Friday, August 7, 2009

Cool as a Cucumber


This morning the local newspaper sent a reporter and a photographer to our home to interview Sarah about her upcoming cooking contest. She had a blast! She was quite the pro, answering the reporter's questions and going through some steps of her recipe so photos could be taken. I think she has such a great time that she's "got the bug" to be on camera more often!!!

Her recipe is titled "Beef California Roll Salad" and combines three of Sarah's favorites -- beef, pomegranates and sushi! Yes, I said sushi. The girl loves sushi! So her recipe has the flavors from a "California Roll" sushi which are avocado, cucumber, carrots, sesame and wasabi. The beef is marinated in a Chinese-inspired blend (garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, toasted sesame oil, pomegranate juice, pepper) and grilled.

Missing from the photo above are pomegranate arils which are sprinkled over the dish. When she was creating the recipe after Christmas we could easily find fresh pomegranates, but now they are no where to be found in our area. But when she sets foot in Sonoma for the cook-off there will be pomegranates galore! I think she's ready to head to California right now!!


7 comments:

Sherry said...

Looks like a winner to me.

Julia said...

Please post the recipe - It looks wonderful.

Norah said...

How cool!

Lesa said...

That is fantastic! I can't wait to hear about her cook off!!

Lesa said...

Come over the the blog and check out Evan!

Sherry said...

So when is the big day -- the cookoff -- of course.

April said...

Oh that sounds wonderful. I just found your blog on RQ and was excited to see your blog. I can't figure out how to post questions on there. Both my husband and I would love to try to bring home the 13 year old girl. I don't know if you have any info or could help me get info, but really had to try. :-) We are 35 days post LID and our agency said that it is possible to bring home both girls if we could figure out the details. You can email me at baymoose @ comcast . net Thanks and your daughter is just seems so sweet.