Chilebrown at home

Monday, May 16, 2011


A local entrepreneur Burt Amaral has taken his Portuguese Grandmothers secret meat marinade recipe and bottled it for you and me. It is an all purpose marinade and can be used for chicken, pork, beef and fish. This meat marinade is all natural and boasts;
• No msg
• No sugar
• No carbs
• No preservatives
• No oils or fats

The million dollar question is will something that is so healthy taste good? We soon shall see. Today’s menu will consist of some chicken thighs and pork shoulder steaks that have been marinated in Five Star Meat Marinade for 24 hours and grilled. Today’s grill will also include some asparagus and artichokes. The artichokes were parboiled in salted and lemon infused water. They were then sliced in half and marinated in garlic, olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

  A smoking hot mesquite fire was our fuel to flavor and cook our proteins. The grill grate was given a healthy swab of oil to make sure nothing would stick and produce grill marks. This cook was fast and furious. Smoke was bellowing and sparks were flying while our dinner was grilling. The end result was one good looking platter of grilled meat and vegetables.

This was one tasty meal. I am going to refer you to Peppers and More for the results and the complete review.(Complete Review Here) Burt Amaral has his Five Star Marinade available by mail order. If you are located in the East Bay, Encinal Market in Alameda carries it.

Five Star Meat Marinde


Unknown said...

Thank you for your review! Anyone interested in purchasing my marinade can order from me directly at or at the following locations:

San Leandro -
Porter's Market
Bara's Market
Castro Valley -
Al's Market
Alameda -
Encinal Market
Chestnut Encinal Market
Alamo -
Lawrence's Custom Meats

Burt Amaral

Kailyn said...

Sounds tasty. And Porter's is much closer to me than Encinal Market. In fact I will be driving past there today. Hmmm....

cookiecrumb said...

Sounds good!
My brother went to Encinal High School in Alameda. I don't think it did him any good.

Anonymous said...

Sounds wonderful! I'm sad, because this doesn't appear to be sold in Dallas.

Chilebrown said...

Burt, Good luck with your product. We enjoyed it.

Kailyn, I think Borris will love the leftovers.

cookiecrumb, I thought you could not leave Marin. I remember Encinal having a reputation as a party school a long, long time ago.

Zia, You are going to have to break out the plastic and buy some from Burts website or you can wait till your birthday and I will send you a bottle?

cookiecrumb said...

I am not a native Marinian. I was born in Oakland.

Anonymous said...

You know, my birthday is a long way off (and I try not to think about it). Gonna have to go plastic!

Greg said...

Sweet! I know the term "mixed grill" does not get used much around here.By my definition you are the master of mixed grill.

Chilebrown said...

Greg, Thanks! Grilling vegetables brings out the sweetness for sure. Might as well use up that grill space.