SOURCE: Alberto Culver

March 21, 2005 11:59 ET

Mrs. Dash® Introduces First Ever Salt-Free 10-Minute Marinades

Marinate in Minutes... Add Flavor Without the Wait

MELROSE PARK, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2005 -- For the first time ever, Americans will be able to marinate their favorite foods in just 10 minutes without adding extra salt to their diets. The Mrs. Dash® brand is launching the first ever 10-Minute Marinades that are salt-free with no MSG, so no more planning hours ahead for a healthy meal. And, like all seasonings from Mrs. Dash, the 10-Minute Marinades are made from a blend of 14 natural herbs and spices and a touch of real fruit essence.

Americans are looking for dinners that are quick and easy, but fast dinners don't have to be hectic or unhealthy. With Mrs. Dash 10-Minute Marinades, anyone can marinate in minutes, adding just the right flavor to chicken, beef, pork, or fish with only a moment's notice.

"As a busy mother of two, I understand that not everyone has hours to spend in the kitchen preparing a meal," said Alicia Ross, author of Desperation Dinners. "Mrs. Dash® 10-Minute Marinades are so full of flavor, they help make a satisfying and healthy meal in no time."

The new Mrs. Dash 10-Minute Marinades are available in four tasty flavors with a touch of real fruit essence:

--  Zesty Garlic Herb - a touch of orange intensifies the flavor of your
    meal.
--  Lemon Herb Peppercorn - offers a citrus kick to your favorite dishes.
--  Mesquite Grille - an apple flavor gives a tangy sweet taste to all
    feasts.
--  Southwestern Chipotle - rejuvenates your food with a squeeze of lime.
    
More Than Main Dishes

Mrs. Dash 10-Minute Marinades are amazingly versatile. In addition to spicing up your favorite entree, side dishes like dips, sauces and vegetables can benefit from the bold, robust flavors of the marinades. Some suggestions include:

--  Mix leftover pasta, grilled chicken breasts and chopped tomatoes with
    Mrs. Dash Zesty Garlic Herb Marinade for an Italian flair.
--  Add two parts Mrs. Dash Lemon Herb Peppercorn to one part oil and a
    touch of sugar for a great salad dressing.  Drizzle over green leaf salad.
--  For a new twist on garlic bread, brush Mrs. Dash Mesquite Grille on
    French bread, top with Parmesan cheese and grill.
--  Add Mrs. Dash Southwestern Chipotle to mashed potatoes for a spicy,
    smoky flavor.
    
Mrs. Dash 10-Minute Marinades will be available nationwide beginning April 2005 at most major grocery stores across the US, with a suggested retail price of $2.99.

About the Mrs. Dash® Brand

The 10-Minute Marinades are the latest from the Mrs. Dash® brand, which has sold the top salt-free seasoning blend since the 1980s. Every product from Mrs. Dash is made with a unique combination of 14 natural herbs and spices that is salt-free with no MSG. Visit www.mrsdash.com for hundreds of delicious low-salt recipes.

Chipotle Chicken Pasta Toss
Start to Finish: 27 minutes

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast (2 breast halves)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Mrs. Dash® Southwestern Chipotle 10-Minute
Marinade, divided use
8 ounces penne pasta
1 can (15 ounces) black beans
1 cup frozen cut corn
3 medium sized Roma tomatoes (1 cup chopped)
1 bunch green onions (1/2 cup, 1/4 inch slices)
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream

1.  Marinate chicken breasts in one 1/2 cup of Mrs. Dash® Southwestern
    Chipotle 10-Minute Marinade in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
2.  Cook the penne pasta according to package directions.
3.  While the pasta cooks, pour the black beans and frozen corn into a
    colander and rinse under cool water until corn is defrosted.
4.  Place the beans, corn, tomatoes and green onions in a 3-quart or larger
    serving bowl. Refrigerate.
5.  Grill chicken on medium-high heat until cooked through, about 5 to 6
    minutes on each side (or about 7 minutes on a closed indoor grill).
    Chop into bite-size pieces; add to the bowl with the vegetables and
    beans. Drain and add the cooked penne to the bowl.
6.  Stir the remaining 2 tablespoons (or more; add to taste) of marinade
    into the sour cream and add the sour cream mixture to the bowl.  Toss
    to distribute throughout. Serve immediately.
Serves 6.
Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories                 353
Total Fat                 6g
Saturated Fat           1.5g
Unsaturated Fat          .7g
Trans Fat                 0g
Cholesterol           50.5mg
Sodium               389.4mg
Potassium            597.4mg
Protein                27.3g
Carbohydrates          50.7g
Fiber                   5.8g
Sugar                   6.8g
Recipe by Alicia Ross, author of Desperation Dinners
Herb-Peppercorn Tilapia with Lemon Pilaf
Start to finish: 20 minutes
Herb-Peppercorn Tilapia
4 Tilapia fillets (about 6 ounces each), or other mild white fish fillets
3/4 cup Mrs. Dash® Lemon Herb Peppercorn 10-Minute Marinade
1.  Marinate the fish fillets in Mrs. Dash® Lemon Herb Peppercorn
    10-Minute Marinade in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
2.  Meanwhile, begin the Lemon Pilaf (recipe follows), if desired.
3.  Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium
    heat. Add the fish fillets to the skillet and discard the remaining
    marinade.
4.  Cook the fish on each side for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the fillets are
    cooked through and flake easily with a fork.
5.  Serve immediately with Lemon Rice Pilaf, if desired.
Serves 4.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories               304.6
Total Fat              17.4g
Saturated Fat             3g
Unsaturated Fat         8.8g
Trans Fat                 0g
Cholesterol             80mg
Sodium                90.2mg
Potassium            508.6mg
Protein                26.5g
Carbohydrates             6g
Fiber                     0g
Sugar                     3g

