Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer Recipes: Foodie Friday

When it's too hot to cook, try this simple (and fast) recipe.
Grilled Chicken & Pasta
Chicken breasts
Paprika
Olive oil
sun dried tomatoes
Salt & pepper chicken breasts; sprinkle with paprika. Grill chicken for 3 minutes on each side (high heat). Cool, then slice. Cook pasta according to directions. Add chicken and sun-dried tomatoes to pasta. Salt and pepper to taste. Basil is optional. Serve with salad and baked bread (deli is fine--in fact, preferable, if you are a culinary slob like me).


A gin and tonic is optional.

Farmhouse Gin and Tonic
Tonic water, lime juice, fresh limes, Beefeater gin.

Stir with minimal shaking.

In two days, the Facebook contest for the cherry red Le Creuset pan ends. There's still time to enter.

However, a new Le Creuste contest has begun at Facebook. To enter your name in the contest for


a turquoise 10 1/2" inch grill pan, leave a message and work in the words "Caribbean blue." I have an old pan in hunter green, and when it's raining, I grill indoors. The contest ends Friday, August 13th. You can leave a message on the blog or on Facebook (see the sidebar) for extra chances to win).
Le Creuset doesn't know I exist, but that's okay, I love to share good cookware with my friends.

An imagination is priceless, whether you are blogging or dreaming. Stop by for a vicarious Foodie Friday trip to a Maine


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seaside mansion in York, Maine for a fictititous getaway. Leigh and Jessica are already THERE. Won't you join us?

If you are participating in this week's recipe exchange,and if you need more information about Foodie Friday, specifically how to post your link, click HERE.

Mr. L. awaits your Foodie Friday recipe:




58 comments:

  1. Michael Lee, I am such a carnivore so this dish looks fabulous to me. The chicken has the perfect char!
    Yummy!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Yvonne

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  2. I am always happy to see a new chicken recipe. Chicken and pasta together...yum.

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  3. Michael, you've been in my thoughts. Glad to see you cooking. How's Trey??
    xoxo Pattie

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  4. Hi Michael - This is my first time to your blog and my first time linking up. Thanks for hosting!
    Alissa

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  5. AND how wonderful it is to be there! Thanks for including us! Oh and the post this week was FABULOUS! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. This looks delicious! A wonderful summer dish. Thanks for hosting!

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  7. Chicken and pasta a weakness that I have. The combination is always a hit and with the sum dried tomato...delicious!

    I don't have a grill pan but if I had one that was Caribbean blue, I could cook where it would always be sunny, a breeze always flowing and have a mango tango with a float of rum on top!

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  8. Micheal Lee, Your chicken and pasta look delightful, as does the gin and tonic. What exquisite photography! Thanks for sponsoring Foodie Friday - I get my best recipes from fellow bloggers! And I love sharing some of my own!
    Beth

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  9. Grilled chicken breasts on the menu here tonight as well but sadly no pasta. That looks so delicious!

    Please make mine a vodka tonic ;)

    What a beautiful seaside 'cottage'!

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  10. Hi Michael! this is my 1st ever FF post but I have long loved the recipes here. The chicken is the perfect thing for these hot summer nights and the G & T is definitely required here! Linda

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  11. The grilled chicken and pasta looks wonderful. I can almost smell that chicken........and the Maine getaway, I am just closing my eyes and dreaming!!!!!

    I would love the Truquoise Grill Pan. Everytime I cooked in it I would close my eyes and think of the Caribbean Blue Sea:)

    Thanks for hosting this very fun Foodie Friday.......as always!

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  12. I could eat that yummy dish on a hot day, a cold day...any day...YUM!

    Thanks for having me today. Hope your weekend is fabulous!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  13. Your chicken looks delish! We grilled chicken last weekend too.
    Thanks so much for hosting!
    ~Liz

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  14. This looks fabulous...the food, and the view!

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  15. BTW.....Caribbean Blue is my favorite color. I could really use that grill pan for some inspiration!

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  16. Geez....who is not getting things done NOW? Thanks for having me! Watching the sun set over the water a as cool breeze sweeps the terrace has been fabulous!

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  17. omg those pics are killer good, and then the g&t, be still my heart... fab fab fab photos!

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  18. Michael, for an easy supper that looks divine, and that photo of the gin and tonic is GORGEOUS! How did you do that?

    Hope all is well with you. I have pictures of cupcakes that absolutely were the best things I've ever eaten. Now, I have to figure out how they were made and post about it.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  19. Looks delicious but, that Gin and Tonic is what I will be dreaming about tonight :)
    mickey

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  20. Michael I love the nice char you were bakle to get on the chicken breasts. They look delicious ..and yes, I'd love a gin and tonic, please! It's one of my favorite summer drinks.
    ♥ Pat

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  21. Oh this looks gorgeous!! I LOVE the photos! Especially with the sun dried tomatoes! Delicious! Thanks!

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  22. The chicken dish looks amazing. ummm

    Did I say that the thing I loved most on our first cruise was the
    Caribbean Blue of the waters there?:))
    Please enter me in your generous giveaway. and, thanks!
    xo bj

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  23. Tomorrow night's dinner...Thanks for the recipe. It looks and sounds fabulous!

    Jane (artfully graced)

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  24. The grilled chicken and pasta looks delicious!

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  25. The grilled chicken and pasta looks delicious!

