zondag 10 oktober 2010

Challenge November 2010

Cornish Game hen,string beans,cranberry and sweet potato's.What are we gonna do with these ingredients.It was a lot easy'er then last time.The only problem now was the bad weather. It's raining the most of the time,or i'm at work.But I find a nice day for preparing the dish for this "challenge". This is how I started my day.

I stuffed the Cornish Game Hen with onion,lemon,tarragon and garlic and put the hen on the indirect side of the Weber for about 2hours.

In the meantime I made a cranberry compote.You need 180 gr fresh cranberry's,100gr granulated sugar and 100ml water.
Boil the water & sugar,until the sugar is dissolved.Add the cranberry's and stir till you've got a jelly.

Wash a few sweet potato's cut them in parts and put them in a large bowl with some pepper salt and rosemary,sprinkle some good olive oil on top of it.

For serve beside the sweet potato's we made a tarragon mayonaise.
You need 2 small eggs (only the yellow part) 1Tbsp mustard 1Tbsp lemon juice and 100ml olive oil/sunflower(50-50) oil
First put the eggs,mustard and lemon juice in a bowl and mix very well,until it's a bit creamy,then add the oil drip by drip and keep on mixing till the oil is dissolved.

We also had a bunch of string beans with it, wrapped it in bacon and heated up on the Weber.

The result was awesome,the combination of cranberry,with "game hen" was great..

Additional participants in this month’s Ingredient Challenge include:

Robyn Medlyn of Grillgrrrl – ENTRY HERE

Robyn Medlin is the “grill girl” behind grillgrrrl.com. Her focus is on healthy, simple and creative recipes on the grill. She encourages women to learn to grill as it a great way to create healthy, flavorful dishes without all the fuss and clean up in the kitchen. This “grill girl” holds quarterly “Women’s Grilling Clinics” as a way to encourage women to not be intimated by the grill. As a McCormick’s flavor correspondent for their “This Week in Grilling Campaign”, Robyn shares fun, tropical video recipes documenting her grilling adventures from her backyard in Sunny, Hollywood, Florida.

Paul Haight of No Excuses BBQ – ENTRY HERE

The No Excuses BBQ website was started in January of 2009 as a way to record the author’s goal of cooking outdoors at least once a week throughout the year and showing the results to the world. Somewhere along the way things got out of control…

Rob Bergstrom of In To The Flames- ENTRY HERE

Rob launched Into The Flames in the summer of 2010 as a way to share his passion for cooking, eating, and exploring food.

Bob’s Brew & Que – ENTRY HERE

Bob started Bob’s Brew and ‘Que in August of 2009 with the intent of sharing his views on food and drink. Originally focused on BBQ and Homebrew, it was inevitable that the influences of his upbringing in the San Francisco Bay Area and it’s wealth of ingredients as well as his heritage as an American of Japanese ancestry would help focus his blog, as it has his approach to food and drink.


The BBQ Grail website was created in 2007, initially to document the author’s quest to find the perfect backyard BBQ experience. Since that time The BBQ Grail has become one of the more popular BBQ blogs on the internet and is listed on Alltop.com as one of the top BBQ blogs.

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Wow, great use of the ingredients Marc! I really like the bacon-wrapped string beans.

  2. Nicely done Marc, I didn't even think about putting some aromatics in the bird. The green beans look terrific as well.

  3. Beautiful cook Marc! I love the grilled bacon and asparagus, tarragon mayonnaise, and the nicely cooked bird.