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Mexico – 140 Characters at a Time

Friday, August 6th, 2010


Rick Bayless, the famous chef at the Mexican restaurant Frontera Grill in Chicago, and the man behind the television show Mexico – One Plate at a Time (available on PBS), has got a pretty interesting Twitter contest going on right now. Every week, Rick tweets a recipe no more than 140 characters in length and you prepare it and send in a picture of your rendition. Rick reviews the pictures and selects ten winners each week. The winners receive an autographed copy of this new cookbook Fiesta at Rick’s: Fabulous Food for Great Times with Friends

We’re huge fans of his television show. We wanted to try out his new restaurant XOCO when we were in Chicago for this year’s IFT, but alas it is closed on Sundays and Mondays! Anyhow, on week three of the contest we decided to give it a shot. The recipe was for a scallop ceviche:

8oz slicd raw scallops+1c grapefrt j:45 min.Drain;blend 2/3c juice,1-2 chipotles,4 rstd grlc,2T br sgr.Mix w scal, red on,trop fruit,jicama

That certainly left a lot to the imagination! We’ve attached a picture to this post of our masterpiece as well as a shot of the ingredients. Sadly, we didn’t win, but it was a lot of fun trying out a new dish and getting involved in the contest. If you’re a fan of Rick, or authentic Mexican cuisine, you might want to try joining the contest this week yourself! Make sure you let us know how you did.

Ceviche Ingredients