Sunday is family day. Working in the BPO industry, we are indeed lucky to not have work on weekends. We get to enjoy 2 whole days with our son, plus, I don’t know. Iba kasi talaga ang feeling pag walang pasok kapag weekend.
When I was still single, my mom would whip up anything grilled. This is because it is the only time that me and my brother are home. Our favorite, and I guess everybody’s favorite is the grilled liempo with atchara. She would cook this on a makeshift grill just outside the door and everybody who passes by would never fail to say, “Wow, ang bango!”, “Wow! Sarap naman ng ulam nyo!”. Ciempre, mama will always prepare extra rice for these instances.
Now that I am married, I still turn to my mom for recipes that I can prepare for my own family. Just like her, Babe will prepare our makeshift grill and waits for my signal if the liempo is ready. I usually thaw the meat early in the morning so that the pork is marinated for at least 3 to 4 hours. Here is the recipe that I have modified to better soothe me and Babe’s taste:
- 1kl Liempo
- soy sauce
- kalamansi juice
- ground pepper
- McCormick Cajun Seasoning Mix
Mix everything together and let it sit for three hours or so. Mas matagal, mas maganda. For the flavor to seep in to the meat.
I used to dump spices before. Grounded oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, and sea salt. Tantyahan lang. However, when I found out about the McCormick barbeque seasoning, we got sold to the Cajun seasoning flavor. Each pack of McCormick Grill Mates Seasoning Mixes (Pepper Steak, Hickory Smoked, Cajun, Steak a la Pobre, and Korean BBQ) gives you a wonderful blend of authentic McCormick herbs and spices. If you are reading this, you might say, “ano ngayon?”. For me, this is way better than guessing the amount of herbs and spices to include.
So there. For grilled food lover like us, there’s good news! McCormick will be having an event in BGC this coming April 7. There will be food sampling, games, and a raffle. Personally, I want to join because I want to experience how the seasoning is best used. I am the type of person who follows the steps down to the last letter pero something still comes out na kulang. Anyway, be a part of the McCormick Grill Nation on April 7, 4pm onwards at the Bonifacio High Street! You can also check out their page, http://on.fb.me/Y9xPOW
See you there!