Ridiculously Delicious Spice Recipes

Matthew All Recipes, Spice Recipes 12 Comments

The 21 challengers who advanced to the 2nd round of the Ridiculously Delicious Challenge have proven that they are just that:  Ridiculously Delicious.  

We sent each challenger a box containing a free sample of each of the following: Grains of Paradise, Szechuan Peppercorns, Dried Tepin Peppers, Juniper Berries, Coconut Sugar, Dill Pollen.  Their challenge was to create a ridiculously delicious original recipe using two of the ingredients.

Here are their recipes:

Katie at the Kitchen Door – Cucumber Cups with Feta-Dill Stuffing & Lemon-Szechuan Dressing
Plate Fodder – Pan Roasted Pork Rib Eye with Juniper Berry-Grains of Paradise Rub & Juniper-Scented Potato Cakes
Lemongrove Avenue – Sweet & Spicy Vegetarian Chili
Tri to Cook – Blueberry Cherry Crisp & Grains of Paradise Ice Cream
Big Apple Nosh – Spicy Cherry Truffles
Leslie Uhl – Coconut Creamy Bread Pudding with Cherries
Joanna Marco – Tepin Chile Corn Mini-Muffins with Coconut Sugar
We Like to Cook! – Fettuccine Alla Carbonara
Exciting News from the Paper Shredder – Springtime Potato Salad
A Thought For Food – Chocolate Cherry Scones with Saffron
Lawyer Loves Lunch – Chermoula Fish Tacos & Moroccan Slaw
Cookistry – Shallow-Braised Lamb Steaks & Red Wine Reduction
Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine – Cherry Chocolate Almond Rugelach Seasoned with Grains of Paradise
Snippets of Sue – Poached Salmon, Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Mashed Cauliflower Croquettes
Healthy. Delicious. – Saffron Game Hen & Wild Rice Dressing with Cherries & Pistachios
Kate in the Kitchen – Szechuan Shrimp Cake & Chile Mango Dipping Sauce
Eats Well With Others – Oven-Fried Tepin Chile Chicken, Waffles & Juniper-Pomegranate Maple Syrup
LostPastRemembered – Chocolate Mousse, Coconut & Szechuan Peppercorn Sabayon
ChezWhat? – Sour Cherry Ice Cream, Coconut Sugar Threads & a Pastry
Dinner at Christina’s – Lucia Buns
Chef It Yourself – Arroz con Cordero

Read the Original Challenge Post to see a full synopsis.

Comments 12

  1. Wow. That reads like an allstar list of ingredients. So fun to see how many different directions the challengers took it in!

  2. This was a really fun box of ingredients, and it’s interesting to see how many completely different recipes came out of it. Good luck to everyone!

  3. Chez What? ‘s cherry ice cream with coconut sugar threads and a tart shows amazing technique, flavor, and beauty that deserves the votes!

  4. I vote for Theresa Greco’s Cherry Chocolate Almond Rugelach Seasoned with Grains of Paradise. They look amazing.

  5. I am totally impressed with all, but Christo Gonzales is my favorite. ChezWhat, ice cream with coconut threads, is awesome and an obvious work of art. I would love to see him in action, making those “threads”

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