Friday, September 9, 2011

Food Network Friday: Bobby Flay

Happy Friday!

Last week, I was trying to think of new topics for future blog posts because I like to keep it fun and exciting over here at What Mimi Writes -- I think it's good to change things up a bit, and I really try to spread out my posts into many different topics (and I hope I'm succeeding at it!). :D

So, my sister suggested I pick one Food Network chef and pick a couple of his/her recipes to share with you guys. Brilliant, right? I love Food Network and I love food = perfect!

I decided to start with Bobby Flay because I mentioned in one of my recent posts that I would love to eat at Mesa Grill. ;)

Bobby Flay discovered his culinary identity at the age of 17, working as a cook at the famed theatre district haunt Joe Allen's. The job had been arranged by his father, who was a partner in the restaurant. After a short time, Joe Allen himself became so impressed by Bobby's talents that he paid the young cook's tuition to the French Culinary Institute.

He is the owner and executive chef of 12 restaurants: Mesa Grill in Las Vegas, New York City, and in the Bahamas (Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau); Bar Americain in New York City and Uncasville, Connecticut; Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Bobby's Burger Palace in Lake Grove, New York, Paramus, New Jersey, Eatontown, New Jersey, Uncasville, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.

Um, wow!

Have you eaten at any of Bobby Flay's restaurants?

To add to his impressive collection of restaurants, he has also starred in countless Food Network shows -- and not to mention, he is an Iron Chef on Iron Chef America!

He won almost all Iron Chef episodes I've seen with him as a competitor -- except for the one where he was paired with Giada de Laurentiis (against Mario Batali and Rachael Ray).

Okay, here are three recipes we can try this weekend:

Picture of Ginger-Soy-Lime Marinated Shrimp Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
Level: Easy

Picture of Grilled Chicken Paillard with Lemon and Black Pepper and Arugula-Tomato Salad Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes
Level: Easy

Picture of Fried Chicken with Ancho Honey Recipe
Total Time: 5 hours 40 minutes
Level: Intermediate


Oh my gosh, how delicious does that fried chicken look -- especially with honey?!
I think the shrimp is perfect for an outdoor barbecue get-together.
We can easily whip up the grilled chicken paillard for lunch.

What do you guys think?

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

P.S. If you have time, I hope you can come and join my $25 Apothica gift card giveaway! :)
It is open internationally and it will end on the 25th of September.
Thanks to all who joined (and will join) and good luck!

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  1. I like this blog. please come and check out mine.

  2. Sweet recipes! He's very talented. Too bad I don't live anywhere near those places. Great post!

  3. I love love the food network channel. Specially the sizzling noise the chefs make when cooking. It all looks delicious.

  4. Miss Independent-- they dooo!!!

    Clara-- thanks! and sure, i'll visit. :)

    ellie-- me either. the closest would be mesa grill in vegas. i wanna goooo! ;)

    AnieLii-- me too, i love that sound!!!

  5. I enjoy watching Boby Flay work his magic in the kitchen through his numerous appearances on shows featured in the Food channel, especially on Iron Chef ;)


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  6. Oh, Bobby Flay. These dishes look delicious, haha.

  7. Beautiful!
    I love those pictures so mouthwatering and delicious :D

  8. hey mimi!! have been away for a whileee and slacking off with blogging as well =P sry havent been here much either but im slowly merging back even though school is pretty hectic as well yikess!!

    anyways I useeeed to always watch foodtv network!! (that's when i have cable lol now i only have likek 4-5 channels at my bf's place to watch soo no more food tv shows =[).. but i loveee the first 2 recipe u chose to try.. i think my bf would really like the 2nd recipe because he's a health nut!! =]


  9. Oh FOOD! You sure know the way to this gal's heart LOL! Haven't tried any of his restaurants yet - ah the hazards of living in the midwest but would definitely like to! My goal is to do a foodie road trip one day from all of the recommendations from Top Chef / Food Network (there's a website that lists all of these!).

  10. wow- I don't even eat chicken and I think that honey chicken looks amazing! I love Bobby Flay, I enjoyed this post!

  11. I love your blog! Everything looks so delicious, it's a great idea to post about dishes, kudos to your sister for thinking of it! :)

  12. i actually think this is a really good idea for a blog post. photos of food always look so great!

  13. Love the idea of a food feature! Yum!

  14. YUM! Can't wait for more of these, the shrimp dish looks amazing...!

  15. IM SO HUNGRY!!

    i had amazing eggs benedict for breakfast yesterday.

    check it out here


  16. hey guys! thanks for stopping by! i'm glad you think all these look delicious too. :)

  17. ok, the shrimp and grilled chicken looks amazing!
    stop making me hungry lol I love the food network
    but I don't have it on cable/tv. I used to go to
    their website to look up recipes and watch their
    videos =p I can look at pictures of food all day XD

  18. Peiji-- haha, i'm hungry now too. ;) and i can look at pictures of food all day as well!

  19. Wow, Bobby Flay is amazingly talented. He's also an inspiration because of how he pursued his dreams even though life was tough. He definitely deserved all the success.

    Oh gosh, I want that Ginger-Soy-Lime Marinated Shrimp!

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  20. he's definitely an inspiration. i love the fact that he decided to turn his life around. and look at him now! W O W


  21. Bree-- i want to taste that shrimp too! :)

    Carrie-- yes, wow!!!

  22. I love his recipes and yes, I remember that episode with Giada!

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  23. Marie-- haha, i was torn because i love them all. ;)