Monday, February 7, 2011

The Ridiculously Delicious Challenge - Stage 1

Marx Foods has challenged me. And I accept.

The Goodie List
Kobe Beef Sliders
OR Kobe Beef Burgers
Whole Quail
OR Semi-Boneless Quail
Wild Boar St. Louis Spare Ribs Pink Salmon Fillets
Kangaroo Burgers
OR Ground Kangaroo Meat
Wild Mushroom Sampler
(contents may change)
Live Oyster Sampler Ultimate Chile Head Sampler
10lb Specialty Burger Sampler Mega Pantry Sampler
Pekin Duck Breasts Fresh Blood Oranges
5lbs Frozen Wild Huckleberries 20lb Heirloom Potato Sampler
1lb Fresh Daruma Wasabi Specialty Sausage Sampler
14lb Dried Bean Sampler 1lb Bourbon Vanilla Beans
Superior Spanish Saffron Threads 2 Live Geoducks
Edible Flower Assortment & Microflower Blend

My first task: Choose three of the goodies above and answer "what would I do with them if I won?"

I hemmed, I hawed.

I pondered weak and weary. I nodded, nearly napping.

Finally, finally I decided on three.

Duck breasts because Johnny and I have fallen in love with roasted duck. I even made it for Thanksgiving in lieu of the oft boring turkey. I would roast a few of them, of course. I would also use my ever-growing collection of precious duck fat to confit them.

Sausages because it's in my blood. My dad has made sausage my whole life (and has even e-mailed Justin about trying it!) and I respect it as a true art form. The sausage sampler (containing many duck options) looks like a real adventure I'd like to partake on! To appreciate the sausages' true flavors, I would most likely cook them plain and pair with complimentary side dishes, like polenta.

Heirloom potatoes because they're beautiful! I've heard of heirloom tomatoes, but never heirloom potatoes. I can't wait to sample the different varieties and see their stunning hues on my plate! I think I'd try my hand at gnocchi again, but with a blue or purple variety. How cool would that look!?


Roz said...

Hi Christina. how fun. Not easy to narrow down a list like that!!!

Biz said...

Okay, I am not sure I've seen heirloom potatoes either! And I just defrosted some more of your Dad's sausage for my bolognese sauce I am making later in the week - I just love that your Dad's sausage is so flavorful and not greasy!

Happy Monday!

Cassie said...

I absolutely LOVE purple potatoes. They're creamy like yukon golds and a little bit sweeter. I often eat them baked, plain - without salt, pepper or butter! Purple fingerlings are especially good for this!

Errign said...

I think blue gnocchi would probably be THE coolest thing ever :)

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I haven't seen heirloom potatoes either. They look pretty!

Can you get those at the store??

Great choices, I new you'd pick the sausage!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I've never heard of heirloom potatoes either--I'll be anxious to see what you'll whip up with them!