Iron Chef Marvin II

  • January 25, 2014 · 4:00 PM
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Everyone is asked to bring one ingredient. (do not tell anybody what you are bringing.) Bring your item in a brown paper bag, so, it is a surprise until Marvin opens the bags. Marvin will take the ingredients and make an appetizer, main dish, side dishes, and desert. Marvin must use all of the ingredients brought by guests.

Rules:

1. If you bring an item you are required to eat that item.

2. You are free not to eat anything you don't bring. (please be considerate as others would like to eat what you bring.)

3. In addition to the items guests bring Marvin can use any food item in his house, but, must use every item brought by guests at some point in the evening.

4. Marvin may not look up recipes, but, may look up a description of an item he is unfamiliar with.

We will start at 4pm with dinner around 6pm.

Should be interesting and fun to see what kind of meal we will get.

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  • Marvin

    COURSE 4 – DESSERT: Granola crumble with vanilla ice cream and pineapple-pomegranate sauce

    Honey and oat granola ¾ stick melted butter
    Sliced pineapple into chunks 4 pomegranates, seeded and juiced
    ½ dried cranberries 1/2 cup sour cream
    1 shot or less of brandy 2 T sugar
    pinch of cinnamon Combine granola, cranberries, and melted butter and spread in bottom of 13 x 9 bakeware. Bake at 400° for about 15 minutes to brown. Puree and strain the pomegranates; add about 1 cup diced pineapple in the food processor or blender. Add about ½ cup sour cream, 2 T sugar, 1-2 T brandy, and a pinch of cinnamon. Put granola crunch in bottom of bowl, then vanilla ice cream, then pineapple/pomegranate sauce. Top with fresh pineapple.

    January 31, 2014

  • Marvin

    COURSE 3 – MAIN COURSE: Pork loin, vegetable medley, and sugared beets

    C Grilled sliced pork loin roast

    Pork loin roast, trimmed, cut in 1 inch thick slices
    Bold spicy brown mustard (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup)
    Honey (1 cup)
    Fenugreek (about 3 T, crushed)
    Barberries (about 1/2 cup)
    Olive oil to emulsify
    1-2 T fresh ginger

    Blend all ingredients for marinade, put 1-inch slices of pork in Ziplock with marinade, turn to cover and marinade for about ½ hour or more. Grill. (Follow instincts about propane. lol )

    January 31, 2014

  • Marvin

    COURSE 3 – MAIN COURSE: Pork loin, vegetable medley, and sugared beets

    B. Vegetable Medley

    Red, Orange, Yellow Peppers, quartered Asparagus, trimmed
    Whole mushrooms, stems removed Minced garlic (6 cloves)
    Bok choy, blanched

    Place veggies in a large bowl, sprinkle liberally with olive oil, sea salt & pepper. Char peppers, skin side down, and grill remainder of veggie – (asparagus, mushrooms, and bok choy last). After grilling, cut into bite-sized pieces and toss with sea salt, fresh lemon juice, and flavored vinegar (this was Acai Berry Vinegar).

    January 31, 2014

  • Marvin

    COURSE 3 – MAIN COURSE: Pork loin, vegetable medley, and sugared beets

    A. Sugared beets 3-6 fresh beets, cleaned-peeled-sliced 1-2 T sugar
    Cinnamon and brown sugar

    Cook beets (blanch) in sugared water (1-2 T) for about 1 hour. Drain and rinse. Cut slices in half, then half again. Put a layer of beets in a rectangular bakeware, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, continue layering. Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes to melt sugar and heat through.

    January 31, 2014

  • Marvin

    COURSE 2 – SOUP: Cream of asparagus/lima bean with Gouda cheese and bacon

    Lima beans (frozen) Asparagus, sliced in 1 inch pieces
    Gouda cheese (grated) Fresh garlic, sliced/chopped
    Bacon, 1 lb diced and cooked Water
    Onions (2, chopped) 1 qt heavy cream
    Chicken broth (3 boxes) Ladoo besan (as thickening)

    Boil lima beans for about 15 minutes; strain/mash and then put in food processor. Add a little chicken stock to thin beans. Set aside. Cook onions with bacon in large soup pot. Add garlic, asparagus, some water and a little chicken stock (about 1/2 box) and cook until asparagus is done. Put this in batches in food processor til smooth. Return to soup pot, add remaining chicken stock (about 2-1/2 boxes) and water to desired consistency. Add lima beans back in and mix well. Thicken with some ladoo besan. Add shredded Gouda cheese and stir until melted. Add 1 qt heavy cream. Salt and pepper to taste.

