Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Culinary Challenge Debut: Caribbean!

I love to cook. And I have exotic interests. I love not only cooking international cuisines for the challenge they hold, but eating the uniquely flavored cultural results. I have been toying with the idea of an international dinner group for some time after seeing something similar on a friend's blog (thank Brooke). I finally decided to put it all together and was blessed enough to find 3 other couples who not only like to cook and enjoy a challenge, but have supportive spouses who also enjoy eating foreign foods. We've decided to have a monthly culinary challenge dinner. Our debut was Caribbean cuisine.Justin and Brianna brought their Dominican Republic expertise to the table with a light cabbage salad and some fried plantains.

Jamie and Trent brought the most delicious coriander flavored rice stuffed avocados for a lovely side dish.Eric and I prepared some grilled halibut with a spicy orange sauce.

We enjoyed the choice of non-alcoholic pina colada (which was definitely more pina than colada) or fresh limeade with key limes.
And what could be more refreshing than the fresh bananas, pineapple, and mangos with frozen yogurt that Linzi and Mike prepared?

Wouldn't you know, I failed to take a picture of the guests? I got great shots of their food though. Everything was exceptional! I'm thinking about starting another blog just for this group that contains all the recipes. What do you think?


  1. Ummmmm. Looks delicious! I'm especially craving halibut after that post!

  2. I think it was delicious! And a blog would be great to document all the recipies.

  3. i LOVE all the new posts!!! I think Scottie and I may want to join your food group if you don't mind an extra!!! That would be so much fun. Excited to see you soon.

  4. ok. you are officially much more fancy than i am. though.. it really doesn't take much to do that. hehe