Team Kobe was Alison and Marc. Their ingredient bag contained
mangoes in several different forms. Lori once again had the
first comment, exclaiming that she was certainly glad she didn't
get this bag!
The variety of mango forms left open many possibilities!
Despite not having the instructions for the ice cream maker, Team Kobe
decided to try to use it anyway (egged on by the host). This aroused
some consternation in the spectators:
The fresh mangoes were quite ripe:
The two dishes ended up being mango 'soup' (the ice cream never got cold)
with coconut and fortune cookie, and mango salsa served with sourdough
wedges and lime garnish. In a true Iron Chef moment, Team Kobe had to
give up on the mango wontons intended for use with the 'soup', seizing
on fortune cookies to save the day. Everyone loved their efforts,
a nice spicy/sweet contrast to end the competition:
Copyright 1998 Vernon Lee