This year I have set myself the challenge of coming up with appealing vegetarian dishes for each weekly Mystery Box - something I have always done in my head while watching previous seasons. These represent what I would try to cook if I were a contestant facing the Mystery Box challenge (leaving aside the pressure and challenge of executing my menu). So here goes:
Week 1: Most popular Australian supermarket items.
From the look of the dishes, these included:
mince, onions, potatoes, truss tomatoes, lettuce, eggs, bacon, peas, garlic, mushrooms, vegetable stock, lemons, fresh mint, flour (pantry item?), butter (pantry item?), olive oil (pantry item?).
I would have attempted one of the following:
- potato pancakes with caramelised onions/onion jam (not sure if sugar is allowed)
- lemon, mint, pea soup with mushroom ravioli
- spanish omelette with fire roasted tomato salsa
- potato-stuffed pierogi in lemon brown butter sauce