Do not post entries here post them in this thread please. Rules: It will be based on the TV Iron Chef (SBS, Saturdays, 8.30pm) but only one dish needs to be prepared with the theme ingredient. You will also not be limited to one hour, but you will need to comply with all geek food forum guidelines - please re-read if you aren't familiar - any non-original recipes MUST BE properly referenced! Competition proper will begin on Friday 17th April (Today) at 5pm, and run through until Midnight on Sunday 26th April. This gives you two full weekends and a working week to get your entries in. Entries must be made and posted within this time frame. Entries made outside of this time frame will be disqualified. The winner/s will be decided by public poll after the close of the competition, And by an entrants-only vote via pm to Ma Baker The poll thread will have only the final photo in it, like Iron Chef Pizza. To pm Ma Baker, entrants will need to vote for the 3 best entries (NOT YOUR OWN!) in a 3,2,1 style - where 3rd best gets 1 vote, 2nd gets 2 and best overall gets 3. Ma Baker will compile the list and announce the entrants winner, please label clearly in your pm who gets what votes to make her job easier. So, there will be a popular vote, open to all OCAU'ers, and an entrants-only vote to select the winner/s, with the possibility of two. You will need to take photos during the preparation of your meal, and submit a minimum of four to prove you actually cooked, though you can submit more than four if you wish. One of all your raw ingredients, one of you cooking, one of the completed product and one of a cross section-type, to show the final texture/moistness/inside bit. Please re-read the Geek Food Forum Guielines, as all of these rules also apply. http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=59739 But what you're really all interested in is the theme ingredient. For this Iron Chef, based on the poll results, the ingredient has been chosen. In future competitons, it will be selected by the organisation panel, with input from the winner/s of the previous round. This competition's theme is: Minced meat. That is, any variety of minced meat you like. You may buy your own steaks and mince them yourself, if you like, or use any variety of white or red meat, including fish. The meat must be minced and must form the basis of the meal, contributing in no small part to the overall flavour of the dish.