Easy Peasy Season-y

One of my favorite things about my blog is the opportunity to try items I would probably never try otherwise. I received an email from Urban Accents, a company out of Chicago that specializes in gourmet spices, herbs and assorted seasonings. They asked if I’d like to try some of their products and of course, I said yes.

A few days later, I received a nice box of goodies that included dryglazes, lemon and orange pepper and saffron rice. The first thing I noticed was the packaging is very modern and clean, not something you would see in a grocery store. The second thing was the ingredients… all natural herbs and spices. I have this thing about eating food that has ingredients I can’t pronounce with more than 15 letters. Monosodiumslimslam. OK, I made that word up, but you get the drift. The seasonings were also not loaded with salt, which it seems most prepared seasonings are. So no worries of having a case of hot-dog fingers from the excessive sodium! Whew!

I liked the idea of the dryglazes. All you do is coat the meat with olive oil and then sprinkle on the dry rub and place in the fridge. In half an hour, the rub becomes a luscious glaze. All I did then was simply grill the chicken. It was so moist and tasty you would have thought it marinated for hours. Perfect for those evenings you don’t have much time to cook, and are contemplating boring grilled chicken for the third time this week. Both the Puebla Mole and Vermont Grill were flavorful and will definitely be used again.

Here is Broiled Salmon with Sonoma Pepper. I marinated the salmon in orange juice for 30 minutes, sprinkled with salt and Sonoma Pepper, a drizzle of olive oil and broiled for 7-8 minutes. Great citrus flavor from the orange and lemon zest.

Simple Grilled Chicken with the Vermont Grill dryglaze:


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  • robin 11 YEARS AGO

    I really love Urban Accents—and they’ve even started showing up in the whole foods and gourmet markets near me. I’ve had the vermont dry glaze on pork and loooved it.

  • Ashley 11 YEARS AGO

    looks amazing!

  • melissa 11 YEARS AGO

    urban accents, approved by you and robin? totally going on my shopping list.

    it really does look like it elevates that grilled chicken to another level. nice.

    oh, and I could not agree more about the slimslam or whatnot. I hate chemicals and preservatives. they are evil.

  • Aran 11 YEARS AGO

    What a great opportunity to test recipes right? I love playing around too and your photos are always so refreshing!

  • Patricia Scarpin 11 YEARS AGO

    That looks delish.

  • Anticiplate 11 YEARS AGO

    This looks so summery! I generally do not use rubs, or marinades, but this looks fantastic. I will have to check out Urban accents.

  • matt wright 11 YEARS AGO

    Great looking salmon.

  • Hallie 11 YEARS AGO

    That looks great. I’ll have to look up that company and maybe buy some for my boyfriend. Every store that has rubs and seasoning he leaves with something (including CVS!) The salmon looks so good.

  • nipsum 11 YEARS AGO

    How do you do.
    I hope to see blog.
    Please link to this site.

  • michelle @ TNS 11 YEARS AGO

    i’ve never heard of urban accents.

    how long so i need to have a food blog before i start getting free shit? not that’s that why i do it. but you know, it’d be nice.

  • diva 11 YEARS AGO

    i’m not a big fan of salmon but that’s got my favourite fruit in it – orange. totally tryin this :D x

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