Monday, November 3, 2014

Coming Up With 5 Tomato-Based Dishes to Enter a Contest

Last month, an online Japanese magazine was running a small competition involving stewed tomatoes. More precisely, participants were required to create 5 dishes that included stewed tomatoes as a topping. It was understandable as the contest was run by the famous Kagome brand, a company known for their tomato products. 

As the winning entries would receive a mention on their website as well as a big package of tomato products, there was no doubt about whether we would enter or not. Sure there were just 5 days left before the deadline, but how hard could it be? 

It's interesting how easy it is to come up with recipes when you are bound by certain rules and in this case, each dish needed to have stewed tomatoes in them. They also made it quite clear that they would favor those that poured the tomatoes on top rather than hidden within other ingredients. In other words, the tomatoes had to be visible. 

So these are the five dishes we came up with and we think they came out great. All has been taste-tested in our kitchen and they are fairly easy to make. Let me tell you from the get-go that they are all quite delicious and we even managed to surprise ourselves with how good stewed tomatoes could be.

Which one looks the most delicious to you? Let me know in the comments below. 

Baked Pumpkin Stuffed with Bacon, Onions and Tomatoes

Basil-Fried Chicken with Spicy Stewed Tomato Sauce

Pan-Fried Fish with Garlic-Infused Tomatoes and Olives

Potato and Cheese Hash Brown with Stewed Tomatoes

Deep-Fried Tofu Pouches Stuffed with Ground Pork and Onions in a Stewed Tomato Broth Sprinkled with Shiso Leaves

Please do let me know which one you liked best and I'll make sure to put up the recipe for you in my next post. Thanks for your support! :)

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  1. They all look good, but I think the basil fried chicken is calling me the most :) Good luck with your entry. :) You deserve to win.


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