The secret ingredient for this battle is:
So far as I know, these should be readily available to you. As I explained in the rules, I will be accepting proposals (via email) as soon as this is posted, and I will be limiting the number of dishes in each course. Plating begins at 2PM on Saturday afternoon, and competitors are encouraged to scale for tasting portions. A selection of beverages will be available should you choose to pair your dish. Suggestions on this front are appreciated.
SPECIAL RULE: No cilantro or corriander may be used in any of your dishes.
I believe that we have six competitors, and I am very much looking forward to seeing how each of you address this challenge. Luck and skill to you all.