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Progresso/Michael Chiarello Giveaway and Thanksgiving Tips

by Laura

The chef´s secret is out – panko is in! A longtime secret of Japanese cuisine, panko is now a pantry staple. Use it for creating perfect crispiness in any dish. This October, Lemon Pepper will join the ranks of Progresso´s line of panko bread crumbs, which includes Original and Italian flavors.  You all know how I love panko!
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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.

Chef Michael Chiarello

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. He 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.”

Sweepstakes and Giveaway

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. You’ll 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 www.progressobroth.com for the sweepstakes rules and entry form.

Today I have a gift pack for one lucky reader. It includes one package of Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko and an autographed copy of chef Chiarello´s new cookbook: Michael Chiarello´s Bottega.  This information and giveaway were all given to me from General Mills through MyBlogSpark.
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To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment telling me what type of dish would you create with Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko?  I think it would be perfect to bread any type of fish or even chicken.  You have until Sunday Nov 21 at midnight (MST) to enter.

I also had the opportunity to interview Chef Michael Chiraello this week.  Unfortunately, they had some problems with the audio and you can’t hear me.  However, you can hear all the tips and tricks that Chef Chiraello had to share, with me and all of you.  He really had some great ideas.  So check out the video.  And thanks to Chef Chiraello for taking the time to share your tips with my readers!

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38 comments

Dianne Saia October 23, 2014 - 10:35 pm

I would love the flavor of LemonPepperPanko crumbs on a nice fish, with a side of fresh green beans, a fresh potato side, & some red ripe fresh tomato wedges!
(I love FRESH!, lol!
What’s fresher than lemon flavor?)
Yum!
I’m drooling at the thought!
Can’t wait to try the new panko crumbs!
(aND to check out Michael’s Cookbook!)
ALL fingers & toes crossed, really hoping to win!

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barb bombardir November 22, 2010 - 12:00 am

The lemon pepper panko crumbs would make great zucchini sticks

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Ruth Hill November 20, 2010 - 11:06 pm

I would use it in oven fried fish.

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Becca November 20, 2010 - 6:22 pm

Sounds like it would be delicious to bread tilapia with!

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Jessie November 20, 2010 - 3:12 pm

I would use it to pan fry tilapia. Yummy!!

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susitravl November 20, 2010 - 2:50 pm

I’m sure we would use it on baked fish – and the Crispy Seafood Salad sounds really good!
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cwaltz November 20, 2010 - 12:27 am

Lemon pepper chicken is a meal we enjoy with alfredo noodles.
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barb bombardir November 19, 2010 - 9:58 pm

I would use it on our west coast red snapper

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barb bombardir November 19, 2010 - 9:56 pm

I would use it for our westcoast red snapper

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The Royal Cook November 19, 2010 - 9:38 pm

I think I would put it on Tilapia. Yum!

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Cheryl W. November 19, 2010 - 9:06 pm

I would definitely do a Lemon Pepper Panko Oyster Po’ Boy sandwich.

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kathy steadman November 19, 2010 - 4:29 pm

I think I’d do chicken strips to…but would also like to try it with halibut-as I have a freezer full of that!

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Maureen November 19, 2010 - 4:03 pm

I have been craving shrimp lately so a breaded shrimp on a bed of rice sound wonderful to me.

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Chelsea R November 19, 2010 - 12:47 pm

We aren’t big on fish, so I would do something with chicken.

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Aubrie November 19, 2010 - 12:36 pm

I would love to make chicken with this and put it over some linguine with alfredo sauce!

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Dezi A November 19, 2010 - 12:30 pm

I’d make some kind of chicken. Yum!

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Jane November 19, 2010 - 12:25 pm

I couldn’t think of a recipe right off the top of my head. Maybe the cookbook would have some ideas for me.
Thanks.

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Debbie P November 19, 2010 - 12:20 pm

I’d use the breadcrumbs to coat chicken, and then do side dishes of rice and green beans.

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Terri November 19, 2010 - 11:38 am

I would use them to coat my chicken. Sounds so good!!
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Kim H November 19, 2010 - 11:34 am

I am thinking I would bread some chicken strips in it and bake in the oven. I little twist on a classic at our house

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Shannon F November 19, 2010 - 11:08 am

I’m thinking I would use it on some Baked Chicken for sure, and also try it out as a crunchy yummy topping on some Baked Mac ‘n Cheese!

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Felicia November 19, 2010 - 10:44 am

Lemon Pepper Panko? Great idea! I think it would be delicious with baked fish.

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Rhondi November 19, 2010 - 9:18 am

I love Chef Chiraello! I would make some baked chicken fingers for my kids and some seared crusted filets in Olive Oil for my husband and me.

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Emily November 19, 2010 - 9:03 am

I would use it as the breadcrumbs in my turkey burgers. I think this would give it some great extra flavor.

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Amanda D November 19, 2010 - 8:54 am

I’d use them for chicken fingers too, I think. I’ve never tried them, but would love to try them!

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Amanda D November 19, 2010 - 8:54 am

I’d use them for chicken fingers too, I think. I’ve never tried them, but would love to try them!

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Kim November 19, 2010 - 8:30 am

I’m thinking these would be a fun twist on chicken fingers. I’ve never tried Panko bread crumbs before, now I’ve got to go buy some!

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Kim November 19, 2010 - 8:30 am

I’m thinking these would be a fun twist on chicken fingers. I’ve never tried Panko bread crumbs before, now I’ve got to go buy some!

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Blaire November 19, 2010 - 8:24 am

I think I would have to bread some chicken and serve it with some pasta and a light lemon cream sauce with a salad on the side.

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Blaire November 19, 2010 - 8:24 am

I think I would have to bread some chicken and serve it with some pasta and a light lemon cream sauce with a salad on the side.

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Merideth Tipps November 19, 2010 - 8:10 am

That would be wonderful with a fresh piece of halibut with a side of homemade mashed potatoes and buttered asparagus! Yumm….

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Merideth Tipps November 19, 2010 - 8:10 am

That would be wonderful with a fresh piece of halibut with a side of homemade mashed potatoes and buttered asparagus! Yumm….

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Rebecca November 19, 2010 - 7:20 am

I’m thinking I would make a breaded chicken with fettuccine and a cream sauce to go with it.

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Rebecca November 19, 2010 - 7:20 am

I’m thinking I would make a breaded chicken with fettuccine and a cream sauce to go with it.

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Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen November 19, 2010 - 7:02 am

Thank for including the video Laura. I love the Thanksgiving on Friday Idea. The dish I would use the panko for would be breaded shrimp. Its my favorite.

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Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen November 19, 2010 - 7:02 am

Thank for including the video Laura. I love the Thanksgiving on Friday Idea. The dish I would use the panko for would be breaded shrimp. Its my favorite.

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Amy's Cooking Adventures November 19, 2010 - 6:53 am

Sounds yummy! I would make chicken or maybe some pork chops with a little fresh rosemary with the lemon pepper panko crumbs.

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Amy's Cooking Adventures November 19, 2010 - 6:53 am

Sounds yummy! I would make chicken or maybe some pork chops with a little fresh rosemary with the lemon pepper panko crumbs.

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