Sister Islands cook up a storm

The 10th annual Little Cayman Sister Islands Cook-Off kicked-off last Saturday night, with a range of tempting and creative dishes.

Hosted at the Little Cayman Beach Resort, some 200 people came out in support of the event, despite the rain.

Judges for the Cook-Off were Remeedios Azavado of the Lighthouse Restaurant and Stephen Wagner and Gerardo Agsostinelli from Pappagallos Restaurant, all well known Grand Cayman food aficionados and members of the Cayman Culinary Society.

First and second place winners in each category received a cash prize and a Nambe – Cayman National Trophy. A Grand Champion Cayman National Trophy was awarded to the dish with the highest overall point total.

WINNERS

Soup/Appetizer

First place

Bacon Wrapped Plantains Stuffed with Conch (19pts) – Debbie Truchan, Little Cayman Bahia Community (Winner by Taste-Off)

Second place

Smoked Salmon and Nori Wrap w/ black bean and corn tapenadem (19 pts) – Team Southern Cross, Southern Cross Club (Ron Smith, Sheldon Homer, Francisco Vias, Elsy Baarralaga)

Salad

First place

Shrimp Salad in Pineapple Shells (19 pts) – Robert Ballysingh, Little Cayman Beach Resort (Winner by Taste-Off)

Second place

Balinese Spicy Bean Thread Salad w/ Prawn 19 (pts) – Team Southern Cross, Southern Cross Club (Ron Smith, Sheldon Homer, Francisco Vias, Elsy Baarralaga)

Entrée

First place

Goain Prawn Curry w/ Basmati Pilaf (22 pts) – Team Southern Cross, Southern Cross Club (Ron Smith, Sheldon Homer, Francisco Vias, Elsy Baarralaga)

Second Place

Stuffed Pork Chops w/ Provential Sauce (19 pts) – Denvil Christie, Little Cayman Beach Resort

Local Cooks ‘Traditional’ Cayman

First place

Coconut conch (22 pts) Mary Ellen Cutts, Little Cayman

Second place

Banana Moon (20 pts) Terry Thompson, Southern Cross Club

Dessert

First place

Pineapple Mango Rum Pie (24 pts) – Team Southern Cross, Southern Cross Club (Ron Smith, Sheldon Homer, Francisco Vias, Elsy Baarralaga)

Second place

Sweet Mother of Pearl (21 pts) – Chef Cam Mackie, Pirates Point

Team Southern Cross, Southern Cross Club (Ron Smith, Sheldon Homer, Francisco Vias, Elsy Baarralaga), took home the Grand Champion Cayman National Trophy and a cash prize with their desert entry Pineapple Mango Rum Pie.

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