Last spring I posted about Iron Chef because it was so much fun and I thought it was so cool that we had such an awesome and different event on our campus. This year, it was announced that Iron Chef would again be part of Spring Fling — a week of activities toward the end of the school year. I wasn’t going to participate in Iron Chef this year because I was feeling the pressure of assignments and end-of-the-year tasks to complete. However, I got asked to be on a team and I agreed to join in. I’m so glad I did! Not only was Iron Chef a blast, but my team ended up winning first place!
We were given 45 minutes to cook up an entree that had to contain 3 secret ingredients: chicken, avocado, and pineapple. We also had access to a HUGE variety of other foods and spices to help make our dish delicious. There were things like eggplants, strawberries, mangos, rice, eggs, and so many other foods available for us to use. We had a burner to cook on, as well as pans, bowls, knives, and several other kitchen utensils.
My team consisted of myself and 4 of my fellow SGA members. We ended up making an Asian-Pacific grilled chicken on a bed of sauteed greens with a side of avocado pepper salsa in a mango bowl. We knew our dish was good, but we didn’t think we’d win first place! The judges scored team’s dishes based on several factors, including taste and presentation. I guess ours had it all!
We had more teams participate this year than we did last year. I think everybody that was there would agree that this event is one that needs to keep happening every year!