6/30/10

Mango & Tomato Recipe Contest Winners

My blog turned 2 years old in May! Hopefully, this is not the time of terrible two's! To celebrate,  I decided to host a recipe contest and ask my readers to submit recipes that contain both mangoes and tomatoes! I was very excited to receive a total of eleven submissions.

The runner-ups:
Cucumber and Couscous-stuffed Tomatoes with Mango Mint Salsa by Kaoru from Never Turn Down a Cupcake
Why I like this submission: 1) This is a dish you can make after you get home from work without slaving for hours 2) This dish screams summer because it is perfect for our 90+ degree weather 3) The final result is so colorful, hopefully even the pickiest eaters will give it a try!

photo by Kaoru

Mango Jalapeno Pizza by Lori from Fake Food Free
Why I like this submission: 1) Love the idea of adding sweet ingredients to your pizza (In the past, I've made a plum & gorgonzola pizza) 2) Lori used champagne mangoes: some of my favorites! 3) The combination of sweet mango and pickled jalapenos sounds like it would definitely hit the spot!

photo by Lori

Winner of 25 Disposable, Biodegradable, Compostable and Sturdy Palm Plates from Marx Foods:

Mango Bloody Mary, Spicy & Sweet Fish Fajitas and Tomato Petit Fours with Mango Glaze by Nicole from Discojing
Why I like this submission: 1) Nicole created not 1, but 3 dishes--obviously it's not about quantity, but quality, but her entire meal has mango & tomato components 2) all of the dishes sound relatively healthy and would not be too far from anyone's comfort zone 3) The photo collage is great!

photo by Nicole

The winner of the main prize ($25 gift card to Whole Foods & $25 gift card to Sur La Table):
Vanilla-Seared Scallops with Mango, Cherries and Tomato by Darienne from Cook. Play. Explore.
Why I liked this submission: 1) it's absolutely gorgeous! 2) it uses in-season cherries and tomatoes 3) the ingredient list is short and directions are uncomplicated 4) I could absolutely see myself cooking this!

photo by Darienne

Thank you to everyone else who participated!

Curried Adzuki Beans with Mango and Spinach by Valerie from City Life Eats
Sues Sassy Salas with mangoes, avocados, tomatoes and jalapenos (a non blogger recipe)
Greek-Style Tomato Fritters with Mango "Tzatziki" by Natasha from 5 Star Foodie
Tomato Flan with Mango Caramel by Norma from Platanos, Mangoes and Me!
Tomato and Mango Celebration, a Coulis for Shrimp by Anna from Cook. Play. Explore.
Tomato and Mango Salsa by Jenn from Jenn Cuisine
Mango Raita by Dawn (a non blogger): this recipe uses a green mango!
Flank Steak for Wraps or Salads by Yvonne from Cook. Play. Explore.

Those who won, please email me your addresses! Congratulations!

7 comments:

Valerie @ City|Life|Eats said...

These recipes look amazing. Congrats to everyone!

nicole said...

the idea of making a mango pizza is AWESOME! it's like a hawaiian pizza, but swapping the pineapple out for mango (and no jalapenos for ham).

~ i believe you already have my address via e-mail.

the scallops look absolutely delicious -- <3 the sear on them!
I like Kaoru's entry because it's super bright and jam packed of mango AND tomato!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Congrats to the winner. All the entries were beautiful and wonderfully thought out :)

Lori said...

Wow! So honored to be a runner-up among all these wonderful entries! Those scallops are just incredible. I think I'll have that with a one of the Bloody Mary's. :) Congrats to the winners!

Darienne said...

Wow, I'm so flattered! Anna and Yvonne at Cook. Play. Explore. share credit too, for suggesting the idea and making the dish work so well.

I love all these ideas. I had never combined mangoes and tomatoes before, and now I can't stop thinking about the two. Just need the garden to catch up to my daydreaming...

The stuffed tomatoes and pizza are especially tempting. These are all beautiful dishes!

K said...

Congrats to the winners!

Junglefrog said...

What a fun contest! But you do know you're not allowed to have such contests when I am on holiday, right? lol... Looks all very delicious!