Richie and I love to eat. We love eating out and trying out new restaurants (Hence the birth of this blog). But of course there are going to be days when you just want to stay home and rest. That was a possibility for us a few months ago when we still had a maid who can cook what we felt like eating. Sadly, because of our bad luck with maids, we are once again maid-less and eating out has just been more convenient during weekends.
But a few weeks back, we found ourselves in a situation wherein we needed to prepare something besides fried hotdogs and bacon. We were at home relaxing, when I received a call from a relative of ours who recently came back from the US and told us that they wanted to visit our humble abode.
Panicked, Richie and I started thinking of what to prepare or to have delivered for our guests but something along the spices shelf caught Richie’s eye: McCormick Grill Mates! Richie had bought a couple packs of these mixes to try out just the week earlier, and we never got around to actually cooking it. Given that we were pretty much out of options, we thought of giving it a shot! At least we would be serving something made from our kitchen, instead of something out of delivery box. After all, all we needed to do was marinade it for 30 mins and then fry! How hard could it be?
And boy it was a success! We bought the Steak ala Pobre Grill Mate and marinated a soft flank steak with it. The taste was this amazing garlic flavor that brought out the natural flavors of the steak. We also bought the Korean BBQ Grill Mate and got some Pork Tenderloin to marinate it with. Again, the taste didn’t fail us! It had a nice hint of sweetness that swirled around a gorgeous medley of spices.
To sum it up, our guests loved it to a point where in they didn’t want to believe that it was home cooked! For an affordable price of around P30, you get a delicious marinade for your entrees. With these Grill Mates, there’s no need to have the cooking skills of a top chef.
Guess what? McCormick has some exciting news!!!