Sunday, March 27, 2011

National BBQ Association and Vlasic

I guess I've finally decided to believe that my awesome partnership with Vlasic is for real! I'm honored to let you know that Ubon's is working with Vlasic. I've just gotten back from Greenville, South Carolina. If you hear that there's been a shortage of tonic water in SC, well, you have me to blame. I've decided that peer pressure isn't just for teenagers!

Vlasic was a sponsor for the National BBBQ Assn. Conference and I got to attend as their rep. There's a couple of things you need to know: 1. a jar of Vlasic pickles kept in your beer cooler could save the day if the day happens to have been one full of bbq smoke. 2...and this may come as a surprise but there are people who don't like mayonnaise in anything especially in their slaw!

Here's the Pickle Slaw recipe I made to sample this past weekend. Keep in mind that you can always find other recipes at including the much more accurate version of this slaw. As always, I've personalized the recipe to have a Ubon's touch.

Vlasic Pickle Slaw

Open 2 packages of thinly shredded cabbage and pour into a bowl. Season liberally. As always I used Season't up, but you could use some kosher salt, some black pepper, and some seasoned salt. Let this work it's magic while you chop 3 stalks of celery, 3 or 4 green onions and a LOT (I used a jar) of chopped Vlasic Baby Kosher Dills. Pour about a cup of light balsamic vinaigrette (just off the shelf salad dressing.) (and of course I splashed in some Ubon's sauce. Mix together and cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

This particular salad is low carb (according to your salad dressing choice), very crunchy and most important to my Jubon's friends, free from evil mayo.

Now as I mentioned, I also found time to have a few cocktails and "network" (that's what we're going to call it) with friends. I always like to rub elbows with famous folks and this one is top notch! (As if you needed more proof that I'm awesome.) I really enjoyed spending some time hanging out with Chris Lilly from Big Bob Gibson's.

1 comment:

Aaron Schwarz said...

Hi there, my name is Aaron, an official Vlasic rep. You think we’re awesome? What a coincidence- we think you’re awesome! Thanks for posting your recipe for pickle slaw… It sounds great! If want to check out other recipes using Vlasic pickles, you can find them here.