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American Regional Final

We were given the option of 3 menus that we would draw from and cook. Each menu had one item we had never made before.

My menu was:
-Poblano and Potato Soup
-Mesclun Salad with Cranberries and Apples
-Tandoori Chicken (This was the item we had never made before)
-Rice Pilaf
-Sauteed Green Beans
-Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

We were partnered with people we had never worked with either. My partner was really nice and we worked really well together.  We got a 98! We were also the second team finished.

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The Final Line Up

 

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Poblano and Potato Soup

I mentioned before that I adore this soup. The only problem we had was the soup was a little to thick and it was under seasoned.

Mesclun Salad with Cranberries and Apples

Mesclun Salad with Cranberries and Apples

This salad is one of my favorites. I love the dressing paired with the apples. The only problem with it was the knife skills.

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Tandoori Chicken with Rice Pilaf and Sauteed Green Beans

Chef said that normally students mess up the Tandoori sauce by over-reducing it. We didn’t though! The rice pilaf and green beans were perfect.

Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

I made a special whipped cream to go with the cobbler. It was loaded with Brandy. The cobbler was amazing. 

We also had to do knife skills. My knife skills suck. Really really suck. I use my knife to cut butter, that’s really it.

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So here is my tray. I got an 85. Which isn’t terrible, but I did better in the past. I had some issues withe potatoes (both the tourne and the allumete) I also didn’t mince the garlic enough.

New England Roasted Turkey Roulade

Menu
-Mesclun Salad with Cranberries and Apples
-Roasted Turkey Roulade
-Cranberry Sauce
-Green Beans with Fried Onions
-Mashed Sweet Potatoes
-Blueberry and Peach Cobbler

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Roasted Turkey Roulade

A roulade is where you take the white meat of the turkey and pound it out, fill that with the dark meat and some spices, and then roll all that up in the turkey skin.

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Mesclun Salad with Cranberries and Apples

This is a nice salad. The apples pair nicely with the dressing.

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Roasted Turkey Roulade with Cranberry Sauce, Green Beans with Fried Onion, and Mashed Sweet Potatoes

MMMM Turkey Dinner!

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Blueberry and Peach Cobbler with Blueberry Whipped Cream

I made the Cobbler! It was really good! I also added some blueberries to the whipped cream so it would have a nice hint of flavor.