P.F. Chang announced their Fall Goodness Contest on FB, so I decided to enter. You get a list of their fall ingredients and you have to pick at least (3) to cook with, make your dish, take a photo and hit submit and presto you have entered the contest. I choose the
Beef, mushrooms, scallions, brussel sprouts, sprouts, boy choy, Fuji apples and mangoes. Since it is the Fall Goodness Contest and after looking at the ingredients when I think of the fall season, I think of the warmth of clear broth soup with filled with fresh vegetables bursting with clean fresh flavors individually when combined they dance in your mouth.
So this is what you will need: Beef, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, red wine vinegar – mushrooms, scallions, seared Brussel sprouts with garlic, sprouts, boy choy, Fuji apples, ginger with red pepper and mangoes – oh don’t forget soup bones
and here is the method of madness:
Start with making the clear broth, once the water boils then add beef bones, onions, celery, carrots reduce fire to simmer, skim top throughout cooking time and simmer for @ 2 hours until clear.
peel an apple and use the peeler to get thin slices of apples and then do the same for the ginger, let the apples and ginger slices combined soak lemon juice, cinnamon and touch of sugar
Beef – sliced thin, marinate with tablespoon brown sugar, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper rub over meat and add red wine vinegar. After 2 hrs, in a little olive oil meat sear it until it is cooked and tender, if needed add a little broth in the pan but its probably not needed
sear the brussel sprouts in butter, a touch of brown sugar and olive oil, season with salt and pepper.
sauté mushrooms and 1/2 scallions in butter until mushrooms are soft but firm
once broth is finish, skim any remaining scum on the top, strain clear return stock to pot and add sprouts, boy choy cook for 10-15 minutes, then add all of the remaining ingredients. Let the flavor combine and serve hot, top with soy ginger crispy wontons and red pepper flakes.
Take the apple thin slices roll around the ginger slices and serve on the side and garnish with mangoes.
Here is my submission and I do request if you do make the recipe it would not be made professionally until I find out the results of the contest.