The envelope please…


As the host and judge of this month’s Paper Chef competition, I challenged people to create a dish using pasta, beetroot, chèvre…and peanut butter.

Five daring cooks participated in the month’s challenge. Everyone impressed me with the thought they put into their creations and with the stunningly creative results. So, how to choose?

After a great deal of deliberation, one contestant really seemed to stand out in my mind. The presentation of the dish was eye-catching and the idea was quite unconventional.

So…the envelope please. The winner of Paper Chef #46 is…
*drumroll*

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

JENNY from I could even eat a baby deer! with Chèvre mousse with beetroot, deep fried pasta and peanut butter caramel.

Chèvre mousse? Deep fried pasta? And…yum!…peanut butter caramel. Very creative and it sounds delicious.

Congrats Jenny. I pass the Paper Chef judging baton to you.

.
.
.
.
.

I didn’t create a dish for the challenge, but this was only due to a lack of time, not because I couldn’t come up any ideas. Some things I considered:

  1. Pasta shells filled with a beet/chèvre purée and a spicy peanut sauce
  2. Pasta salad – rotini pasta, a combo of pickled beets-corn relish-Pennsylvania Dutch Chow Chow (pickled assorted veggies), crumbled herb-flavored chèvre, and  peanut butter salad dressing
  3. Cheesecake – crust made from graham crackers and chow mein noodles, peanut butter/chèvre filling, with a topping of beet preserves
  4. This Kugel (noodle pudding) made with beet pasta , with peanut butter swirled in
  5. Beet pasta with a bechamel like this one (chèvre, Cheddar, parmigiano), topped with grilled chicken that has  marinated in peanut butter salad dressing, and asparagus spears (A rather crazy twist on the usual fettucine alfredo with chicken & broccoli)

I seriously think I might try #5 one day. The others…maybe not. 🙂

Advertisements

One Response to The envelope please…

  1. Jenny says:

    Thank you Dale! I’m so excited to be the next judge and ingredient picker forz Paper Chef!
    This was a tough challenge, I’m glad you found my entry appetizing. Thanks again!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: