Monday, July 5, 2010

Lawry's Marinade

In the summer time, the grill is one of my favorite ways to prepare our dinner. Not only is it extremely tasty, in my opinion, but it is also nice not to heat up the kitchen when it is already hot outside. Sometimes though, having plain hamburgers and chicken can get boring. We try to mix it up, using different seasoning, barbecue sauce and marinades.

This past weekend, thanks to Lawry's and MyBlogSpark, we had the chance to try some of Lawry's new marinade flavors. The one that we tried was the Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato Marinade features extra virgin olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet red bell peppers and the perfect blend of herbs.

I was very pleased with the flavor of the marinade. I added my chicken breasts and some of the marinade to a zippered bag. I let them set on the counter as I prepared my potatoes and started the grill. Then, when the grill was hot, I put them on the grill to cook. They marinaded for about 30 minutes, but the flavor definitely came through. My husband was pleased with it as well. I used the leftover grilled chicken (I had intentionally grilled extra) for our dinner the next night, which was Cajun Chicken Pasta. The flavors of the marinaded, grilled chicken added a nice additional flavor to the already flavorful meal.

In addition, they have another new flavor - the Szechuan Sweet & Sour BBQ Marinade, which is supposed to give your meat a delicious sweet and sour flavor with a touch of Szechuan heat. I am intrigued by this one and hope to try it out soon.

Visit www.lawrys.com to check-out the full line of Lawry’s products, additional grilling tips and to find delicious recipes for grilling season and beyond!

In addition, as part of their "Flavor Forecast" McCormick is offering some new flavor pairing suggestions for this summer:

Applewood & Plum
Cilantro & Lime
Rosemary & Fig
Chipotle & Maple
Brown Sugar & Bourbon
Cinnamon & Coffee
Red Chili Sauce & Mango

For more recipes and Lawry’s marinades that complement the flavor pairings visit the Grilling Flavor Forecast™ website. Two recipes that I am definitely considering is the Cinnamon Coffee Marinated Steak and the Brown Sugar Bourbon Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Corn Bread & Peaches. I must say that the flavor pairings sound very good and I might have thought to pair them myself, but reading the recipes makes my mouth water with interest in tasting the result. (I just love warm fruit as part of my recipes - of course, they are great as part of a warm pie or cobbler, but there is also something great about pairing a sweet, warm piece of fruit with a flavorful dish - I have a curry that uses bananas and a chicken teriyaki with pineapple. Yum!)

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56 comments:

debbielynne said...

I like to pair lime & cilantro - mmm!

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NeedANap2 said...

I love Teriyaki Marinade with Pineapple Juice for chicken and maybe even a pineapple slice to put on top. :)

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Steph S said...

We like to use garlic and black pepper when seasoning meat on the grill.

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Tracey said...

Toss veggies with a little bit of olive oil and minced garlic, then cook them on the grill in a metal basket while you're cooking your steak or burgers. Yummy!

Karen said...

I love anything with teriyaki marinade/sauce. I love the sweet with the salty together. ~K http://scr.im/nerak

Jennifer said...

I'd like to try the Brown Sugar & Bourbon!!! I', a Southern Girl!!!
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Theresa said...

I always make foil pouches full of veggies to grill.

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My name is Lauren said...

I LOVE the steak & chop marinade..it is soooo super yummy on steaks.

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Stacey said...

We experiment with sauces on the grill all the time. Our latest round of sauces were purchased at Peppers in Key West. I'm on a ginger kick right now...

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We experiment with sauces on the grill all the time. Our latest round of sauces were purchased at Peppers in Key West. I'm on a ginger kick right now...

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sponge423 said...

I always put a slice of fresh food on top of the food while grilling. It gives it a much better taste!

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Christine said...

We're traditionalists. We usually use teriyaki or honey mustard on chicken. Although the pairing with mango is intriguing because I love me some mango salsa.

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Kim said...

I love to have zucchini from the grill lightly tossed in olive oil and salt/pepper! Yum!

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Sarah said...

oil the pizza dough before putting it on the grill

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I love mixing basil, olive oil, salt and pepper, and a little balsamic vinegar.
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my grilling tip is to keep an eye on it LOL don't let it burn!

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Jay said...

Our friends made a great recipe with grilled peaches, almond and vanilla extract and a little brown sugar all a la mode!!! So my tip would be to make some grilled dessert!!!
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Janice said...

I like the flavor of mesquite chiken. Yum!
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sandra said...

My husband likes to marinate chicken in dijon mustard, vinegar and liquid smoke.
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Shannon said...

I love chicken Teriyaki!

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Glenda said...

I like Greek seasoning on skewered zucchini. But I must say, my hubby has spoiled me by putting bananas, brown sugar and butter in a pan and putting it on the grill when he finishes and comes back 20-30 minutes with a divine dessert.
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jamilynn said...

I love chicken with italian dressing

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tristatecruisers said...

my best grilling tip is adding onions, salt & pepper to my hamburger BEFORE putting them on the grill--this way your getting extra flavor--lose no onions--and the smell is great. :)

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Rachael Boer said...

I like steak with teriyaki marinade. mmm.

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Anonymous said...

I'm not real experienced on the grill, but I'm working on it. I like to marinate veggies in italian dressing.
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Ashley said...

I like to pair honey with BBQ sauce on chicken,
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Julie said...

We like marinating chicken in Italian dressing before barbecuing
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Tracy Harper said...

Marinate meats for several hours before grilling them to absorb all the flavors of your seasonings and marinades.

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AndiMac said...

I love to add a dash of cayenne in with the seasoning in my burgers. It gives them an extra kick without overpowering them. It's a nice flavor.

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I like to pair lemon and pepper

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Laura said...

I like to use anything with garlic. YUM! Then I grill up some veggies with a bit of olive oil and garlic too.

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