One of the cool things I enjoy about food blogging is finding new and exciting products in the market that make preparing dinner for the family quick, easy and fun. So when I discovered Dorot pre-portioned garlic, onions, and herbs at our neighborhood Trader’s Joe, I couldn’t wait to embody my inner Bobby Flay!
At the beginning of January, G and I sat down together to take a good look at our finances. As we both wanted to live more frugally in 2016 and I was by then seriously considering to quit my job and blog full-time, we knew we had to streamline our household outlays to make our goals happen. After meticulously combing through our numbers, we were both shocked to realize what eats up most of our budget is food!
Part of our high food costs, of course, is the recipe development that goes with the territory of food blogging for a living. But, sadly, a huge chunk of that high food costs is also from food going to waste. I get overly excited about the recipes I work on and tend to buy more than what we need in a given week.
You know how it is, you open the fridge and there you find milk and cheeses past their best buy dates or produce and herbs withering their way to the trash. As much as cilantro, basil, parsley or dill deliciously steps up flavors, they’re just too fragile to stay fresh until the whole bunch is used up! I am sure you’ve also had your fair share of forgotten garlic bulbs already sprouting green shoots in the deep recess of your produce bin. Frustrating, amiright?
I feel you, my friends, yet fret no more. Dorot got you covered! Conveniently stored in the freezer, you can easily elevate your plate with the flavors of fresh garlic, onions, and herbs year round. And with a two-year shelf life, throwing a bunch of herbs in the trash is now a thing of the past!
Dorot products not only eliminate wastes, they also make meal prep quick and easy. They’re prepared and pre-portioned so there’s no need to chop or measure. Seasoning and adding flavor to your cooking can’t get any easier, it’s just a matter of popping a cube!
Garlic is widely used in Filipino cuisine and is a star ingredient in a lot of our classic dishes such as adobo and this chicken asado. Dorot’s Crushed Garlic has become a must in my kitchen and I can’t wait to try these other varieties as well.
- Chopped Parsley
- Chopped Basil
- Glazed Onions
- Chopped Dill
- Chopped Cilantro
- Chopped Chili
- Crushed Ginger
Ready to experience the benefits of Dorot for yourself? Print out their $1 off coupon and head on to the frozen vegetable aisle of your nearest Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market. Great flavor awaits. 🙂
- 3 pounds chicken, cut into serving parts
- ¼ cup calamansi juice
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
- 3 cubes Dorot crushed garlic (thawed) or 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- 2 large potatoes, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch thickness
- ¼ cup oil
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- salt to taste
- In a bowl, combine chicken, calamansi juice, soy sauce, onions, garlic, and pepper. Massage marinade onto meat and marinate for about 20 to 30 minutes. Drain chicken, squeezing meat and aromatics to extract liquid. Reserve marinade.
- In a skillet or wide pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add potatoes and cook until lightly browned and cooked through. With a slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Keep warm.
- Remove excess oil from pan except for 2 tablespoons. Add chicken, onions and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is lightly browned and onions and garlic are softened.
- Add reserved marinade and bring to a boil for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomato sauce and water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce is reduced. Season with salt to taste. Transfer onto serving platter and garnish with potatoes. Serve hot.
Don’t forget to print your coupon!