#EdenCooks - Iron Chef Eden: Battle Artichoke OR Dill

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#EdenCooks - Iron Chef Eden: Battle Artichoke OR Dill

Alys Alys
Another month, another challenge. This month's Iron Chef Eden challenge ingredients are artichoke and dill. Whatever recipe or ideas you can come up with post them here, then once you make the dish, post your results, with pictures if possible.

One thing that I want to clear up: as of now, I will be leaving the Iron Chef Eden challenges open for further contributions and other wild ideas.
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El-Jaro El-Jaro
I have a great recipe for baked Dill potatoes, but I never measure the ingredients. I go by "looks about right", "a bit", and "some".
05/17/2011
Alys Alys
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I have a great recipe for baked Dill potatoes, but I never measure the ingredients. I go by "looks about right", "a bit", and "some".
I have honestly gotten death-glares from people when they ask how long something needs to cook and I reply "until it's done." Being the manager of this club is something of a personal challenge because I never measured ingredients and would change them every time I made the same recipe.

For the Iron Chef Eden challenges we don't really need specific recipes, more of a general concept and what you usually put in the dish.

Baked dill potatoes sounds absolutely amazing!
05/17/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Basically, slice and/or dice potatoes to your favorite, yet small enough to bake, size. Rinse. Peel and dice a Vidalia or Spanish onion (bit size, not burger size pieces), add to potatoes below. If you're a garlic fan, slice about 5 cloves of garlic into about nickel width slices, add to potatoes.

Lube up a 14" or so baking dish with your favorite EVOO (not too big, not too small)

Apply coarse sea salt.

Finely, yet savagely, chop FRESH dill. Maybe 1/4 cup or so...a goodly amount nonetheless. Possible add-ons: Curry powder, Onion powder, Garlic salt, fresh parsley. Mix with potatoes/onions/garlic in mixing bowl with EVOO until evenly-ish covered.

Bake until potatoes are browned on the outside, not blackened (unless you like that). 400 deg or so for about 30-45 mins (I have a crappy oven).

Top individual portions with malt vinegar (like they do in London).
05/18/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
I think I decided what I'm going to do.

I'm going to puree some artichoke hearts with dill and make a circle of this puree on a plate. On top of that I'll place an artichoke and crab crab-cake. The I'll add a poached egg, roasted dill potato slices, grilled slices of artichoke, and some heavily dilled smoked salmon. I'll top it off with home-made hollandaise sauce.

Think of it as heavily mutated Eggs Benedict.
05/18/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I think I decided what I'm going to do.

I'm going to puree some artichoke hearts with dill and make a circle of this puree on a plate. On top of that I'll place an artichoke and crab crab-cake. The I'll add a poached egg, ...
That's a LOT of green...maybe at an octopus tentacle too?
05/18/2011
liilii080 liilii080
How fun!! I'm going to have to put my thinking cap on and get back to this thread
05/18/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
I make a Texas-style deviled egg using fresh dill. They have a bit of a bite so it may not be for everyone but if you like a little spicy they are great.

I have to make and take pics today and I will back on here today and post it.
05/26/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Ok here goes..

Cayenne and Ranch Deviled Eggs

One dozen large eggs
1-tsp finely chopped dill
1-tbsp dill relish
1/2-tsp cayenne pepper
1/4-C mayonaise
1/4-C ranch dressing
1-tsp minced garlic
1/2-tsp salt
1/2-tsp black pepper

1)Hardboil eggs then let cool and peel
2)Cut eggs in half-long ways
3)Scoop out yolks and put in bowl (set egg halves aside)
4)Using a fork...mash yolks
5)Add mayo, ranch and relish..mix
6)Add dry ingredients (cayenne, dill, garlic, salt, pepper). Mix well
7)Spoon mixture back into egg halves
8)Sprinkle a little more cayenne on top of the eggs
9)Cover and chill 1 hour

They are addicting.

Picture link
05/26/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Yay! I learned how to put a picture on flickr, now if I could make it post I would be batting a thousand. Enjoy, I am eating some now
05/26/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
Yay! I learned how to put a picture on flickr, now if I could make it post I would be batting a thousand. Enjoy, I am eating some now
To post your picture, click on the photo on Flickr that you want to post. Then click "Actions at the top left of the photo and choose "View All Sizes." Then choose whichever size you want and right-click on it. Depending on what browser you use, there may be an option for "Copy Image Location," "Copy Image Address", or "Copy Image URL." Select that and then you can move on to pasting it in the thread using the proper code. That code would be img|paste URL here with brackets ([ and ]) on either side of the code. Mouse-over the "i" with the circle around it at the top of where you post to get a better idea if what I just said didn't make sense.


