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Jun 24, 2009 07:20 AM

Help! Will hubby ruin lamb with this marinade?

While watching a cooking show last night, DH announced that he wants to make marinated and grilled lamb kebobs this weekend. We are kebob virgins! The shocker is that he wants to use Good Seasons Garlic and Herb salad dressing seasoning mix in some kind of marinade. I have no idea where he came up with this concept.

Have you ever used Good Seasons as a marinade for lamb? Do you like it? What other marinades do you like? Are there bottled varieties that are terrific for flavors and convenience? What about a yogurt marinade?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. A garlic and herb vinaigrette is delectable on lamb to be grilled. Too bad your hubby wants to use a dry mix (with all sorts of stabilizers, additives, etc). He should just smash up some garlic and your favorite herbs (I like tarragon on lamb) and add it to an olive oil-vinegar mixture.

    Re: yogurt marinades: cookbooks covering the cuisine of India should have recipes. Grilling yogurt-marinated lamb is tricky, however; if you're a "kebob virgin" try marinating overnight with vinaigrette as a start and then move up from there.

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    1. re: shaogo

      Agree with shaogo - garlic and herbs with vinegar and white wine would be a better way to go vs. the Good Seasons dressing mix.

      Perhaps this blog with recipe and pictures will help convince him: It has the herb/garlic marinade, with a garlic-yogurt sauce, as shaogo suggested.

    2. marinating meat in salad dressing is the kind of thing guys talk about in the locker room at the gym. i don't know why. i do know, though, that the really thin guys don't want to hear my ideas about what makes a meal good.

      1. He won't ruin it with the Good Seasons, but it'll be sweeter and saltier than I'd prefer. That being said, I'm not a big fan of marinating good meat in the first place. If I want to flavor meat with herbs, garlic and other things, I prefer a sauce on the side.

        1. No it won't be ruined. My husband swears by this marinade. This is his favorite for chicken, and before we were married, he used it weekly. He love to grill, and would use it for pork, steak, but mostly chicken. He's made it for me before, and since I love it when anyone cooks for me, I have to say it was pretty good. I can see it being on lamb, and the only thing I might add, is fresh garlic chopped really fine, or smashed with a little salt and olive oil. I think there are quiute a few people that use the season packet for marinades. Perhaps use red wine vinegar if you can talk him into it.