NoshGirl Chef: Battle Strawberry and Black Pepper!

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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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    June 13, 2011 at 9:20 am

    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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    June 13, 2011 at 9:55 am

    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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    June 13, 2011 at 9:57 am

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

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    June 13, 2011 at 10:13 am

    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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    Claire Gallam
    June 13, 2011 at 10:26 am

    The blackened mahi gets my vote!

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    Colleen C
    June 13, 2011 at 10:28 am

    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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      November 5, 2016 at 6:05 am

      It’s good to get a fresh way of loonikg at it.

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      November 13, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      i agree with the article when tey mention this would suit a fps gamemaybe they could do it better than the ‘dredd vs death’ one a few years back too ! VN:F [1.9.21_1169](from 0 votes)

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    June 13, 2011 at 10:30 am

    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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    June 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Sweet and Spicy Strawberry Ribs! They look so juicy!

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    June 13, 2011 at 10:36 am

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

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    June 13, 2011 at 10:44 am

    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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    June 13, 2011 at 10:50 am

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

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      November 5, 2016 at 6:18 am

      This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for wrinitg!

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    Micah and Catherine
    June 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Everything looks delicious but I the ribs! OMG!

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    June 13, 2011 at 11:14 am

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

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    June 13, 2011 at 11:25 am

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

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    Mrs. Puma
    June 13, 2011 at 11:29 am

    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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    June 13, 2011 at 11:32 am

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

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    June 13, 2011 at 11:44 am

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

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    June 13, 2011 at 12:01 pm

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

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    June 13, 2011 at 12:03 pm

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

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    June 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm

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

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    June 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Strawbeery Grape Focaccia. YUMMMMMM

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    June 13, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    The Blackened Mahi for SURE!!! YUMMY..

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    June 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm

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

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    June 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm

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

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    Nancy aka French Toast
    June 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    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 😛

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    June 13, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I'm liking the blackened mahi!

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    L {first came love}
    June 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm

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

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    Kira @ hernewleaf
    June 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm

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

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    June 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

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

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    June 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    My vote goes to the strawberry grape focaccia!!

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    June 13, 2011 at 2:16 pm

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

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    June 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    My vote is for the strawberry grape focaccia! Yum.

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    June 13, 2011 at 2:46 pm

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

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    June 13, 2011 at 3:56 pm

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

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    Mrs. O
    June 13, 2011 at 4:29 pm

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

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    honey my heart
    June 13, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    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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    June 13, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    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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    Amanda @ The Fix-Its
    June 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Gotta go with the Ribs. OMG.

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    June 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    The mahi looks good. It gets my vote!

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    June 13, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Strawberry Grape Focaccia

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    Mrs. Hot Cocoa
    June 13, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    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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    Bonnie Joy
    June 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm

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

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    June 13, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Ribs! Ribs! Ribs!

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    June 13, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Blackened mahi – yummo!

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    Ali @ His Birdie's Nest
    June 13, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    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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    June 13, 2011 at 10:34 pm

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

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    Meghan's Musings
    June 13, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    RIBS baby!!

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    June 14, 2011 at 3:27 am

    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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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    June 14, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Mmm the ribs sound divine!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    June 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm

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

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    June 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm

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

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    June 15, 2011 at 8:49 am

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

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    June 15, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I love fish – voting for the mahi!

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    June 15, 2011 at 9:35 am

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

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    June 15, 2011 at 9:36 am

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

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    Jennifer B
    June 15, 2011 at 9:49 am

    The Blackened Mahi!!

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    June 15, 2011 at 9:58 am

    The blackened mani looks amazing!

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    June 15, 2011 at 11:02 am


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    June 15, 2011 at 11:08 am

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

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    San Jose Love
    June 15, 2011 at 11:42 am

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

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    June 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    My Vote is for the Salsa Mahi one.

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    June 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

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

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    June 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm

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

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    June 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I vote for the blackened mahi!

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    June 15, 2011 at 9:20 pm

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

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