I was invited by Kitchen Play to participate in a #CookChilean challenge along with 4 other bloggers. The challenge? Create a dish from a mystery box of ingredients sourced from Chile. What fun! You know how I love kitchen challenges.
When FedEx delivered the big mystery box, I feverishly ripped it open to see what was inside. I was not disappointed.
Smoked trout, smoked salmon, extra virgin olive oil, a tin of mussels, a jar of merlot onion jam, a bag of fresh fruit (apple, lemon, clementines). And, for the chef (me!), they also included a fun fruit-flavored lip balm, avocado slicer/corer/smasher, and an apron.
About the challenge:
I need to create a receipe using some of the items in the mystery box. I’ve got a couple of ideas, but if you’d like to a chance to win a Foods from Chile gift bag (value $30), please leave a suggestion of what I should make in the comments below. No need for descriptives or details, just a germ of an idea. If I pick your suggestion, you win! It’s that simple.*
So, what would you do with smoked trout, smoked salmon, extra virgin olive oil, a tin of mussels, merlot onion jam, a bag of fresh fruit (apple, lemon, clementines).
On an ancillary note, I’ve been to Chile twice and can personally attest to the quality of the food. These photos were taken at a roadside restaurant outside of Santiago where we stopped for delicious empanadas (fresh from the outdoor oven) and a welcome drink.
Watch for social media updates, including a twitter party at 7pm on August 6th after the big reveal earlier in the day (8am).
*Contest Rules: as noted above; void where prohibited; no purchase necessary; must be at least 18 to enter. Shipping to continental U.S. addresses only, excluding Alaska. No P.O. boxes. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Entry submission period ends Thursday, July 25 at 11:59 PM ET.