Lemon Rice Pilaf
Start to Finish: 12 minutes

1 teaspoon canola or olive oil
1/2 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 cup water
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups quick-cooking (5 minute) rice
1/2 cup frozen green peas
1/2 cup frozen cut corn
3 Tablespoons Mrs. Dash® Lemon Herb Peppercorn 10-Minute Marinade

1.  Heat the oil over medium high heat in a 2-quart sauce pan.
2.  Add onion and cook for 3 minutes or until onion starts to brown on the
    edges.
3.  Add chicken broth and water and raise the heat to high. Cover the
    saucepan and bring the water to a boil.
4.  When the water boils, add the rice, frozen vegetables and the marinade
    to the pan. Stir well, cover and reduce heat to low.
5.  Simmer for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
    Serve immediately or cover, remove from the heat and let rest for up to
    15 minutes.
Serves 4.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories               245.9
Fat                     2.9g
  Saturated Fat          .4g
  Unsaturated Fat       1.1g
  Trans Fat               0g
Cholesterol              1mg
Sodium                53.3mg
Sugar                   3.5g
Potassium            111.3mg
Carbohydrates          47.3g
Fiber                   1.7g
Protein                 6.6g
Recipes by Alicia Ross, author of Desperation Dinners
Mesquite Pork and Fried Rice Skillet
Start to Finish: 25 minutes.

1 pound pork tenderloin (see cook's note)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Mrs. Dash® Mesquite Grille 10-Minute Marinade,
divided use
2 cups quick-cooking (5 minute) rice
2 cups water
1 large onion (1 cup, coarsely chopped)
1 medium green bell pepper (1 cup, coarsely chopped)
10 medium already-peeled baby carrots (1 cup, thinly sliced)

1.  Trim any excess fat from the pork and slice into 1/2-inch square
    pieces. Marinate in 1/2 cup of the Mrs. Dash® Mesquite Grille
    10-Minute Marinade in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
2.  While the pork marinates, boil water in a 2-quart sauce pan.  Add the
    rice. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
3.  Spray a 12-inch, extra-deep, non-stick skillet with cooking oil spray
    and place over medium heat. Place the pork in the skillet and discard
    the remaining marinade.
4.  Add the carrots; stir and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the pepper and
    onion and continue to stir for 3 minutes more or until the pork is
    cooked through and the vegetables are crisp-tender.
5.  Add in the cooked rice and the remaining 2 tablespoons of the marinade
    and stir for one more minute. Serve immediately.
Serves 4.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories               397.9
Total Fat                 8g
Saturated Fat           1.4g
Unsaturated Fat         3.2g
Trans Fat                 0g
Cholesterol           73.7mg
Sodium                  70mg
Potassium            604.9mg
Protein                28.4g
Carbohydrates          51.9g
Fiber                   2.4g
Sugar                   7.1g
Cook's note: Pork tenderloin is usually sold in vacuum-sealed packages labeled "whole pork tenderloin." This means there are two strips of meat. The average weight of a whole tenderloin is about 2 pounds. This recipe only uses 1 pound of tenderloin, i.e. one strip from the package. We suggest wrapping and freezing the other strip of pork for the future.

Recipe by Alicia Ross, of Desperation Dinners

Zesty Garlic Cheeseburgers
Start to finish: 27 minutes

1 pound extra-lean (96% lean) ground beef
1/3 cup Mrs. Dash ® Zesty Garlic Herb 10-Minute Marinade
4 thin slices (2 ounces total) provolone cheese
4 large tomato slices
4 lettuce leaves
4 multigrain buns
1/4 cup Zippy Aioli (recipe follows)

1.  In a large bowl, add the Mrs. Dash® Zesty Garlic Herb 10-Minute
    Marinade to the ground beef and work through well using a large spoon.
2.  Form 4 equal hamburger patties; cover and place in the refrigerator to
    marinate for 10 minutes.
3.  Meanwhile, prepare the aioli, if desired. (Recipe follows)
4.  Grill the burgers on high heat to desired doneness, about 5 to 6
    minutes on each side for medium. Grill the buns, if desired. In the
    last minute of grilling, cover each hamburger with the cheese. Close
    the grill (if possible) to melt the cheese.
5.  Serve immediately on rolls with lettuce, tomato and Zippy Aioli.
Serves 4.

Zippy Aioli
Start to Finish: less than 2 minutes

1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash ® Zesty Garlic Herb 10-Minute Marinade

1.  In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and marinade. Cover and
    refrigerate until ready to use, up to 2 days.
Makes 5 tablespoons, 4 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving;
Calories                 405
Total Fat                20g
Saturated Fat             7g
Unsaturated Fat           5g
Trans Fat                 1g
Cholesterol             95mg
Sodium                 446mg
Potassium              570mg
Protein                  40g
Carbohydrates            26g
Fiber                     2g
Recipes by Alicia Ross, author of Desperation Dinners

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Ashley Fullman
    CKPR for Mrs. Dash
    312/616-2416
    afullman@ckpr.biz