update: 5/31 @ 5:42pmEST. Congrats to Carter @ The Kitchenette. Please email or DM your info, as well as let me know what Angry Asian Creation you're interested in. thanks to everyone for participating!
as promised, there is going to be a giveaway. but first, my submission for June/July's Beet 'N Squash Battle Corn.
i'm early but i have a wicked busy june. i used Nuria's friend's recipe for arepas and kinda felt my way thru the process. Nuria helped out tremendously and as luck would have it, our friend Andreas came over for dinner and he taste tested. he's from columbia and so is very familiar with this dish. it was denser than i expected but both Nuria & Andreas enjoyed it, they just kept snacking on it throughout the meal. i served it with a very light yogurt mixture of lemon, chopped cilantro, jalepeno and onions.
adapted and inspired from Nuria's friend Ana and sixoneseven
2 cups super fine cornmeal
2 tsp salt
1 TBL, heaping sugar
approx. 15 TBL warm skim milk, added one by one. could require more or less*
1/2 medium onion, minced
1 jalapeno, diced, to your taste
cilantro, minced fine, to your taste
1 cup corn kernals (i used canned & drained it till VERY DRY)
veggie oil for frying
from Ana, she said to knead the cornmeal, salt & sugar together, adding in the liquid 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough is elastic. the dough is ok when you can make them into balls without breaking. from there, add the minced onion, jalapeno and cilantro. if more liquid is needed, add it, again 1 tablespoon at a time. then fold in the corn. allow dough to rest for 15 minutes.
when ready to cook, form small patties, about palm size, 1/2" thick. fry in hot oil until golden brown. drain on paper towels.
it was all around lovely...
ok, as promised on Friday, i am hosting a giveaway this week. the prize is the cookbook itself (which showcases gourmet meals on a budget) but to sweeten the pot, i will also include an original angry asian creation, be it yarn, stuffed animal or art on canvas. the publisher will only ship in the US but since i am international and i seem to have more international readers than domestic, i will keep this giveaway open for outside the US as well. should a non-US reader win, i'll just have the publisher ship the cookbook to me and i will then forward to the winner myself. done.
onto the rules:
1) Leave a comment telling me what your money saving tips are in regards to food consumption/prepping/shopping? Tell me all about it!
2) For a second chance to win, tweet about this giveaway, be sure to include my handle @angry_asian and come back and leave a comment linking me to the tweet. (and seriously, don't be a stranger on twitter, i don't bite).
3) Visit Poor Girl Gourmet's page (she is also hosting a giveaway), comment on her most recent post, and come back & leave a comment linking me to it.
that is THREE ways you can enter into this giveaway.
Giveaway ends Monday May 31st, 2010 at 5pmEST. One winner only. Winner chosen by Random.org.