    January 31, 2014

  • Marvin

    COURSE 1 – APPETIZER: Cubed ciabatta with tomato dipping sauce

    Sliced garlic, sautéed in EVOO red pepper flakes (small amount)
    Tomato sauce S&P, oregano sprinkled on top

    Sauté sliced cloves of garlic, add remaining ingredients and simmer. Serve with cubed ciabatta bread.

    January 31, 2014

  • Marvin

    MYSTERY INGREDIENTS:

    Asparagus
    Bacon
    Barberries *
    Beets
    Bok choy
    Broccoli (not used, over-ripe)
    Fenugreek*
    Garlic**
    Ginger**
    Gouda cheese
    Granola (oats & honey)
    Ladoo Besan (like garbanzo bean flour)
    Lima beans (frozen)
    Peppers (red, orange, yellow)
    Pineapple (whole)
    Pomegranates (x2 batches)
    Sour cream * brought together in one bag
    ** brought together in one bag

    January 31, 2014

  • Marvin

    Recipes added under photos.

    1 · January 31, 2014

  • Andrew

    I had a great time too! Great laughs and food.

    January 28, 2014

  • Courtney H.

    Fantastic night! Thanks so much for hosting. I haven't been able to stop talking about the food!

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • Pam L.

    Thanks so much for having us all over! Quite the task! I loved meeting everyone.

    3 · January 26, 2014

  • Faye M.

    meh.....I really wanted to go. Babysitter cancelled on me Saturday afternoon. Looks like it was really a great time.

    January 26, 2014

  • Debbie

    Thank you Monika and Martin for hosting this event. It was great and the food was fantastic. A lot of creativity making the food. Thank you.

    3 · January 26, 2014

  • Angela

    Amazing as usual. A lot of new faces!!

    January 25, 2014

  • Lisa

    What a blast, a fun evening with a bunch of great people. So glad I joined!

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Nancy

    I LOVED this experience! What a great experience.

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Haresh

    Thanks so much for hosting. It was awesome.

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Nancy

    Sooooo anticipating this event! Just got my ingredient!

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Monika

    We will have coke, 7-Up, water, teas and water. If you prefer something else, please feel free to do so.

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Nancy

    Do we need to bring drinks?

    January 20, 2014

  • Marvin

    This event has filled up, yay! If your plans change please be courteous and change your RSVP to "not attending." This will allow anybody who may be on the waiting list an opportunity to attend if you can't.

    Please note there are 16 of us attending. That being said, what ever ingredient you are planning needs to be sufficient quantity for me to make 16 portions.(yikes)

    I am looking forward to this event, I think, 16 portions really?

    3 · January 2, 2014

    • Faye M.

      Can members also add events? It appears this will be a very popular idea.

      1 · January 11, 2014

    • Monika

      Yes you can. Go to "Suggest a Meetup" on the home page where it gets approved.

      1 · January 14, 2014

  • Gretchen V.

    Hi Marvin Per our conversation today at Ever open - I would like to be on the waiting list to attend. Thanks!
    Gretchen

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Claudia A.

    Hi...just joined. Would love to attend this event if somebody cancels. Sounds Yummy!

    2 · January 10, 2014

  • Margaret H.

    This sounds like fun!

    2 · January 1, 2014

  • Marvin

    Just a note. there will be 10 to 15 people an this event. please bring enough of your ingredient to go around. Thanks Marvin

    2 · December 26, 2013

    • Angela

      Wow, this should be our largest event to date. I'm super excited!!

      December 26, 2013

  • Angela

    I've already settled on an ingredient...I can't wait. The last one was so much fun.

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • Courtney H.

    Sounds like fun!

    1 · December 19, 2013

    • Marvin

      It is a lot of fun. we had a really good time last time. Hope you sign up and we see you there.

      3 · December 20, 2013

  • Nancy

    I hope I will be reminded! Can't wait to meet people in this group!

    1 · December 16, 2013

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