Last week, Bethel hosted a number of fun activities and events as part of our 2015 Spring Fling. One of my personal favorites was the Iron Chef Cook-off.
Similar to the popular TV show, contestants were given limited ingredients and a time constraint of one hour to prepare an appetizer, entreé and drink for the judges.
Ingredients ranged from eggs, to pineapple, to whipped cream to a myriad of spices and seasonings. Oh and one catch — we had to incorporate the “secret ingredient” into our appetizer and entree. The secret ingredient was revealed to be scallops, a type of seafood. My team and I were utterly confused as how to incorporate this into our meal, as none of us had ever cooked with scallops before.
Somehow, we pulled off a bruschetta appetizer (topped with sauteéd scallops of course) as well as a mango-scallop fried rice with tropical infused sweet tea to drink.
Although we did not win the $100 prize for first place, we had a blast cooking and laughing with each other.
Everyone who attended made some interesting and yummy food, and the whole thing was a great turnout. I can’t wait for next year’s Iron Chef Cook-off!