Bloggers writing about food is one thing, bloggers cooking the food itself in full view of the public is another. So yeah, that’s how I attended one of the most enjoyable blog events ever – the Century Corned Tuna Bloggers’ Cook-Off held last Saturday, Nov. 7 at The Stock Market in the Fort.
The concept was similar to Iron Chef. There was this long table laid out with a variety of ingredients, and the challenge was to come up with any pasta and appetizer dish that would appeal best to a panel of judges, all to be done in 45 minutes! Our finished dishes would be judged based on the following criteria: Plating (20%), Originality (20%), Taste (25%) and the Innovative Use of Century Corned Tuna (35%).
There was also our great coach, Chef Donna Morales. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without her helpful suggestions 😉
One thing we learned: Century Tuna is healthy to eat, and so versatile. You won’t believe the kind of dishes we made just by using it.
We were able to prepare:
a delicious Tuna Quesadilla added with thinly slices of pears for that extra crunch
a savory Asian-inspired Tuna Pasta with Spinach, Asparagus, Almonds and Miso.
I promise to share our recipe here soon, as they’re easy to make and yet, will surely impress guests at your next party.
The best part was winning the grand prize of ten thousand pesosesoses which we had to divide among ourselves for an early Christmas shopping money. Yippee. Thank you Century Corned Tuna, PC & V, Rogue Digital, and The Stock Market 😀