The 2010 March Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Eleanor of MelbournefoodGeek and Jess of Jessthebaker. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make risotto. The various components of their challenge recipe are based on input from the Australian Masterchef cookbook and the cookbook Moorish by Greg Malouf.
The January 2010 DC challenge was hosted by Cuppy of Cuppylicious and she chose a delicious Thai-inspired recipe for Pork Satay from the book 1000 Recipes by Martha Day. The timing for this month’s challenge was perfect as I needed to provide a quick and easy side dish for our New Years Eve BBQ party.
Seeing Pho pop up as this month’s Daring Cooks challenge gave me a little thrill, I always thought that Pho would be an exhausting, time consuming exercise that would result in a sub-par results, luckily only one of these things were true! We were given the choice of Pho Ga (Chicken based stock) or Pho Tai (traditional beef stock with rare meat), I of course chose the beef option.
The Dosa is a South Indian style crepe traditionally made with ground rice and lentils, the Daring Cooks challenge was a little more similar to a pancake. In addition to the Dosa, a vegetable filling and coconut based sauce were also part of the Challenge. While I have nothing against Indian style cuisine, it’s not one that I find myself eating often and I found myself wondering how it would all turn out in the end.