Aluminum Chef—the winning recipes!

Shoot out finalists Terry Pam CharlieAs promised, we present the fabulous “shoot-out” finalist recipes from the Aluminum Chef competition held at Alumafiesta 2015 in Tucson.

Each one’s a winner! (Though attendee Terry Gadaire bagged the coveted and hard-fought title of Top Aluminum Chef).

Airstreamers, if you’re only making spaghetti on the road, these recipes are proof that your trailer galley is capable of handling more haute cuisine.

Recipes are featured in Outside Interests Issue 11, or you can also download a PDF of the recipes. Thank you, participants!

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Aluminum Chef 2015

So you think you can cook? Get ready for the annual Alumafiesta cooking competition, and vie for the title of top “Aluminum Chef”!

J5MM galleyYour challenge: Use the five ingredients listed below to make a delicious dish in your Airstream galley, which you will present to our esteemed Chef Judges during Alumafiesta in Tucson.

All of the creations will be tasted and reviewed, and the best will be selected for a second challenge we call the “Aluminum Chef Shootout.” If you’re selected for the Shootout, you’ll be handed five new ingredients on Thursday to prepare in your Airstream by Saturday. You won’t know those ingredients until we give them to you, so be ready to get creative!

All participants in the Shootout will get an award, and the Top Aluminum Chef will get a special prize.

Do you think you can master the challenge? Assemble these ingredients and bring them to Alumafiesta, along with a copy of your recipe—

  1. GINGER: fresh, ground, juice, or candied
  2. ALMOND: whole, sliced, ground, or extract
  3. RICE: white, brown, wild, or flour
  4. APPLE: fresh, dried, or juice
  5. ORANGE: fresh, peel, or juice


The Rules

All five ingredients must be used in one finished edible product.

All five ingredients must be discernible.

You may use an unlimited number of other ingredients.

Recipe being presented for judging must be prepared on site on Thursday, January 29.

Bring the recipe with your entry.

Recipes will be judged on presentation, creativity, and flavor.

Shootout participants will be given five new ingredients on Thursday to prepare in your Airstream by Saturday.

Final judging and awarding of the Aluminum Chef prizes will be on Saturday.

Decision of the Chef Judges on any matter is final.10942867_10150460309479986_1753177914_n

Good luck! Alumafiesta participants, here’s a link to your Get Ready Guide (that you received via email on January 9), that includes the Aluminum Chef rules and much more must-read info to boost your enjoyment at Alumafiesta. See you in Tucson!



Photos courtesy of Monica Bennett at Just 5 More Minutes

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