Well, that was a fast season - so it seems! The last category for Recipe to Riches season is almost over! This category is for Condiments and Dips, and I love Montreal Style smoked meats - so I was delighted when I heard this was the winner! It comes in a little tub, kind of like purchasing hummus or salsa, so it was very convenient!
This week on Food Network's Recipe to Riches was my favourite catagory - Frozen Entrees! Winner Rick Matharu created this amazing fusion on an easily accessible food, the Lasagna! We were not only shocked but amazed how delicious the Butter Chicken Lasagna really was and right after we ate it, we were already talking about purchasing more and keeping it in our freezer! This episode was a great episode as all the competitors were great and the products were awesome! I was rooting for Rick, so I am ecstatic that he won this category! These Lasagnas come in a frozen "dish" weighing in at 1KG and it's a great value in my opinion at $7.99!
This week, the category 3 candidates were competing against was Hors D’Oeuvres on Recipe to Riches, and the three finalists this week was Montreal student Benji Greenberg, with his Curry Crab Sticks which was the item I was cheering for this competition! I always love crabcakes, and to have it conveniently on a stick makes it a great snack/hor d'oeuvres and for any occasion! The second finalist was Belen Welch from Dieppe, N.B., with her cheese-stuffed, cumin-spiced quinoa balls would be the New Jalapeno Popper. I was really unsure about this product, but it would be a product that could cater to a large market these days - which could be good. Finally, the last finalist was Vancouver’s Jackie Koh, with her Smoky Korean Meatballs supposedly jammed packed with Korean flavours as a part of her heritage. I wasn't convinced that this product would win as there are tons of meatball products out there, and Jackie didn't look like someone who would be easy to work with. With all that said, it was Jackie Koh that did win this weeks category with her meatballs.