Lentils and roasted caramelised butternut pumpkin.
To be or not to be was not the question in Tanna’s kitchen of half cups. No, it was all about squash or pepper to stuff in that kitchen. In the end she ended up choosing for all of it. Bless her. And I do hope she is feeling better. To get the full picture of filled peppers, pumpkins and unfortunately also a nose – click this link.
We already have a winner among the contestants. It is Denise at Chez Us who won for her Thanksgiving side dish at Chow Food Fight. Congrats, Denise. Well, let’s she if she did it again with her
Last but not least we have Ilva, who needs no further presentation, and her impressive and somewhat odd 3-course menu. I must say that turkey in a dessert would not be my choice but if some one can make it work it is Ilva. And to be honest, I would be more than happy to have her dessert with a tiny piece of turkey. Of course we should not forget the rest of this fantastic menu. Have a look and judge for yourselves. You will have to scroll down a few entries.
A special honorable mentioning has to be made.
Pia from Serendipity, Synchronicity and Saffron actually went so far as to call the Mexican embassy on how to get hold of
At some point I might still get a link to the creation of Belly Timbers own Robin. I will not post my judging until after the weekend. So Robin get that blog of yours redone and you are still in the game.
PS.Sorry there is something wrong with the htlm. I am a far better cook than programmer so it will have to stay that way. D.SPeoples choice poll, go to vote
Sunday, 2 November 2008
This is the current list, please add on some more for the upcoming PC weekend, on Wednesday November's judge Magnus will announce the 4 ingredients!
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Monday, 13 October 2008
Thursday, 9 October 2008
First out are Kay and Dana from Besides Pizza, a mother-daughter who have participated once before, this time they have made a bursting of goodness Really Red Apple Pie Crisp full of apples, ginger and beetroots. Inviting!
Duncan from Syrup and Tang is doing the PC for the first time and he made Beetroot and ginger layered kuih with apple purée, an inspired interpretation of a Malaysian /Indonesian dish. Mouthwatering!
Prtybrd (pronounce that one if you can! She does have a normal name but I'm not sure she wants me to use it) of Culturally Confused is also a first timer and her entry is Ginger Rice Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Beet Compote that has a most fantastic colour! Enticing!
Next out are Mike and Paul from Eat Me! I am so happy that they continue to participate in the Paper Chef as Paul's stopped food blogging (Paul, that's a reproach you know-get going again!) and this is the only time they appear in my rss reader. Anyway this time Paul has made an inviting Green Apple Risotto with Beetroot and Ginger “agrodolce” and Walnuts. Alluring!
Now Magnus of Amsterdam has outdone himself, he has not only made one entry, he has made a whole menu of three dishes! Smoked mackerel on an apple salsa with a beetroot sauce and a beetroot cracker, Rice coated sea wolf on lentils in a beetroot broth and Fluffy rice pudding with apple gel, poached beetroot with a beetroot syrup. Amazing!
And I made Beetroot and Ricotta Mousse with Ginger, Thyme and Balsamic Vinegar Served in Rice baskets and Topped with Apple Garnish.
Thursday, 2 October 2008
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Hold on, there will be a PC short list but Pia of Serendipity, Synchronicity and Saffron who is this month's judge, is travelling today and she told me that she would post the 4 ingredients as soon as she could later today. Just to be on the safe side I have decided to move the deadline from the 7th to the 8th so that we all have time enough to create a lot of interesting entries!
So keep your eyes open!
Sunday, 28 September 2008
kiwi, paprika, lentils, rabbit, rosemary, Cornish hens, spring onion, beetroots, raspberries, palm sugar, artichokes, green garlic, lettuce, onion, parsley, honey, turkey, dry beans, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, thyme, shallot, asparagus, mango, strawberries, cabbage, sage, anaheim peppers, cherries, peaches or nectarines, fish, cream, red wine, mustard, rice vinegar, melon, mint, ginger, horse radish, Meyer lemons and tomatillos.
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Thanks a lot to all of you who voted and to the participants of course!
Saturday, 13 September 2008
This month Andrew from Scottish Cow is the Judge and the one who got to draw and choose the four ingredients, Yogurt, Quinoa, Rice Paper/Wrapper and Tomatoes. Not easy ones but on the other hand, I find that my brain works the best when it has to come up with dishes based on ingredient lists like this, the thinking effort pays off more in a strange way. I am so impressed with what the participants have come up with, there are a few wraps (inevitable with rice paper/wrapper) but they are all different, each and one of the participants have their own distinct take on their wraps! But there are also other dishes and I think you agree with me that the gastronomical levels of the entries are all high, just like it should be here at the Paper Chef!
I will make quite short presentations as I want this to be posted as soon as possible, I hope you won't mind!
Magnus of the blog Amsterdam has done it again, his take on Nime Chow is definitely worth trying out!
Then we have Natashya from Living in the Kitchen with Puppies who made Spicy Quinoa Vegetable Wraps with Yogurt Dipping Sauce that look delicious!
