Filipino Dressings & Marinades from Little Rosie’s
Product Review plus Recipe!
The story behind Little Rosie’s Filipino Dressings & Marinades is classic. A love for food and family, mixed cultures, a cute nickname and the “American Dream”. You can read the interesting excerpt from Pam, the woman behind the name “Little Rosie” here … Our Story
What we received
Little Rosie’s graciously sent us 2 of their dressing & marinades to try. As you can see from the picture above, we received the Spicy Filipino and Filipino. For those who may not be familiar with Filipino cuisine, you should be. Filipino food is commonly known to be a blend of Asian and Spanish flavors. Traditional ingredients include soy, garlic and red pepper. All of which are in these dressings & marinades along with oil & vinegar.
What we thought
I used these on both salad as a dressing, marinade for meat and actually I even used a tablespoon in my hot WOK before I added the meat and veggies for stir fry. I figured the dressing is oil based so why not. My motto when cooking is add flavor any place I can.
> As a dressing the flavors are bold, like a vinaigrette and has a great balance. I was worried because it has soy, that it may be too salty but it wasn’t. Actually, they are free of MSG which is great. It is just delicious and I have had salad as a side almost every night since receiving them just because I want to use it. Full nutritional facts can be found here <–
> As a marinade the ingredients work together wonderfully to penetrate the meat and infuse flavor. I was more than happy to try this as a marinade because usually I buy Italian dressing specifically for the purpose of marinading. The Little Rosie’s serves the same purpose, but adds more flavors, especially the Spicy Filipino. If you love spicy like I do, you will love this.
Marinading tip * add marinade to a ziplock freezer bag with your meat before freezing!
As a cooking ingredient like a briefly mentioned above, I used a tablespoon of this in my hot WOK just before stir frying meat and veggies. It is oil based so it served that purpose as well as adding flavor. I also created my own spicy stir fry sauce with it. Recipe below
We loved these. Plain and simple. My only gripe… I have no idea why, but it seems that no matter how loose I put the cover on the bottle, I can NEVER get it off. Something about it. I checked and it is not because it gets sticky. Just odd. I just give that job to hubby, he opens it.
Tip #1 Always shake well before using, as with any oil & vinegar dressing it tends to separate.
Tip #2 A little goes a long way! Keep this in mind when using, especially as a dressing. The cost is reasonable considering the homemade, gourmet flavor and bottle size.
For more information or to purchase your own please visit their website here at Little Rosie’s Dressing & Marinades