Posts Tagged ‘Snap Peas’

I don’t remember what was exactly, but Collin and I talked about seafood dishes, like I like this, that should be blah, what if you do this, etc., etc. And, he said he wanted to make duo dishes and liked me to compare them. Well, I’m his guinea pig. 😛

Left: Mushroom Risotto & Pan-seared Scallops
Right: Halibut & Spicy Veggies and Cashew

Duo: Mushroom Risotto & Pan-seared Scallops, Halibut & Spicy Veggies and Cashew

Mushroom Risotto & Pan-seared Scallops

Halibut & Spicy Veggies and Cashew

Scallops were perfectly cooked, and risotto was right-seasoned and tasted good. My halibut was little overcooked, compared to his, but still it was well-seasoned and tasted good. Veggies were a bit sour for me by tomatoes.

So, I would say Mushroom Risotto & Pan-seared Scallops won!

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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.


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.


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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