Monday, January 4, 2010

Soul Parents Recipe: Marinades from "Be Organic"

A few weeks ago, I posted a recipe for Salmon that used a well-known company that I have no affiliation with to marinade and prepare the meal.
In response to the article, I was approached to review some other, lesser known, marinades. First off, I am a fan of small business owners and I was a small business owner some years ago...

That being said, I ventured to try out what turned out to be a tasty, tasty marinade from a crew called Be Organic... (youtube and another article too!) Their story is pretty impressive! And that is to put it mildly!! I haven't had a chance to sit and chat with them, but I just think that what they are doing is really, really dope!

I have said it before, but here it goes again, "I aint no chef, I just cook a lot." The marinade made it easy for me to make my chicken burst with flavor! I gotta keep it real, the first time that I used it, it was on lamb and it was cool, but I wanted to have more to say than, "its, cool." Our fridge is really cold and I think I messed up by trying to use nearly frozen chunks of marinade on the meat without really rubbing it in. So I figured something out... The marinade was handed to me at room temperature and wet looking, so I probably should have it sit with whatever meat I choose at room while the sauce is at room temp and wet looking. (duh!)

Before After

Below, you will see the process I took to make a meal for my Soul Family...

1st, you should marinade then grill your meat
then grill

Make some side dishes like Black Beans or plaintains, and some rice.

Here are two finished products...

Lamb Chicken

1. Marinade and grill. Use your George Foreman or similar equipment. If you are using chicken breasts, score it (I think that is what its called) and let the marinade sit in the slices in the refrigerator.
2. Fry up some sides... Plantain goes well with this (or any) meal! (Ayiti, stand up!!)
3. Open a can of Black Beans, and put it on the stove. You can cut some onion and green peppers and start off your pot with about a tablespoon of oil. Coat the onion and peppers, then pour your can of black beans in it. They usually have enough salt for me, but if you want to add some, go ahead.
4. Boil some rice. Add some flavor to the rice by using a packet of Goya seasoning. I would link the name, but you know the deal, right?

Anyhow, that was just a quick weekday recipe that you could try out. The least you could do, is check out the folks from Be Organic at their websites, here and here!! Oh yeah, check them out on blog talk radio and tell them about this post!


  1. Hey Soul parents
    Thank you for a wonderful review best so far! My name is Kirk Nelson and I am part owner and head foodie/chef of Be Organic. We would like to thank you for do this review and whenever you would like a sit down with us please feel free to give us a call or drop us a email;

    Thanks again

  2. Hey I love those guys!!! Not only can they cook amazing dishes, they are cute!! This dish is mouthwatering! I remembered when I first tried their "Famous Pineapple Jerk" finishing sauce. I got mad at my husband for finishing the rest while I was at work!! Lucky for him I ordered more from those great "foodies". Keep it up Be Organic, you guys are going far!!