This Week’s Cooking Challenge

Hello and welcome to this week’s Help Peter Cook Challenge!

For the first cooking challenge I’m going to make it easy.  The ingredients you have to work with this week are:

  • Halibut
  • White Onion
  • Shitake Mushrooms
  • Broccoli

Now then, the challenge to you is to use those four ingredients, plus up to two ingredients of your own (you don’t have to add anything if you don’t want to), and post a recipe with cooking instructions.  You may use any of the spices listed on the Spices & Herbs page free of charge.

You have until 10am Pacific Time (UTC-8) to post to post a recipe.  Feel free to post the recipe on your own site and link to it here, we’d love to see what else you’ve been up to!  Or simply post the whole recipe in the comments section below.  I will then purchase any needed ingredients tomorrow after 10am, cook up the meal and video tape it.  The final result will be presented here in living color for the world to see with an official tasting!!  And if yours is the chosen recipe, you’ll be listed in our soon to be listed Hall Of Fame!

So, what kind of meal do you have in mind?

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  • Kay says:

    Wait a minute … does normal things like butter also fall in the “ingredients of your own” section?

  • Kay says:

    I’m adding milk and flour.

    Cut the broccoli in small florets. Parboil them in lightly salted water for about 5 minutes. Chop the onions and mushrooms, sautee them in 2 tbsp butter, add 2 tbsp flour (you don’t have mustard powder in the list, shame on you!) and cook for a minute or two while stirring ocasionally. Add about 1 cup of milk until you have a consistency you like. Season with salt, pepper and parsley and cook for a few minutes.

    Preheat your oven to 400F. Put the halibut in an oven dish, season with salt and pepper, place the broccoli on top of it and pour the onion and shitake sauce over it. Bake for 10 minutes per inch of thickness.

  • pwc says:

    Yep, butter and things like olive oil are available. I’ll update the list to include them.