Ya know, it was really nice to host this little contest for ya’ll. It isn’t very often that a blogger gets to have a two-way conversation with the readers (that’s you). I’ve found over the years it can really bring a sense of closeness that I enjoy, like coming by for a beverage and a snack treat.
Well, we didn’t exactly set a record with the number of entries (you’re just not used to it here), but the absolute quality of the entries? Second to none, easy.
Move along …
Our first entry is offered up by Mrs. Guy and she cooked me Opor Ayam (Chicken in Coconut Milk), man it was wonderful. Cooking pretty much anything in coconut milk is outstanding, even vegetables. 2nd on the list is Zoomie with her Cocoa and Spice Slow-Roasted Pork with Onions. The long mellowed ingredients coupled with pork is an absolute favorite. And you know whut? It’s even better the next day, pork is beautiful. Even during summer, I can dig it. 3rd up is Massolo (I forgot to put his name up there! Ah well, the recipe is solid), he’s a friend from many years ago, many many years ago. Just to give you an idea as to how long we’ve been friends, 2400 baud modems had just hit the scene, late 1980’s. Ahhh good times. Well, I could taste those morsels, each and every one. I love little tasty bits of meat, so deep & rich in all the flavors. Perfection! 4th to the table is BG and his Moroccan Feast – Pork shoulder/Pork Belly. The bar has been raised and I thought to myself, “Bring it, this is going to be great.” 5th on the list comes from Salvage and he cooked me Crawfish Pie, dedicated to the recent Crawfish Boil episode. I love meat pies and I’ve never even remotely had anything like this. Am using his list of ingredients to put together something in my mouth, just to see. My imagination is pretty good and I have to say, even my mind’s mouth is foaming. After Salvage we visit Michelle of Montreal and her Ragu. Do you have any idea how much I enjoy a red sauce over pasta? Any pasta? Yeah, well, a lot. Like thiiiiissss much. You can put cheese on it!
After a few days of deliberation, we’ve narrowed it down. And at this point am kinda glad we didn’ have 60 entries to sift through. Since this contest is all about me, I’m picking Salvage’s Crawfish Pie. I’ve never had it and between the unique recipe, photoraph and ingredients, he wins. Thank you to the contestants and thank you to Salvage for cooking for me!
ps – I’ll contact Salvage here in a moment.