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Collin and I sometimes watch the TV show called Chopped. And one day, I asked him what if I choose ingredients in a mystery box and you cook. He said “yeah!” Well, there is no one chopped, though.

This is the 5th challenge. I bought these ingredients. He bought some accompaniments.

Ingredients for Appetizer:

  • Smoked Salmon, and
  • Fennel, and
  • Ciabatta

Ingredients for Main dish:

  • Ground Pork and Beef, and
  • Broccolini, and
  • Clamato Juice (A small can that sits for long time)

Both need to be cooked within one hour. He can use whatever in cupboard or fridge.

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Here are outcomes of his cooking.

Appetizer: Open faced ciabatta with onion fennel relish, smoked salmon lox, goat cheese and lemon

Fennel was cooked slowly for long time with onions so that it was soft and sweet. I think dripping some lemon juice on smoked salmon would make taste better.

Main dish: Rotini with Clamato tomato sauce, organic broccolini, fontina cheese and meatballs

Tomato sauce was just right with slight spiciness, it added to a pan for meatballs a little by little so that meatballs were tasty. Cheese on top wasn’t covered (or melted) well. I didn’t taste Clamato, but was the spiciness coming from the juice?

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Verdict: He survived! I will give him a harder challenge next time. 😛 Oh, what is he going to do with the full of tomato sauce in the pot?!

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Collin and I sometimes watch the TV show called Chopped. And one day, I asked him what if I choose ingredients in a mystery box and you cook. He said “yeah!” Well, there is no one chopped, though.

This is the 4th challenge. I gave him a note for these ingredients, and he bought them. Some change was applied that he bought pork tenderloin instead, as pork roast was too much quantity for two.

Ingredients for Appetizer:

  • Trout, and
  • Apple, and
  • Celery

Ingredients for Main dish:

  • Pork Tenderloin, and
  • Instant Noodles, and
  • Snap Peas

Both need to be cooked within one hour. He can use whatever in cupboard or fridge.

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Here are outcomes of his cooking.

Appetizer: Steelhead Trout and Apple Celery salad Canape

Apple Celery salad on top was marinated with rice vinegar that is seasoned right. The combination of marinated seared-rare trout and the salad was well-matched as canape. I can keep eating. It was fancy!

Main dish: Snap Pea Veggies Stir-fry with Garlic Ginger Soy, topped with Honey Lemon Ginger Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Ground garlic ginger was evenly mixed and seasoned with veggies and instant noodles. Pork tenderloin was perfectly cooked as tender and kept moist. I wish he could have made a surprise with instant noodles rather than stir fry.

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Note that he didn’t make mess on pots and plates this time. Well done! 😛

Verdict: Okay, I will give him a kiss and hugs. 😀

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Collin and I sometimes watch the TV show called Chopped. And one day, I asked him what if I choose ingredients in a mystery box and you cook. He said “yeah!” Well, there is no one chopped, though.

This is the second challenge. I didn’t have time to buy again, so I gave a paper what mystery ingredients were, and he bought them and cooked.

Ingredients for Appetizer:

  • Eggplant, and
  • Bread, and
  • Salmon

Ingredients for Main dish:

  • Korean pancake mix, and
  • Green Onion, and
  • Ground Turkey

Both need to be cooked within one hour. He can use whatever in cupboard or fridge.

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Here are outcomes of his cooking.

Appetizer: Soy Poached Salmon Canape, with marinated Eggplant

It looks good, and it tasted good. I love the marinated eggplant and could eat every day!

Main dish: Savory Asian Pancake with cabbage and Green Onion, topped with Fried Turkey

I wish he cooked green portion of green onion in the pancake instead of using as garnish, as I don’t really like it as raw. The pancake was a bit oily and noodle-like, and it was OK.

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Verdict: As the appetizer was great, I will give him another chance. (Chance of what?! :D)

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