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Movin’ and Shakin’ ~ a story from one of our fans.

I wanted to share a brief story with the “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce fans about indoor cooking.

I recently moved from a suburban lifestyle, where backyard grilling was almost an everyday thing, to the city of San Francisco where I have no backyard whatsoever.

My new home is a small two bedroom apartment in the foggy part of the city [which, if you are familiar with San Francisco, means that I didn't move to Potrero Hill ;)  ] and was pretty devastated by the thought of no backyard. What would I do with all my “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce? Did this mean no more grilling? [shaking fist at sky]

Actually, quite the opposite. I’m happy to say that I couldn’t have been more wrong.

“CHAKA’S” gets used more now than ever. All it took was some creative tweaks to the recipes on the “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce website. I’ve developed a whole new style of cooking by getting creative with new herbs & vegetables, and trying new cooking methods. My 8 year old son is a great critic, too. He likes our new eating habits….but don’t tell him it’s healthy! Who knew that moving would force me out of a boring old cooking rut?

Start with a recipe, tweak it a little, and soon you’ll have a masterpiece. Bake, sauté, stir-fry, and even broil marinated “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce chicken, beef, fish, and pork.  Throw recipes together with your favorite vegetables, I love green beans, onions, and mushrooms.  Try new spices and herbs like basil, dill, lemon grass, and cilantro to help the process of making meals different. I even use it in soups! And the best thing is that mediocre recipes can be brought back to life with the amazing taste of “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce.

Here are two recipes that I added to the “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce website. Chicken in a dish. Salmon baked with love.

Go to through the recipe pages on the CHAKA’S website at http://www.chakasmmm.com/recipes/

Third Quarterly Facebook Fan CASE Give-A-Way Chosen!

Our winner for the 3rd quarterly Facebook Fan CASE GIVE-A-WAY is Mark Quinata !!! Congrats and thanks for being such a great fan!

“CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce Amazeballs Yams & Tri-Tip

As the weather changes we’ll be trying our indoor cooking recipes and making modifications to our old standbys.

Last week we tried a Tri-Tip and Yams concoction. Didn’t take too long and was….as the title says….amazeballs.

Ingredients

  • “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce [we used original]
  • 3lb Tri-Tip [we used locally grown free-range beef]
  • Fresh Garlic [3 cloves chopped]
  • Olive Oil
  • Yams [we used 2, 1 large red and 1 large brown: cut into 1/2" slices. See photo below]
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder

Preparation

-Marinate the tri-tip in “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce for two days.
-Pour olive oil in an oven pan.
-Place the tri-tip in the pan.
-Put all ingredients in and around the tri-tip. We put the yams in first, the fresh garlic, and then the seasonings.
-Place foil over the pan.
-Cook at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until meat and yams are cooked to your liking.

We completed the meal with a nice green salad.

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A Twist on our Salmon Recipe

The other night we tried the “CHAKA’S” Supersonic Salmon recipe found here but made a couple of our own modifications. Here’s what we did….along with some spectacular photos ;)

Ingredients
1 lb. salmon fillets [fresh, wild pacific, organic]
1 medium red organic onion
4 organic portobello mushrooms
1/2 cup “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce [we used the original flavor]
1/4 cup organic cilantro, minced
10 organic cherry tomatoes
2 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
Preparation
Rinse mushrooms, remove stems, and pat dry.
Slice onion into 1/8 inch rings.
Place salmon in baking pan.
Put onion rings, mushrooms, garlic, olive oil, & cilantro on top.
Salt & pepper to taste.
Put foil on top of baking pan.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Remember, fish continue to cook after it’s out of the oven so don’t over cook.
SUPER yummy.

First Facebook Contest Winner!

And the winner is……Sandee Carranza!! She’ll be getting 1/2 a case of our large 36.5oz bottles [6 bottles] and her son will be getting the 2nd 1/2 of the case. Thank you so much Sandee for being a “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce customer!