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14 Sep

Contest: Make a Primal Blueprint Recipe Video

The Prize:

I’m giving away another huge assortment today, starting with…

A Sous Vide Supreme – This is kind of a big deal. Sous Vide does to a steak what Barry White does to a love song. Today’s big ticket item is the Sous Vide Supreme, courtesy of Dr. Michael Eades. It’s a form of slow cooking using a vacuum sealing technique that keeps all the juices in the meat. But it’s so much more. It’s high culinary art captured in steel, praised by the NY Times, and used by top chef Richard Blais. Watch a few videos if you aren’t yet impressed. And for anyone still unsure of what’s going on inside that metal box, having one of these is like having a four-star chef sitting on your counter top. A tiny four star chef. Without the little mustache, puffy toque, or outrageous accent. Winner gets both the Sous Vide Supreme and the Vacuum Sealer. Soak on that!

Alaskan SalmonThe Wild Alaskan Salmon Company is back again this year with another offering of fresh Alaskan wild-caught sockeye salmon. Winner gets 5 lbs. Fair warning to folks who’ve never done the wild-caught Alaskan thing: It’s good enough to make a fish snob of you. You may find it very hard to be satisfied with the seafood counter at the Piggly Wiggly after eating this stuff. BONUS: Use “MDA” when ordering for a 10% discount.

Beef Jerky – Nothing washes down fresh Alaskan salmon better than a mouthful of dried cow. Slant Shack Jerky is donating a Chef’s Choice starter pack of grass fed beef jerky to the winner this year. For jerky aficionados, this is the company with the nifty Build-a-Jerky feature on their site. And if you do decide to build a jerky, might I suggest the garlic rub. BONUS: Use “PRIMALAPPLE” when ordering for a 10% discount.

Coconut FlourTropical Traditions is a perennial giveaway favorite here at MDA (because, really, who can ever get enough coconut?). Winner will receive a 2 lb bag of coconut flour. Now you can make a sous vide coconut salmon jerky cake.

The Sous Vide Supreme, the Vacuum Sealer, the Alaskan Salmon, the Grass Fed Jerky, and a bag of coconut. That should be enough to get you in to the kitchen and cooking…

The Contest:

Create and upload a Primal recipe video to YouTube. Have you mastered the omelet? Are you an almond flour fiend? Maybe your salad is so mean, it can win a chili cookoff. If so, let the world in on your secrets. Grab your camcorder, and show us how to make something Primal. There aren’t really restrictions on how you do it. The only requirement is that your video relates in some way to the Primal Blueprint eating plan. Show the world (how to prepare) your best Primal dish and you could be the winner of the complete Primal package listed above.

For an idea of what you can do, check out some of last year’s highlights, including spareribs, vegetable fritters, Primal nutella, coconut pancakes, and kale chips. And watch last year’s winning video, Skinless Gyoza:

The video needs to be an original video made for the purposes of this contest. Please title the video “Primal Blueprint Recipe:” followed by your own sub-title.

Upload your video to YouTube and then email me the link. I’ll publish select videos on Mark’s Daily Apple at the end of the month. Include the words “Recipe Video Submission” in the subject line of your email. Otherwise, there’s a good chance I may completely miss your submission.

The Deadline:

September 27, midnight PST.

Who is Eligible:

While anyone can enter, the Salmon and Sous Vide Supreme are only available to U.S. residents. In the case of an international winner, a substitute prize of equal value will be awarded.

How A Winner Will Be Decided:

Video submissions will be posted on September 29. The Worker Bees and I will choose a list of finalists to be voted on by readers.

Fine Print:

MDA reserves the right to publish and/or edit any videos submitted.

Visit the 30-Day Challenge Contest Page to find out which contests are still open, and to view winners.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. Are we allowed to submit more than one video?

    Audry wrote on September 14th, 2010
    • By all means!

      Mark Sisson wrote on September 14th, 2010
      • Mark –

        Are there any legal restrictions or anything related to having brand logo t-shirts in the video? Just curious…

        Daniel wrote on September 16th, 2010
  2. Does anyone know of any free video editing software for download? I have been wanting a program where I can edit/cut/stitch video clips, as well as add text or fun visual effects and such. This seems like a most excellent opportunity to finally figure it out!

    Daniel wrote on September 14th, 2010
    • What operating system do you use?

      Jackson wrote on September 14th, 2010
  3. I don’t have a cam. :(

    But I’m looking forward to what will come out of this! Great idea!

    Kath (Eating for Living) wrote on September 14th, 2010
    • Maybe you can take pictures of the steps and do a photo collage with narration maybe… Not sure.

      Maya wrote on September 23rd, 2010
  4. I’ve been waiting for this one!

    Sandra wrote on September 14th, 2010
    • Me too! So many ideas…

      Sarah Due wrote on September 14th, 2010
  5. I need to think of something to make…

    Primal Toad wrote on September 14th, 2010
  6. Ooo! I’ve got a great recipe that I’m excited to share! I hope that I get time to make a video!

    gilliebean wrote on September 14th, 2010
  7. I think it’d be great if the list of ingredients and also a simple preparation steps was included as video comment/description. It’s not possible to use the video recipe without first sitting down and trying to get it all on the paper anyway.

    Ingrid wrote on September 14th, 2010
  8. Is there any concern with chemicals from the plastic getting into the meat when you cook this way?

    Geoff Aucoin wrote on September 16th, 2010
  9. This was a great recipe. I enjoyed it very much. Great job chunster495. Check our Blog http://www.paleoeffect.com, our chocolate chip cookies are to die for.

    Angel Torres wrote on January 24th, 2011

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