Oh, and the deviled eggs look delicious. I LOVE deviled eggs.
05/28/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
05/30/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
I made my Iron Chef meal today, and it turned out quite well. Basically, it was modeled after the classic Eggs Benedict, but heavily mutated beyond that.

I started with six large artichokes, which I steamed and let cool. I then stripped all the meat off the pads and placed them in a bowl and placed the hearts in a separate bowl. With the pad meat, I made a puree with salt, pepper, sauteed garlic, lemon juice, and white wine. I brushed three of the hearts with olive oil and grilled them. Along with the artichoke hearts, I also grilled some asparagus.

I chopped up the other three artichoke hearts and mixed them with a pound of crab meat, some whole grain mustard, mayonnaise, an egg, fresh dill, fresh parsley, fresh oregano, fresh French tarragon, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. With this mixture I made crab cakes, which I baked.

I also fried up thinly sliced potatoes so that they were brown, but not crispy. I also poached two eggs (one for each plate), and chopped up fresh dill and coated the top of some cold-smoked salmon with it.

To put it together, I spread some of the artichoke puree on the plate, topped it with a crab cake, then added the potatoes, grilled artichoke heart, sliced asparagus, dilled salmon, and the poached egg. On top of this I poured some fresh made hollandaise sauce and dusted it with smoked paprika.



How was it? Positively decadent. All the tastes worked quite well together, and both the tastes of dill and artichoke were prevalent, but not overpowering. The puree was stupendous - I'll definitely be doing that again. The crabcakes were very good, but I chopped the artichoke too coarsely and it was hard to keep them together. The grilled artichoke hearts were the only major disappointment. It's not that it tasted bad (it was quite good, actually), but it was pretty thick and harder to cut through than the rest of the ingredients. Next time I'll slice it thinly after grilling it to make it easier to cut and eat. The other ingredients were quite good too and I couldn't have improved them much, if at all.

Overall, would I make this again? Yes, but I'll eliminate the artichoke from the crabcakes. They didn't add much flavor and just made it tougher to keep together. Otherwise, it was really, really good and would stand up well in most restaurants.
06/01/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
If you did everything I mentioned and it still didn't work, the only other possibility is that you didn't make your Flickr photo public. Hopefully that will do it for you.
06/01/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I made my Iron Chef meal today, and it turned out quite well. Basically, it was modeled after the classic Eggs Benedict, but heavily mutated beyond that.

I started with six large artichokes, which I steamed and let cool. I then stripped ...
FOOD PORN!

That looks REALLY REALLY good!
06/02/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
If you did everything I mentioned and it still didn't work, the only other possibility is that you didn't make your Flickr photo public. Hopefully that will do it for you.
Thanks I will check that and your food is always presented so nicely....mmmmm
06/07/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
I made it public. Ugh, it will let me post a link but not a picture.
06/09/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by sexyintexas
I made it public. Ugh, it will let me post a link but not a picture.


FYI, I posted the following inside the brackets (remove the "x" from the middle of "http"): img|htxtp://farm3.static.f lickr.com/2476/5761442 179_c348b92c1b_z.jpg
06/09/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Thanks
06/21/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
How did you figure out that url to post. I cant find one like that??? Grrr I am such a flickr loser lol. I can get the photo number but the farm3.static? and the last set of numbers aren't coming up for me when I go to flickr.
06/21/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by sexyintexas
How did you figure out that url to post. I cant find one like that??? Grrr I am such a flickr loser lol. I can get the photo number but the farm3.static? and the last set of numbers aren't coming up for me when I go to flickr.
1. I clicked on the link you posted

2. Clicked on "Actions" at the top left of your image and chose "View all Sizes"

3. Chose "Medium 640"

4. Right-clicked the image and chose "Copy Image Location" (the exact wording depends on the browser you use).

That should give you the URL you need.
06/21/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Thanks!!!
06/27/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
maneater
06/27/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
maneater
06/27/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
maneater
06/27/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Crap!!!
06/27/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by sexyintexas
Crap!!!
What photo are you trying to post?
06/27/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
[img|http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5195/5877779486_ba233980a0.jpg[/img][/url]
06/27/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
06/27/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
YES!!!! Thanks you!!!
06/27/2011
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