These past few days, my grill pan has been a favorite cooking companion, that and my steamer. They’re my most used cookware. On separate occasions last week, I grilled some chicken tenders and tilapia fillets with the help of Emeril, specifically, Emeril’s All Natural Chicken Rub and Emeril’s Original Essence. :) These are samples I received some time ago and only got around to using them last week, save for the Emeril Chicken Stock, which I used in my Chicken and Shrimp Paella in September last year. Worry not, they are not yet expired. :P
Grilled Chicken Tenders
I grilled about a pound of chicken tenders. To give it some flavor, I depended solely on Emeril’s All Natural Chicken Rub. I patted the chicken tenders dry, and then brushed some olive oil on them. Then, I rubbed each piece with the chicken rub. You only need 1 teaspoon per pound of chicken. I let the chicken tenders marinate in the oil and chicken rub for at least 30 minutes before I proceeded to grilling them. And this was the result…
The chicken tenders came out surprisingly flavorful! It complimented the salad I prepared that day. Some of you might want to have a dipping sauce to go with it. My family used the salad dressing, a homemade vinaigrette, as dipping sauce. Hee hee.
Grilled Tilapia Fillet(s)
For the Grilled Tilapia Fillets, I gave the Emeril Original Essence a try and used it the same way I used the chicken rub. I prepared the fillets as I did the chicken tenders. And this was the result…
The fish did come out a little bland. I guess the original essence, unlike the chicken rub, can’t really stand on it’s own. Maybe it’s really meant to be a flavor enhancer. So next time, I’m thinking I should sprinkle some salt on the fish (or whatever meat I’m using) first and maybe add some lemon as well.
We’ve all been loading up on our leafy greens, if you noticed. :) That should have been the case all this time. Nevertheless, we feel good that we’ve taken small steps to healthier eating. I hope you do, too…to help prevent and fight sickness (yes, even prevent hair loss and other health concerns!).
Have a good week ahead, y’all! Cheers!