We Gave Parigi Chef Chad Houser This Big Box of Crap and He Made Us Easter Dinner
Welcome to the return of The Box. Last time, Craig Cottier turned the ingredients from The Box into radass St. Paddy's Day drinks. This time, we gave our big box of crap to Chad Houser, Cafe Momentum do-er and Parigi cheffer ("Parigi" means "fucking delicious deviled eggs" in French talk).
Aaand obviously: mortadella.
Here's the challenge, as we sent it to him:
Hey The Mister Chad Houser Chef of Parigi Guy,
Welcome to The Box. Using each ingredient in this The Box, make us two badass dishes that we can bring to Easter dinner. To eat.
Gotta use each ingredient. No cheating. You can add any ingredients that you want to add.
Contents of The Box:
Cadbury creme eggs
Mortadella (from Jimmy's Food Store)
Sweet Tarts jelly beans
PAAS Easter Egg dye
Good luck, fool. See you soon.
-Alice and Nick
And here's the Tweet we got in response:
Behold: The two dishes Chad Houser made from our craptown Easterbang box:
Chad Houser Oh, Peep snap.This motherboner is beheading Peeps. And that's just the beginning of the awesome. Alice Laussade Smoked carrot and Sriracha soup, with mortadella nest and popcorn-encrusted fried Peep bawl.
Nick Rallo Oh, nothing. JUST FRIED PEEPS ON SOUP.
And now, Chad Houser tells you how he owned The Box:
Nick Rallo Sweet Tart jelly bean-encrusted lamb with bomb Cadbury Egg sauce.
The jelly-bean-encrusted lamb might just be the perfect Easter feast. And that smoked carrot soup was freaking amazing.
And: A few days after he made that soup, Houser (a.k.a. The Box Banger) told us that a smoked carrot soup was recently added to the ever-changing-always-fresh-and-seasonal-y Parigi menu and they sold out of it. Chad Houser a.k.a. WHAAAAAAAAT says he'll be making it again soon, though. If you go there and it's available, ask for the fried popcorn Peep on top. Trust us.
Thanks for kicking our The Box in its the junk, Chad Houser. You win at life.