Monday, June 8, 2015

June 2015: Mystery Box Madness Challenge!


Each month we choose ten mystery box ingredients from which to cook. It's up to you to select at least three of those ingredients and to chose a recipe featuring those ingredients from one of our twelve IHCC chefs We love to see which chef you chose to cook with, which ingredients you select, and the reason (or story) behind the recipe you share!

Here are the Mystery Box Madness Ingredients for June 2015:

 Any White-Fleshed Fish Green Leaf Lettuce
Pine Nuts
Cheddar Cheese
Almond Extract or Liqueur
Bell Pepper
Black Beans 

Your dish should contain at least three of these mystery ingredients, and you get to choose any dish from our current guest chef, Jacques Pepin, or any one of our previous eleven IHCC Chefs:

Nigella Lawson
  Mark Bittman
 Giada de Laurentiis
  Jamie Oliver  
Tessa Kiros
Rick Bayless  
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
 Donna Hay
 Nigel Slater
Diana Henry

Which mystery ingredients and chef are calling out to you?  

If you are up for the challenge, make and post your dish by Sunday, June 14th. Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our Fromage S'il Vous Plait theme last week, be sure to click on the picture links and check out all the cheese pleasing dishes everyone made! 

And, if you have a suggestion for future Mystery Box Madness Ingredients we would love to hear it! Please leave a comment on this post below. Note: When suggesting ingredients, there is a 'MBM Challenge Ingredients' tab under the IHCC header picture (listing all of the Mystery Box Madness Ingredients we have used so far) to serve as a reference--so we don't repeat them. ;-)


Joyce Rachel Lee-Bates said...

A chili dish from Jacques Pepin for this month's challenge! :D

Kim said...

Whew! This was a really tough challenge for me. I chose a recipe and it was a total failure. Then I chose this one and kinda cheated...gotta do what you gotta do!

kitchen flavours said...

Finally managed to post today! Been having problems on the internet connection the past week (problems still not settled yet!). Hopefully it will be sorted out by early next week!
I've made Ottolenghi's fish cakes!

flour.ish.en said...

I cooked a whole fish, head and tail and more!

Joanne T Ferguson said...

Oh my goodness! With 10 minutes left, I was inspired to complete this challenge which was challenging to me too!
Thank you for keeping me on my toes with this Red Pepper Mark Bittman inspired recipe!
What great dishes and whether they were success or not, we are all June Mystery Box Challenge winners today!
What's On The List and can't wait for next week (for me it is already this week's) challenge too!
Thanks fore all you great support and what you all do!