This recipe is dear to me because it is the first time I used the gas grill by myself.
I need to reiterate how important this is. I used the gas grill. By myself. I have caught many a major appliance on fire, so I was slightly terrified I might actually set ablaze an actual grill using actual flames. Oh the irony and the delicious results.
Dole encouraged my creativity, so I entered their freaky sweet cooking contest with this gorgeous grilled (non-exploding) chicken. You must enter, too. Because I said so. And because nothing exploded: Dole Facebook Cooking Contest. If you’re feeling more like a judge than a contestant, make sure to enter Dole’s “Be a Fan Judge”Sweepstakes (more information below).
Recipe thoughts and Ruminations:
- Heavy, cast iron pans wrapped in aluminum foil help expedite cooking times. They also flatten the chicken nicely for a pleasing presentation and those tell tale grilling hatch marks.
- Grilling the chicken creates smoky undertones, perfect with the sweet acids of the strained raspberry sauce. Serve with grilled zucchini, a sprig of parsley, the fruits of the season (and your freezer) and enjoy this low carbohydrate, low fat dinner, guilt-free.
- Why framboise? My friend Gilana alerted me to the fact that the French word for raspberries is framboise. I love her for suggesting something so pretty that it makes me want to paint my nails. With sparkles. But not near the open flames of the grill. Just sayin’.
Find the recipe here at Foodie.com, where I’m one of the “Original Foodie 100″: Grilled Chicken Framboise.
And don’t forget to enter Dole’s Facebook Cooking Contest with your favorite appetizer or starter (using at least one cup of any Dole product) and you could win a trip to Los Angeles in the 2012 Dole California Cook-Off. You’ll compete at The Grove, and dishes will be judged by Celebrity Chef Ben Ford. The winning recipe contestant gets a cash prize of $10,000 and two runners up will each receive a cash prize of $1,000!
If you’re not up for competing, you could join Chef Ben Ford and a distinguished panel of judges in crowning the winner of the 2012 Dole California Cook-Off? A lucky winner will receive a trip to Los Angeles and a cash prize of $500. Enter! Dole Facebook “Be a Fan Judge” Sweepstakes.
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