Skip to main content

Sponsored Content

Mix Up Your Grilling Fare

Jul 04, 2016 03:32AM ● Published by Family Features

(Family Features) Tired of the same burgers and hot dogs at every cookout? Elevate your typical grilling fare by preparing a crowd-pleasing mixed grill, or parrillada mixta, inspired by the bold flavors of Latin America.

Simply marinate tender cuts of steak, chicken and shrimp overnight and fire up the grill the next day to create a juicy, tantalizing spread that’s perfect for sharing. Whether your family and friends prefer smoky steaks or sweet, charred shrimp, there’s something for everyone.

To take your spread to the next level, follow these tips from chef Johnny Hernandez and the makers of Tabasco Sauce:

  • Cook over a wood flame to add a richer, smokier flavor to grilled meats.
  • Marinate proteins to ensure flavors are properly and evenly incorporated.
  • Create high- and low-heat zones on the grill to control and ensure even cooking for different types of meats and vegetables.
  • Baste with extra Tabasco Sauce while grilling to give meats and vegetables an added flavor boost.

Find more expert grilling tips and flavorful recipes at Tabasco.com.

Parrillada Mixta with Garlic and Sweet Chipotle Marinades 
Recipe courtesy of chef Johnny Hernandez of La Gloria, The Fruteria and El Machito, San Antonio, Texas 
Servings: 6-8

Garlic Chipotle Marinated Steak

  • 14     garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1       medium white onion, quartered
  • 1 1/2 cups light Mexican beer
  • 3/4    cup olive oil 
  • 1       tablespoon coarse black pepper 
  • 4       tablespoons Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • 1       teaspoon salt 
  • 2       flank steaks (1 pound each)
Sweet Chipotle Marinated Chicken and Shrimp
  • 8       garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1       red bell pepper, deseeded and stemmed 
  • 1       small white onion 
  • 1       teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1       teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 8       tablespoons olive oil 
  • 8       tablespoons agave syrup
  • 4       tablespoons fresh lime juice 
  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice 
  • 1 1/4 cups cold water 
  • 4       tablespoons Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • salt, to taste 
  • 4-6   boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2       pounds extra-large shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails on 
  1. For Garlic Chipotle Marinade: In a blender, puree garlic, onion, beer, olive oil and black pepper. Transfer puree to large mixing bowl; add Tabasco Chipotle Sauce and salt, as desired. Marinate steak in mixture for at least six hours.
  2. For Sweet Chipotle Marinade: In a blender, puree garlic, red bell pepper, onion, cinnamon, paprika, olive oil, agave syrup, lime juice, orange juice, water, chipotle sauce and salt, then divide marinade over chicken and shrimp in separate sealed plastic bags. Allow shrimp to marinate in mixture for eight hours and chicken breasts for 24 hours.
  3. Remove steak, shrimp and chicken from marinade and set aside. Heat grill to medium-high heat. Brush off excess marinade and grill chicken then steak and shrimp to desired doneness.

Serving Suggestion: Place steak, shrimp and chicken on large platter and serve with traditional side items such as fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, grilled onions, fresh limes and fresh corn tortillas. 

Sponsored by Tabasco

Family Features Family Features Food
  • Christmas Light Spectacular

    12/22/2017
    12:00AM

    We're going all out this year on decorations thanks to our friends at iPANiC Escape Rooms. Bourbo...


  • Moms Connect

    12/22/2017
    09:00AM — 10:15AM

    St. John Lutheran Church at 7214 South Cass Avenue in Darien, IL will sponsor a new Bible-based s...


  • Massage Envy – LaGrange has launched a new Total Body Stretch Service, a customizable 30 or 60-m...


  • Massage Envy – LaGrange has launched a new Total Body Stretch Service, a customizable 30 or 60-m...


  • Massage Envy – Glen Ellyn has launched a new Total Body Stretch Service, a customizable 30 or 60-...


  • Illumination

    12/22/2017
    04:30PM — 08:30PM

    Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum brings light and nature together for a winterti...


  • Comedy at Zanies

    12/22/2017
    08:00PM

    See nationally known comics along with some of the country’s hottest new talents for a night full...


  • Live Entertainment: DJ

    12/22/2017
    09:00PM — 11:55PM

    Join us on historic Bourbon Street in Jambalaya at Pheasant Run Resort every Friday for live ente...


  • Christmas Light Spectacular

    12/23/2017
    12:00AM

    We're going all out this year on decorations thanks to our friends at iPANiC Escape Rooms. Bourbo...


  • Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic in Lisle

    12/23/2017
    09:00AM — 01:00PM

    Every Saturday from 9:00AM-1:00PM the Pet Well Clinic in Lisle offers affordable vaccines, microc...


  • Massage Envy – LaGrange has launched a new Total Body Stretch Service, a customizable 30 or 60-m...


  • Massage Envy – Glen Ellyn has launched a new Total Body Stretch Service, a customizable 30 or 60-...


  • Massage Envy – LaGrange has launched a new Total Body Stretch Service, a customizable 30 or 60-m...


  • Illumination

    12/23/2017
    04:30PM — 08:30PM

    Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum brings light and nature together for a winterti...


  • Comedy at Zanies

    12/23/2017
    07:30PM

    See nationally known comics along with some of the country’s hottest new talents for a night full...


  • Live Music

    12/23/2017
    09:00PM — 11:55PM

    Join us on historic Bourbon Street in Jambalaya at Pheasant Run Resort for live bands every Satur...


  • Comedy at Zanies

    12/23/2017
    09:45PM

    See nationally known comics along with some of the country’s hottest new talents for a night full...


Neighbors Magazines
Neighbors Magazines, 28 South Water Street, Batavia, IL 60510, 630-995-3482, www.welcometoneighbors.com
Contact us