Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ridiculous IV

For the final round of Marx Foods Ridiculously Delicious Challenge, we were shipped another secret ingredient.  Inside the box?

I had no idea what this was upon first inspection!

Fresh daruma wasabi?!?!

Peel, then grate!

Hmm.  I have to go sweet...  it is a ridiculous challenge, after all ;)  My first thought was something with cream cheese, but that quickly morphed into a wasabi ice cream that my head was pairing with other asian condiments-- ginger, soy sauce and sesame seeds.

Asian Sundae

Voila!  An Asian Sundae!  Or, a Crystallized Ginger Brownie with Wasabi (Coconut Milk) Ice Cream, Chocolate Soy Sauce and Black Sesame Seed Brittle.  Done and done.

But what about that other idea in the back of your head?  What if the wasabi ice cream isn't creative enough?  Why yes, I suppose I should see how a White Chocolate Wasabi Truffle turns out, perhaps with a crystallized ginger center?

White Chocolate Wasabi Truffles


Oh my.  Both desserts were amazing.  What do I do now?  A taste test in lab revealed it wasn't just me, everyone seemed to be having a hard time picking which was their favorite.



Given the name of the challenge, I suggest instead of choosing one or the other, that you pair the truffles with the sundae ;)



Ridiculously Delicious.

I'm so excited about the ways these turned out I had to share!!  Recipes and reviews to follow soon, but first a huge shout out to Marx Foods for inspiring such amazing creations :)

25 comments:

Victoria (The District Chocoholic) said...

I vote for the white chocolate wasabi truffles. And by "vote" I mean "desperately want to devour."

Shannon said...

Incredible! It is going to be really difficult round if all of the entries look as delicious as yours! Well done :)

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

oh my - those truffles!! how wonderful!

Jess said...

This is so creative! You should try out for a cooking show. :)

namasteeveryday said...

so daring! sometimes wasabi is too spicy for me...but I pretty much will eat anything paired with chocolate :)

Erica said...

You are SO creative with the recipes! I would have been lost with that ingredient. Looks just so pretty too

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

I'm intrigued! I love that you forged ahead with your creativity and used such a unique ingredient in a surprising way. I bet both desserts were divine!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Shannon, both of these desserts look incredible! Best of luck in the competition!

A Thought For Food said...

You went all out, my dear. Looks great!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Wow, fresh wasabi! Incredible. Good luck!

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

Are you kidding me?!!! I think you're going to take over the world soon with your culinary brilliance. Seriously - amazing!! Your lab mates are so lucky :)

TiffersRunsTX said...

Oh my gua...

brandi said...

um yes. this is ridiculous. but i love it!

Rebecca said...

I am constantly amazed by your creativity, and looking forward to getting a taste of these very soon! :-)

lesley lifting life said...

I'm thoroughly impressed!!

Anonymous said...

Shanon these look awesome!!! White chocolate wasabi truffle? ZOMG!

-Michelle

Joanne said...

Whoa you really went ALL OUT. I love the concept of these...and since I have some wasabi left over I am SO going to have to make those truffles. Amazing!

Rosiecat said...

Wow, I LOVE the sound of those truffles! I've never thought to make white chocolate truffles, but I think I'll roll up my sleeves and get to work when you post your recipe.

Well done, my dear! And good luck--I hope you win.

Kerstin said...

Ridicously delicious for sure!! I think I liked the truffles more but the sundae really highlights your culinary skills - so complex yet everything worked well together!

Elizabeth said...

Chocolate soy sauce! This totally blows my mind.

We Are Not Martha said...

I'm absolutely loving reading these challenges!! And I kind of NEED those wasabi truffles. WOW! You're fabulous :)

Sues

Katie @ The Aspiring RD said...

Not 1 but 3?! How does a girl choose! They all look amazing - great job!

Emily said...

Wow! I've never seen what fresh wasabi looks like. You're so creative! I think both sound good. Good luck!

BigAppleNosh said...

Looks great - I wish I could try it all! :)

Cara said...

mmm... btw, when I suggested that someone use wasabi as the "bitter herb" where we usually have horseradish, you know I was secretly requesting wasabi truffles or brownies or ice cream, right? ;)

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