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Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

May 30, 2015

I’ve become a label reader. There. I said it. It’s out in the open now. I feel a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. Honestly, I think I’ve been a label reader most of my life. Working as a nurse, there were any number of labels to read with every patient. Some labels got read more than once, like those on medications. In recent times, more of us have become label conscious to know what’s in our food, and we almost need a chemistry degree to understand what we’re putting into our bodies.

Labels come in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials, and prints. Today I was copying a recipe from the Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce label and decided to blog on it. (It almost sounds like I’m getting desperate for material.) The Lea & Perrins label has a story: The Famous Paper Wrap In 1837, Lea & Perrins first began exporting Worcestershire Sauce around the world by boat. The lengthy and often rough sea voyages caused some of the bottle to break. The practice of wrapping each bottle in a paper wrap was devised to protect the bottles and prevent damage during transit. Although no longer technically necessary, the custom has endured, and the paper wrap has come to symbolize the rich heritage and premium quality of Lea & Perrins.
They also included a story about their product – Since 1835, Lea & Perrins has been the one truly authentic brand of Worcestershire Sauce. Aged in wooden casks, Lea & Perrins uses only the finest ingredients sourced from around the world to produce a flavor unmatched for over 170 years.
I love their sauce and have used it most of my life. I just wish ‘Worcestershire’ were easier to spell. I’m including a couple recipes from their label: For more recipes, visit: I have not tried the marinade, but it is good in the burgers. Also, I add a bit of water and bread crumbs to my burgers to keep them moist.

Steak Marinade
1/2 cup Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
3 Tbs olive or vegetable oil
3 Tbs Heinz Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
Combine ingredients and refrigerate in large, shallow non-aluminum baking dish or plastic bag. Pour marinade over steak, turn to coat and marinate in fridge for 30 minutes.
Remove steak and discard marinade.
Grill or broil to desired doneness, brushing frequently with extra Lea & Perrins sauce

Burger Booster
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp gr black pepper
Combine all ingredients in medium bowl, mix and shape into 4 patties
Grill or broil to desired doneness

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