Sunday, June 19, 2011

Taste The Rainbow

Happy father's day to all the fathers out there, and lots of love to my dad and hubby on this special day. I can't think where I would be without my dad. The love of reading(no matter what comes our way, my sister and I would read anything, be it the labels on the bottles of dressing etc, the newspaper wraps that are still used in India to wrap up the food, soiled in oil!), the passion for Kishore Kumar's songs(!), the zeal for James Bond movies(still going strong!)---these are all dad's gifts to both of us. He always has encouraged us to move forward in life, always has taught us to go for our goals and always has helped us reach there. Can't thank him enough but still want to say….THANKS DAD FOR EVERYTHING!

Now, what's fitting for dad's day meal than the bbq? Dads in our life are not steak people. They love chicken and so do we, so I decided to grill chicken, peppers and stuffed mushrooms. We enjoyed being with each other again on this day and this great dinner only complemented it. My parents will be leaving for India in Fall and I have no idea when I will see them again so I was ready to go any extra miles that I have to go to make this day one of the most cherished and memorable for my dad.

Stuffed grilled chicken with rainbow peppers
6 small chicken breasts, boneless, skinless,slit open
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh chopped parsley, oregano and rosemary
12 Asparagus, trimmed

How to:
Stuff chicken breasts with asparagus. Salt and pepper inside and outside of chicken liberally.
Grill on hot grill until chicken is cooked through. During the last few minutes, sprinkle shredded cheese, herbs and cover the lid of the barbeque so that the cheese would melt.
For the peppers, thread the pepper pieces on the skewers, sprinkle with oil, salt and pepper, grill till crunchy soft.

Stuffed mushrooms
About 24 button mushrooms
Small onion
Garlic as required
Salt and pepper
Bread crumbs
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
How to:
Remove the stems of the mushrooms. Chop them finely with onion and garlic. Sauté in oil till dry. Then salt and pepper the mix, stuff the mushrooms with it.
Sprinkle bread crumbs, cheese and drizzle with oil.
Grill covered till mushrooms are soft and the tops are browned.
Garnish with chives and serve.


  1. I love stuffed mushrooms, but i make the stuffing with boiled peas. Nice recipe to dedicate your love on this Father's Day . That chicken is making me drool here

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Omg, wonderful recipes, love them all together, a fabulous tribute, makes me hungry..