This is Amber's of Amber's Ambry first go at the PC event but I hope she will participate now on a regular basis because her Wraps with Eggplant Dip, Quinoa and Tomatoes look great!
Pia from Serendipity, Synchronicity and Saffron has been watching PC from afar but now she has finally had the time to participate, check out her wonderful Roasted tomatoes soup with quinoa croquettes, tsaziki and fried rice paper!
We have another first timer here, Kate from Dinocab, and I do hope I will see her here in the future too! She made beautiful Grape Leaves stuffed Sandwich Wrap, using Grape leaves instead as she couldn't find any rice paper. And, in case you wonder, you are allowed by the rules to use something similar if you cannot find an ingredient!
Haloo from Cook (Almost) Anything at Least Once has made wraps too but these are quite different, check out her Rice Paper Rolls with Quinoa Omelette and Spiced roasted Tomato Sauce to see the beauties!
And then we have my friend Mike of Eat Me! who made Spicy Lamb & Quinoa, Wrapped in Crispy Fried Rice Paper, with 2 dipping sauces: chilli & tomato, and a minted yogurt, that sounds really good!
Now I remember Tanna from My Kitchen in Half Cups not daring to participate in the PC but now she has thrown all doubts to the wind which I think is great, her entry is Spring Rolls with tomatoes, shrimp, edamame and quinoa served with wasabi yogurt sauce and a hot garlic pepper yogurt sauce!
Lori found the PC event over at Andrew's blog and as she had all the ingredients at home, she decided to participate-good choice! Her entry is Rice Wrappers with Eggplant and Quinoa served with Raita!
If there are links that doesn't work or if I have forgotten something, please tell me and I will fix it!
Thanks again for your patience!
Friday, 12 September 2008
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Monday, 1 September 2008
kiwi, paprika, lentils, rabbit, rosemary, Cornish hens, spring onion, beetroots, raspberries, palm sugar, artichokes, green garlic, lettuce, onion, parsley, yoghurt, honey, turkey, dry beans, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, thyme, shallot, asparagus, mango, strawberries, cabbage, sage, anaheim peppers, cherries, peaches or nectarines, fish, cream, red wine, mustard, rice paper or other wrapper, rice vinegar, melon, mint, ginger, horse radish, quinoa, Meyer lemons and tomatillos.
On Wednesday you have to check out July month's PC winner, Andrew from Scottish Cow, who will give you the 4 ingredients that you will play around with. If you have forgotten the rules or if this is the first time you are participating, click on the link to rules and regulations in the right hand margin!
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
That is the existing ingredient list, please come with suggestions for new ones!
Paper Chef will take place between Wednesday the 3rd and Tuesday the 9th of September. So please start up your creative engines!
I'll be back with more information soon!
Sunday, 20 July 2008
Monday, 14 July 2008
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
I am happy to be able to say that this month we have 9 Paper Chef entries and I didn't feel the need to participate in order to add to the number! Thank you all for taking the PC seriously and for coming up with such great entries. I have to say that Hank has to be praised for his excellent ingredient list, even though 3 of them was chosen arbitrarily, it was he who did that and the fish steak was his choice! So kudos to you! And thanks for judging, it is not an easy task you have before you!
So I better start the roundup.
The first to send me an entry is an old acquaintance of mine, Magnus, a fellow Swedish expat who lives in Amsterdam. Now and then he remembers to participate and always with very tasty and creative entries, this time he has made Tuna steak with panelle and walnut salmoriglio!
Natashya made an enticing Moroccan entry, checch out her her entry Grilled Salmon Steaks and Vegetables in an Oregano Chermoula with Walnut Couscous over at Living in the Kitchen with Puppies!
The Braised Tuna with Walnut Socca that Andrew made for his first Paper Chef participation promises a lot for the future! you can find it on his blog Scottish Cow!
Tricia of from Jonski Blogski came up with an interesting Naan-Traditional Salmon but then she realized that she misread the ingredient list so she has an additional entry at the end of the post!
The first out of our two non blogging participants is Murasaki Shikibu who found all the ingredients this month and created Swordfish Steak/Walnuts/Fresh Oregano/Chickpeas or Chickpea Flour. Let's hope she will go on finding ingredients...
Last month's People's Choice Winner, Mike of Eat Me! has done it again, this month he (and Paul) decided to create a Chickpea salad with Rainbow Trout Steaks and Walnut & Oregano sauce, a good choice!
Non blogger no 2, Yannic contributes with a vegetarian entry: Gram dal/chickpea flour sauerkraut strudel with curry-caramelised walnuts and oregano sabayon that looks really tasty!
I am happy that Haalo of Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once has decided to participate in the Paper Chef again with a Warm Swordfish Salad that looks absolutely great!
Tanna has been bitten by the Paper Chef bug and is now an oldie here, this time she has made Grilled Tuna Steak Served on Various Greens, Chickpeas and Walnuts. Check it out over at My Kitchen in Half Cups
This is it, now you have to vote and I have to start doing some real work over here! Thanks to all of the participants, if I have forgotten something or someone, please tell me!