We love to grill – chicken, steak, burgers, and especially vegetables. Depending on what we are grilling we use different seasonings, sauces, and marinades – it usually is something spicy. About a month ago Burt – the creator of Five Star Meat Marinade asked if I would like to try his gluten-free and diabetic friendly marinade, of course I said yes!
Bryan’s dad has diabetes so lately I have been trying to find things that are suitable for him. When Burt shared the information about the marinade with me saying that it was “All natural, NO MSG, NO Sugar, NO Preservatives, NO Oils or Fats”, I thought this would be a great marinade for him to try. Sadly we don’t get to see him much but I figured his birthday is coming up so I’m going to put together a little goodie bag for him. I’m also going to start experimenting with some refined sugar-free baking for him also and hopefully send Bryan down with some diabetic friendly baked goods.
Back to the marinade
Here is a little bit of history from Five Star Marinade’s website:
While growing up, holidays were special for many reasons. Getting together with family, good food and lots of laughter. Most meals were potluck, making it easier on those hosting the event. We always had the traditional turkey or ham as a main course, but my Grandmother would provide another meat with her marinade. Everyone loved the flavor so much that often the family dinners would break tradition serving only her meat dish. Little did Grandma know that her marinade was a healthy substitute for sugar or molasses based barbeque sauce.
Grandma is gone now but I have taken the recipe and bottled this great taste for everyone wishing great flavor without the worry of calories, preservatives or fat. The marinade is easy to use and is excellent for barbeque, broiling or baking making it enjoyable all year no matter the weather.
My marinade is just the thing for those on restricted diets such as those on low sodium, sugar free, gluten free or Diabetics.
Last week I decided to marinade some chicken breast over night (per Burt’s instructions) and grill them up and served them with some spicy broccoli and a side salad. Oh man is this marinade delicious!! It has a bit of a peppery kick to it, which I loved and a great flavor. I made an extra piece of chicken so I could slice it up and have it atop a salad the next day for lunch. I think next weekend I’ll be marinading (only 30 minutes) and grilling up some portabella mushrooms.
The marinade is simple – yet extremely delicious! Five Star Marinade Ingredients: Vinegar*, Salt, Spices, Paprika, Garlic *Red Wine Vinegar (not distilled white) so this marinade is also corn-free (for those of you who have corn allergies, this is perfect for you)!
Thank you Burt for making such a delicious, gluten-free and diabetic friendly marinade! And thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to sample your delicious creation (your grandmother would be so proud of you!)
Who would like to try a bottle of this delicious, gluten-free, sugar-free all-purpose marinade? One lucky winner with have a chance to win a bottle – please leave a comment for EACH entry!
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One winner will be chosen using random.org on Tuesday June 26th, 2011. The lucky winner will have 48 hours to respond after they receive my e-mail. If a winner does not respond in the allotted time, a new winner will be chosen. This contest is open to US residents only – the prize will be shipped directly from Five Star Marinade. Good luck to all who enter!