#CookChilean Food Blogger Challenge

If a mystery box filled with delicious Chilean ingredients showed up on your doorstep, what would you make?

Smoked Trout Arugula Salad with Grapes and Blueberries from Dorothy of Shockingly Delicious

Smoked Trout Arugula Salad with Grapes and Blueberries from Dorothy of Shockingly Delicious

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Tartine from Jennifer of Savory Simple

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Tartine from Jennifer of Savory Simple

A Really Good Blueberry Mojito from Renee of Flamingo Musings

A Really Good Blueberry Mojito from Renee of Flamingo Musings

Roasted Blueberry & Grape Spread with Smoked Salmon from Johanna of Momma Cuisine

Roasted Blueberry & Grape Spread with Smoked Salmon from Johanna of Momma Cuisine

Mixed Green Salad with Smoked Salmon & Lemon Vinaigrette from Cate of Sweetnick's

Mixed Green Salad with Smoked Salmon & Lemon Vinaigrette from Cate of Sweetnick’s

That’s just what Foods From Chile wants to know, so they’ve partnered with Kitchen PLAY to launch their spring Food Blogger Challenge. Last week, five creative food bloggers received a shipment of hand-selected Chilean foods. Now they need to come up with a recipe to showcase one or more of them, and fast!

And they need your help.

Take a look at the delicious ingredients they received:

  • olive oil
  • jam
  • mussels
  • blueberry juice
  • salmon
  • trout
  • prunes
  • red grapes
  • green grapes
  • blueberries
  • a plum
  • raisins

Next, come up with your own recipe idea, suggestion or inspiration based on one or more of those tasty ingredients. Leave it in the comments on this page. If your idea is selected by one of the bloggers, you’ll win a Foods From Chile gift bag of your very own, containing lovely Chilean products (approximate value $30).

Leave a recipe suggestion in the comments and you could win a Foods From Chile gift bag!

Leave a recipe suggestion in the comments and you could win a Foods From Chile gift bag!

If your idea isn’t selected, you still have a chance to score at our #CookChilean Twitter Party, where the final recipes will be revealed. Register for the Twitter Party below to be eligible to win one of five Foods From Chile prize crates (approximate value $25). Then tweet a correct answer during our Chilean Q&A and you could win! (Clues available in the posts below.)

Flamingo Musings: Chili is the Pepper and Chile is the Country: A Kitchen PLAY Challenge for You!
Momma Cuisine: #CookChilean Contest–Ends April 25, 2013
Savory Simple: Foods From Chile Blogger Challenge
Shockingly Delicious: I Need Help! What Am I Going to Make with these Foods From Chile?
Sweetnicks: ISO Your Creativity {Foods From Chile}

Hurry! The deadline to leave a comment is this Thursday, April 25, at 11:59 PM ET. The #CookChilean Twitter Party takes place on May 7, at 7:00 PM ET

See guidelines below then put on your thinking cap!

Guidelines:

Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Must be at least 18 to enter. Eligible entries will include a comment on this Kitchen PLAY page, providing a recipe idea or suggestion that incorporates at least one of the Chilean ingredients listed above. Winning entries will be chosen by participating bloggers and/or Kitchen PLAY and its affiliates. Decision on winners is final and at the sole discretion of Kitchen PLAY and its affiliates. All submissions become property of Kitchen PLAY. Winners will be notified via email address provided with their comments and will have 24 hours to claim their prize, at which point a new winner will be chosen randomly from remaining eligible entries. Shipping to continental US addresses only, excluding Alaska. No PO Boxes. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Entry submission period ends Thursday, April 25 at 11:59 PM ET.

Comments

  1. says

    Ooh I love Chilean food. Make some “Once” (Chilean afternoon tea) platters with the fruit, use the Oxo avocado tool to make some “Palta” (avocado) mashed and seasoned with the olive oil on toast. Add a little seafood spread made with the smoked trout or salmon. Perfect!

  2. Samantha says

    I love the idea of leaving the fish behind and making some delicious pies! Or a wonderful dessert out of all that delicious fruit – I’m thinking something topped with homemade vanilla ice-cream or even a cobbler of sorts. YUM!

  3. says

    I would dice up the plums, prunes, blueberries and mix them with a cabbage slaw and a vinigarette for a side dish. Then I would break up the fish and slice the grapes, add some nuts and make something akin to chicken salad and serve it on wraps or in lettuce cups!

  4. Marilee Reyes says

    To utilize as many as possible of the items in the package I’d begin with a “light” mussel chowder, followed by trout with a sauce of grapes cooked in wine and pear jam, with a salmon souffle on the side. Dessert would be fresh blueberries in a blueberry juice reduction over ice cream

  5. John says

    All the seafood says Paella to me. Using the fruit to make a granita or maybe a margarita type cocktail using pisco instead of tequila.

  6. MC Denver says

    You could make a smoked fish cream cheese appetizer tart with a jam sauce and serve the fruit on the side.

  7. says

    Sweat some onions and garlic in the olive oil. Toss in the mussels. Add a good splash of a nice Chilean wine. I know it’s not in the bag, but they’re easy to find. Slam on the lid and cook until the mussels open.

  8. says

    These are some awesome ingredients to create beautiful recipes with! When I think of foods from Chile, freshness comes in my mind right the way. So, I’ll take advantage of the freshness of these ingredients and make a wonderful Chilean Salad. The base of the salad will have green and red grapes (halved), blueberries, plums (sliced), and apples (diced), then, all toss together with a simple Vinaigrette. The vinaigrette is made from blueberry juice, red wine vinegar, a little onion jam with merlot wine, some fresh herbs and mustard, then whisk together with olive oil. Top the salad with some beautiful smoked salmon and enjoy. Oh boy! I need to go make this salad tomorrow! I’m getting hungry just by typing! :)

  9. Terri Bianchi says

    Hmmm, interesting ingredients…I’m thinking a smoked trout dip with avocado, crushed red peppers and an olive oil drizzle

  10. says

    I would use the blueberries, blueberry juice and the jam and make sauce to pour over the Salmon.
    Then I would use the prunes, plums and raisins to make a chutney to put on top of pan fried trout.
    I would cook the mussels in a olive oil and garlic sauce and serve over a bed of linguini. Use the grapes to decorate the dishes.
    There you go I just covered every ingredient.

  11. says

    Ooops accidentally left this on Jen’s blog: What fun! I have no idea what smoked trout even tastes like-wish I did, maybe I would have some brilliant idea for it lol. I am not a mussels or salmon fan, so I would gear toward choosing my own protein. What about a roasted pork (whole loin or tenderloin, depending on how much work you want to put into it) with the plums and grapes (both colors). throw in some onions and garlic for a more savory touch, use the extra virgin olive oil, and maybe throw in potatoes too. You have a one pot meal (I am all about reducing my work lol) and you know I kind of want to try this meal myself now. :) I would also be tempted to research (because I am anal like that) what kind of vinegar is more likely to pop up in Chile, or citrus, and use that to brighten the dish.

  12. says

    Take chicken breast pounded flat and put some chopped prunes and raisins on it. Roll it up, season it, and cook in the olive oil. Use the drippings to cook down some fresh blueberries, add is some of the juice and reduce. Serve with roasted potatoes and a fruit salad with the grapes and plums. Gild the lily with a little champagne and blueberry juice cocktail. YUM!!

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