Thursday, March 8, 2012

#31: Mexican food - February 2012

Mexican-off was held at das Blühaus on the 22nd of February. We took care to make everything gluten-free after accidentally poisoning Yaara with seitan at the last cookoff, but alas, she was stuck at home with a migraine the day of. Nevertheless we all stuffed ourselves to the point of bursting and drank until the wine ran out.

Jen: "gastronomical digest" tortilla soup featuring black bean, corn, zucchini, and red pepper; topped with pepperjack Daiya, lime juice, avocado, and homemade chili-garlic tortilla crisps
tortilla soup
Dan: "carnitas" corn tortilla filled with spicy pulled pork-style dried rubbed jackfruit with caramelized onions and mushrooms, topped with mango black bean salsa
pulled 'pork' tacos
Nina: "¡hot tamale sunrise!" tamale pie: bean, corn, and tomato base with a polenta topping and cilantro garnish (I apologize for the brutally bad focus on this photo)
tamale pie
Laryssa: "molé, muthafucka!" spicy chocolate tempeh, nuts, & seeds in a cheesy corn quesadilla topped with mango salsa and cilantro-lime sour cream
molé quesadillas
Kaylie: "a la vergäs" fig, oyster mushroom & candied spicy almond in a mini taco with pickled onion, crispy fried potato, and garlic cream sauce
fig & oyster mushroom mini taco
Malloreigh: "the ugly do-over" mango guacamole with fire-roasted tomato salsa and homemade tortilla chips
mango guacamole
Amanda: "ribbed sugary cocks" churros rolled in chili-cinnamon sugar and dipped in dark chocolate sauce
gluten-free churros

also in attendance were Jesse, Steph, and Sarah.

seconds: Amanda
creativity: Kaylie
authenticity: Jen
presentation: Kaylie
overall favourite: Dan

overall winner: Kaylie

best name: (unscored category) Amanda

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