Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Favorite Marinade

Many years ago, like . . . M.A.N.Y years, Laronda, a friend of mine, turned me on to Dale's marinade.  This was nearly 20 years ago, and at that time Dale's was hard to find.  It is made in Birmingham, AL.  At that time, it was easier to get The Washington Post than it was to get Dale's; but who really cares about "The Post!"  We wanted Dale's! 

Because it was "exclusive," that made it even more special!

Fast-forward 20 years and now Dale's is in basically every store I shop!  It's usually towards the top of the shelf, on the same aisle with ketch-up, b-b-q sauce, and other fancy condiments!

I just LOVE Dale's.  I think I could drink it right from the bottle.  No!  I haven't tried it -- but I've been tempted!

Here's what I do with my Dale's, in numerical order!
  1. I always but 2 or 3 bottles at a time; I never want to be without the stuff.
  2. I but lots of chicken breasts.
  3. I buy lots of gallon sized, zip-lock freezer bags.
  4. I put the desired number of chicken breasts in a bag and pour the desired amount of Dale's onto the chicken.
  5. I push the air out of the bag and seal it up.
  6. I write on the white part of the bag, "Dale's Chicken."
  7. I put it in the freezer.
  8. I cook it (almost ALWAYS grilled) and am happy!
You may be asking, "Why?"  Because of this:  I like my meat to be flavor-ful.  Doing it this way, it marinates as it is becoming frozen and it marinates while it is defrosting -- with very little effort on my part!  I just found chicken breasts on sale the other day for really cheap and I packaged up 24 bags of this stuff.  Seriously!  So if you hear me start clucking, you'll know why!

Dale's is also awesome to marinate your flank steak, other cuts of beef, fish (but be careful, fish is delicate and absorbs the marinade very quickly), and pork chops.

If you haven't tried this marinade, live on the wild side and give it a try!  What do I always say?  "You won't be disappointed!"

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