Thursday, November 11, 2010

Chef Michael Chiarello and Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko‏: MyBlogSpark Review and Giveaway

The chef´s secret is out - panko is in! A longtime secret of Japanese cuisine, panko is now a pantry staple for creating perfect crispiness in any dish.

Whether frying, baking or broiling, this culinary superstar adds a flavorful crunch to create simple, savory recipes. Made from the soft, tender centers of the bread, Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko combines the perfect crunch with effortless flavor to give any dish that extra punch. The large, flaky crumb has a coarser texture than traditional bread crumbs, delivering a lighter, crunchier coating or topping.

A chef known for his emphasis on creating delicious dishes with fresh, premium ingredients, Chef Michael Chiarello uses panko as his go-to bread crumb for a crunch that won´t quit. An Emmy-award winning TV chef and cookbook author, Chef Chiarello is the tastemaker behind Bottega Napa Valley Restaurant, NapaStyle and Chiarello Family Vineyards, and appears on The Cooking Channel and Top Chef Masters only on Bravo.

Chef Chiarello is helping cooks everywhere use Progresso´s panko to make flavorful, flawless recipes including Crispy Seafood Salad, Mama Chiarello's Stuffed Eggplant and Turkey Scallopini and Squash Ravioli with Cranberry Brown Butter.
Visit the Progresso website for additional recipes, tips for cooking with panko, video and a coupon for $1 off any panko flavor.

"Panko has been a major part of some of my best crunchy dishes for years," says Chef Chiarello. "It´s exciting to bring those dishes home, where some of the best dining memories are made. To me that´s what cooking is all about - sharing meals with your friends and family, and the memories you get to keep for a lifetime."

Additionally, be sure to check out the Progresso's Wine & Dine with Chef Michael Chiarello Sweepstakes. Now through December 31st, participants can enter for the chance to win a trip for two to Napa Valley to attend the Spring Bud Break Party, an annual dinner and wine tasting event taking place on May 7, 2011. In addition to two tickets to the party, the grand prize also includes roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations. Visit for the sweepstakes rules and entry form.

We received a gift pack including one package of Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko and an autographed copy of chef Chiarello´s new cookbook: Michael Chiarello´s Bottega. This book is beautiful and full of wonderful recipes, stories and photos.

For lunch I tested out making Lemon Pepper Panko coated chicken breast pieces and thought roasted Lemon Pepper Panko coated cauliflower sounded good. For the cauliflower, I seasoned it with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder. Then I sprinkled on the panko. Roasted in a 425' oven for 40 minutes. I loved the cauliflower, I'll be doing that for dinner tonight also.

One "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" reader will win a Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko and Chef Chiarello's Cookbook prize pack also!

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56 Lovely Comments:

Jacob And Angie Ward said...

I would try the cauliflower you were talking about because it sounds great!

Dina said...

I love cauliflower, so I would shamelessly copy your recipe! OK, I'll also use it to make tilapia - the family loves sea food. aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

Lesley said...

Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko would be awesome with a white fish. I'm drooling thinking about it!

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Heather said...

I would love to use the lemon pepper panko on any baked fish. It would be delicious on tilapia, catfish, or salmon.

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Tamara B. said...

I owuld make some delicious crab cakes with this.

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janetfaye said...

I would make baked Fish or Potato Cakes.

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susitravl said...

I would love to try these Panko Crumbs on some baked fish.


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Im sure any of his recipes are delish - but I would like to make a Lemon Pepper Crispy Asparagus.

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Ashley said...

I would do something with chicken or fish in the oven!
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Anonymous said...

I would try it with baked chicken and rice.

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