So when I opened the box from the folks at Foods from Chile, I felt like I had walked into my very own episode of Food Network’s Chopped. Or Ready… Set… Cook with Sissy Biggers. Anyone remember that show? Man, I miss that one. We should start a petition. Or something.
Through a project with KitchenPLAY and Foods from Chile, I need to create a recipe using the below ingredients (some, all, or even just one). It’s quite an eclectic mix of food, and who knew that there were so many delicious Chilean specialties? I always think spicy when I think of Chilean foods, but their claims to food fame is way more than that…
The ingredients they sent? Fish is pretty well represented with packages of smoked trout, smoked salmon, and mussels in olive oil (oh! mussels! how do I love thee?). Also fresh fruit is in abundance with two kinds of grapes, a plum, blueberries, raisins, and prunes, along with a bottle of blueberry juice and fig chutney with merken. Finishing out the crate was some dried red chili pepper and toasted coriander, a bottle of extra-virgin olive oil (hello healthy fats!), and an avocado tool and apron.
Now here is where I need your help … Click on over to Kitchen PLAY and hit me with your best shot. I need ideas on a recipe to create with these Foods from Chile. Thankfully, not every ingredient has to be used, which is a big relief because I can’t imagine the recipe that could make all of these ingredients play together in one dish. If I or one of the other bloggers participating use your idea as my inspiration, you’ll get your very own bag of goodies containing Foods from Chile (valued at $30)! You have until 11:59 p.m. on April 25th. We will all be posting the winning final dishes on May 7th.
And! Also on May 7th at 7:00 p.m., join our Twitter party where we chat about all the awesome Chilean foods we know and love, and we’ll talk about the recipes we made. And you’ll have more chances to win as we give away five more gift crates packed with Chilean food goodies! RSVP for the Twitterfest right here.
Ready … set … inspire me!
PS Your fun fact that you’ll need for the upcoming Twitter party … did you know that Chile is the largest producer and exporter of blueberries in the world?