NoshGirl Chef: Battle Strawberry and Black Pepper!

June 13, 2011 By: Serena

Happy Monday, everyone!  Voting for the third NoshGirl Chef Challenge is now OPEN! As you may recall, the secret ingredients were strawberries and black pepper – and I love the variety of original entries we got!  Pop on over to their blogs to check out these scrumptious recipes!  Mmm, I do summer fruit!

1. A Room With A View‘s Strawberry Grape Focaccia + Perfect Lemonade

2. Ruffles & Truffles’ Blackened Mahi with Strawberry Mango Salsa

3. Life After Lobster‘s Sweet and Spicy Strawberry Ribs

Check out these creations on each contestant’s blog!  Then comment below to let me know your fave. If you’d prefer to keep your vote private OR if you have problems commenting on this post (wahhh, Blogger), email me with your vote and I’ll count it as well :).  You have until this Wednesday, 11:59PM EDT to vote!  Good luck, challengers!

Interested in participating in a NoshGirl Chef Challenge? Email me!

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66 Comments to “NoshGirl Chef: Battle Strawberry and Black Pepper!”


  1. lavenderpug says:

    i'm constantly amazed by the creativity and yumminess of the recipes everyone comes up with! i'm going to vote for the strawberry glazed ribs–they seem so summer to me!

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  2. They all look amazing, but I'm going to have to vote for the blackened mahi with strawberry chutney. Such a creative and delish idea!

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  3. Tiffany says:

    Oh my lord. THOSE RIBS! I am practically drooling. The ribs get my vote!

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  4. Clever with the ideas, I would've never thought of them. My vote goes to Ruffles & Truffles' Blackened Mahi with Strawberry Mango Salsa. So original and summery, love me some fish.

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  5. Claire Gallam says:

    The blackened mahi gets my vote!

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  6. Colleen C says:

    I think my husband would love me forever (oh wait he already has to) if I made him that blackend mahi … yummm!!! That's my vote!

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  7. This is SO HARD. It all looks great – I'd eat every single dish.

    But, I'm going to have to go with the strawberry grape focaccia because it's quite unique.

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  8. Sweet and Spicy Strawberry Ribs! They look so juicy!

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  9. The blackened mahi gets my vote! I love mahi and the strawberry mango salsa looks so refreshing!

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  10. My vote is for the blackened mahi and the strawberry mango salsa. It sounds amazing and I can't wait to make it!

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  11. Cathleya says:

    Love the strawberry glazed ribs! I could practically taste them as I read about them!

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  12. Anonymous says:

    focaccia!

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  13. Micah and Catherine says:

    Everything looks delicious but I the ribs! OMG!

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  14. Reading these recipes before lunch is making me ravenous. I'm a sucker for ribs so that gets my vote!

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  15. e.louise says:

    Wow, they all look so yummy! The sweet and spicy strawberry ribs get my vote though :)

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  16. Mrs. Puma says:

    Wow!!! I love the creativity here! Strawberries & ribs just blows my mind. Then again, strawberries on pizza does too. But ultimately I'm voting for the mahi because I want to eat that whole dish right this minute. It screams delicious, light and summery to me. I was thinking I'd volunteer for a challenge, but now I'm a wee bit intimidated!

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  17. These all look fantastic, but my vote goes for Ruffles & Truffles' Blackened Mahi with Strawberry Mango Salsa!

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  18. The mango strawberry chutney is calling my name, but the savory ribs gets my vote.

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  19. Love your ideas noshgirl! you are so creative,I vote and love Strwberry grapes focaccia!! yummy! gloria

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  20. they all look delicious, but my vote goes to the blackened mahi!

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  21. Definitely the Mahi with the strawberry mango salsa – can't wait to try it!

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  22. Strawbeery Grape Focaccia. YUMMMMMM

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  23. The Blackened Mahi for SURE!!! YUMMY..

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  24. Definitely the Blackened Mahi with Strawberry Mango Salsa. I can't wait to get the recipe!