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  26. I am dreaming of Caribbean Blue waters, where I should be, not just in my imagination. I would love a pan that color. Your chicken and pasta look fab and so easy. I just read Mermaids in the Basement on my Kindle. Are Southern ladies all that fun? I loved the details about food and money and clothes and cars, etc. etc. and getting a glimpse into their lives.

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  27. Hi Miss M! My article today is sharing a Bittman recipe that I was unable to effectively "traditionalize" and sharing the lessons learned! I love that creuset pan! I also adore Maine! Your setting is so perfect! Thanks for sharing your space with us today! Alex@amoderatelife

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  28. Hello Miss "G"~ YUM that looks amazing. Beautiful photos too. Especially the gin and tonic! Oh gosh I love those!

    If you get a minute to check out my Team SummaTime Challenge on my Foodie Friday post, or on my Weightloss journey blog or on my Facebook page and join us! Its going to be fun! I'll be doing all the menus and meal plans and shopping lists. Plus I will have a few fun video tutorials. And showing an amazing 5 minute work out to help with blood sugar levels and blood pressure and digestion!
    Its a 23 day challenge.

    Thanks Miss "G"!
    Rainey

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  29. Looks absolutely delicious!
    <>< Concetta

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  30. The grilled chicken and pasta looks lovely and delicious.

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  31. Love the photos! Thank you for hosting, I linked up some Italian Wedding Soup this week. Not really summer food, but we've been having storms and cold weather all week here in Germany as a break from our record heat!

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  32. Love the sound of your simple but elegant pasta! Thanks for hosting.

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  33. Silly girl, Gin and tonics are never optional!

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  34. I just love imaginary getaways... after all this heat, Maine is perfect!!

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  35. Yum! That looks delicious!! I love red peppers - and grilled chicken - and pasta. :)

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  36. I just finished breakfast and now that I've seen your beautifully photographed chicken and pasta, I'm ready for lunch. It seems perfectly easy and looks delicious!

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  37. Looks great!

    I love a good gin and tonic.:-)

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  38. The chicken and pasta dish looks sooooooo yummy and easy which I like. I enjoyed your Foodie Friday post and thank you for hosting this fun event. I have found some really wonderful recipes because of you.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  39. This looks delish! I love chicken any way you make it and adding pasta is divine.

    I love the turquoise Le Cruset ~

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  40. I've never been able to travel
    I've always wanted to
    Vacation in the Bahamas
    That makes me Carribean Blue

    Oh, I can almost taste that chicken. You got a fantastic crust on there!

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  41. Has anyone mentioned, how exceptional your photography is? Of course they have! You can even make a simple chicken and pasta combination, look delicious. :)

    GOOD LUCK to ALL those who enter. -Brenda-

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  42. chicken looks awesome...just linked up to the event-
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/2010/07/beetroot-dalrasamcurrysoup.html

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  43. The Caribbean Blue is my favorite color of Le Creuset, and the grill pan would be great to own.

    I actually had a Foodie Friday post but if you get a chance to read my post today, you will see while it will have to wait another week. It will also make you laugh.

    The chicken looks great:) Have a good weekend.

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  44. I love how browned you've gotten the chicken. And I vote that the gin and tonic is not optional.

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  45. It said leave comment in blog for Le Creuset Caribbean blue grill pan. My foodie son was just commenting we needed a grill mark pan and it would match our Hawaiian theme kitchen perfectly.

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  46. We have just enough leftover grilled chicken left from tonight's dinner to have this seemingly simple dish tomorrow night. I don't have to fantasize about Maine....I'm there.

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  47. Beautiful chicken and super refreshing gin and tonic! I linked up my newest creation, Creme Brulee Ice Cream. :-)

    Cool on another giveaway ... thanks!

    Shirley

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  48. Hi I'm following from "spotlight saturday" I would love for you to stop by my blog! :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  49. Yum...does that ever look good. The G & T looks pretty inviting too.

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  50. Hi there, I'm your newest follower from Spotlight Saturday. Loving your blog. Look forward to reading more. Hoping you'll drop me a visit sometime.

    http://thethingswefindinside.blogspot.com/

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  51. I found you on Spotlight Saturday and I'm your newest follower! Follow me back at http://www.mommyiscrafty.com if you would like!

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  52. OMGosh I think I may have seen this gorgeous "caribbean blue" paradise or a mansion in York, Maine last weekend when I was there walking to the Nubble Light House - or at least one that looked very similar! ;-) Gorgeous no matter where this house is in York. :-)

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  53. I sure do appreciate you making this blog circle possible. I get so much inspiration from all the posts. I add to my collection and even replace old recipes with better ones! See you next week. beth at http://anothersummeroffun.blogspot.com

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  54. This looks dee-lish! I've been trying to practice taking photos of food so I could come join a Foodie Friday - but my food pics stink! :(

    Beautiful and yummy shots Michael!
    :D Lynda

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  55. Michael...that looks so yummy! I definitely want to try this recipe! Here's to culinary slobs everywhere! :)

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  56. You are my idol, ML!! I'm laughing over the "culinary slob" line & I'm drooling over that gorgeous photo of the gin and tonic! Outstandingly mouthwatering photos.

    I haven't been cooking much with this heat so no food photos for awhile. We've been eating out a great deal. Your peach ice looked wonderfully refreshing, though. I must try doing that! Thanks for the idea!

    fondly,
    Rett

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  57. Ummmmmmmmmm.
    Yummmy recipes in your blog thanks for share.

    Regarding.
    Andhra Style Recipes

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