The winner of Guess that Dish is actually a tie. Here's why. Of all the dishes, the one that was perhaps the least succinct was number six. The dish I was thinking of was Saag Paneer, but another of you guessed Saag Aloo, which is actually curried spinach and potatoes, not curried spinach and cheese (Saag Paneer).
So, in all fairness, I believe that BOTH of these contestants are deserving of a donation to their favorite charity. The first one guessed every dish absolutely correctly and that winner is . . .
The second entrant also guessed every single dish absolutely correctly, with the exception of the whole Saag thing, as outlined above. And that winner is . . .
Finally, Honorable Mention must go to Troll, the third entrant (Buzz, where were ya, dude? Karl?), whose guesses for several dishes were spot on, while a couple others were totally—but highly creatively—off the mark.
Here are the ingredients with their dishes:
Ground corn tortillas
Pasta Puttanesca (Troll said pasta acciughe)
Sauerbraten (everyone guessed this one correctly)
Catfish meuniere (ditto)
Saag Paneer (Troll went neither paneer nor aloo, but Spanish curry)
Black Forest Cake (ditto)
Baked Alaska (Troll said Strawberry Shortcake)
So, Aunty and La Diva, send me your charity info and I'll get a $50 check in the mail to each of them in your name on Monday. Troll, I will make a $25 donation to your charity via PayPal.
Thanks for participating everyone!