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  25. BigAppleNosh says:

    @JK, the recipe is on Katie's blog, check it out. :)

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  26. Nancy aka French Toast says:

    wow they are amazing..but my vote goes to Katie's grilled mahi. I've been thinking about it since she posted it on her blog last week :P

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  27. Krystal says:

    I'm liking the blackened mahi!

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  28. L {first came love} says:

    Katie's blackened mahi… sound delish in a taco!

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  29. Kira @ hernewleaf says:

    I vote for the focaccia! I want to eat that for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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  30. I'm going to go with the blackened mahi, looks so fresh and delicious.

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  31. Jessica says:

    My vote goes to the strawberry grape focaccia!!

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  32. My Vote is for the Blackened Mahi with strawberry chutney. Yum!

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  33. My vote is for the strawberry grape focaccia! Yum.

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  34. Anonymous says:

    Def Ruffles and Truffles Blackened Mahi! Looks amazing…and I bet it tastes as good as it looks too!

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  35. Karolina says:

    Strwberry grape focaccia!!!! It's delish!

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  36. The blackened mahi looks and sounds amazing! Just right for summer. It gets my vote.

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  37. honey my heart says:

    all dishes look so good! i wish i could taste them all. but if i had to choose, i vote for ruffles and truffles dish. it's something i would love to eat on a sunny summer afternoon.

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  38. How am I supposed to choose?! I'm going with the foccacia, but only because I am a carb fiend and love me a delicious twist on any kind of bread!

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  39. Amanda @ The Fix-Its says:

    Gotta go with the Ribs. OMG.

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  40. Anonymous says:

    The mahi looks good. It gets my vote!

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  41. Anonymous says:

    Strawberry Grape Focaccia

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  42. Mrs. Hot Cocoa says:

    I don't see why I shouldn't be able to try all three before I vote. Ahem . . . waiting for deliciousness to arrive by fedex.

    Fine. I guess if they're not coming, I'll vote for the ribs.

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  43. Bonnie Joy says:

    Ooh…hard decision. Im going to go with the blackened mahi with strawberry-mango salsa though. Yum!

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  44. Ribs! Ribs! Ribs!

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  45. ErinMSW says:

    Blackened mahi – yummo!

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  46. Ali @ His Birdie's Nest says:

    They all look super yummy, but I have to vote for the ribs, I never would have thought to do that.

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  47. SO YUMMY!! I'm dying!! My favorite is the strawberry grape focaccia. I would love to taste that. Yum!!

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  48. Meghan's Musings says:

    RIBS baby!!

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  49. I like them all – they definitely remind me that summer is officially around the corner. Of the three, the ribs get my vote!

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  50. Chic 'n Cheap Living says:

    Mmm the ribs sound divine!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  51. I made the Blackened Mahi last night and it was amazing.. I vote for Ruffles and Truffles.

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  52. WOW! Such a tough choice, but I have to say Ruffles & Truffles Mahi looks amazing to me!

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  53. I'm going to vote for the blackened mahi with strawberry chutney!

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  54. Elizabeth says:

    I love fish – voting for the mahi!

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  55. chateaudelau says:

    Ruffles & Truffles' Blackened Mahi with Strawberry Mango Salsa gets my vote. Looks delicious!

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  56. chateaudelau says:

    Ruffles & Truffles' Blackened Mahi with Strawberry Mango Salsa gets my vote. Looks delicious!

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  57. Jennifer B says:

    The Blackened Mahi!!

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  58. jennybusybee says:

    The blackened mani looks amazing!

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  59. Anonymous says:

    Ruffles&Truffles!

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  60. I'm going to have to go with the blackened mahi but they all look amazing!

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  61. San Jose Love says:

    My vote is for the sweet and spicy strawberry ribs. They look so yummy!

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  62. My Vote is for the Salsa Mahi one.

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  63. Anonymous says:

    I'd go for the mahi and the strawberry mango salsa – looks like the perfect summer dish!

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  64. Anonymous says:

    Katie's blackened Mahi with strawberry mango salsa gets my vote. It looks delish!

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  65. Heather says:

    I vote for the blackened mahi!

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  66. Everything looks so delicious! I gotta go with the mahi…the colorful salsa is fabulous!

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