Chef Julius’s Chilean Seafood Chowder Includes Slatherin’ Sauce

Smoke On The Water – 1st Annual BBQ Cook Off Invitational

Smoke-on-the-Water-BBQ Competition

Smoke on the Water is being held by the South Carolina Specialty Food Association. The first part of the event is the Friday night “Wing Fling” which takes place Friday, September 21 beginning at 6pm at 302 Artisans. 302 Artisans which is first exclusive South Carolina Specialty Food Association (SCSFA) store in the state where all food and beverage items sold are products of SCSFA members.  302 Artisans is also the event host. Whole Foods Market is donating 5,000 wings to all of the teams competing in the cook off. Slather Brand Foods is in the competition and we will be Slatherin’ some wings Friday night. We will also be competing in the BBQ competition on Saturday morning.

To all our Slather It On friends in the Columbia, South Carolina area, do come on out and say hello and enjoy some great BBQ.

Encore Magazine Promotes the Cape Fear Wildlife Foundation Wild Game and Seafood Banquet

A few weeks ago I shared my excitement at being invited to participate in the upcoming Cape Fear Wildlife Foundation Wild Game and Seafood Banquet. The event is Saturday, 15 September in Wilmington, North Carolina. Encore Magazine in Wilmington has written a great piece sharing additional insights into the event. If you are in the coastal North Carolina area or in the Grand Strand, this will be a fun, and beneficial event. I hope you will attend.

Shea Carver of Encore wrote:

Robin Rhea of Slather Brand Foods will be in attendance from Charleston S.C., with her famed shrimp and grits, which include pimiento cheese and Spicy Slatherin’ Sauce. “This dish reflects both my deep Southern and coastal heritage and is one that we love sharing with others,” Rhea says. “The rich grits with the pimiento cheese is topped with delicious sweet shrimp that have been slathered in sauce that caramelizes and provides a flavor profile of sweet heat.”

Will I see you this coming Saturday at the Banquet? I hope so!

Tickets can be purchased by e-mailing [email protected] or calling910-795-0292 or 843-902-6532.

Slatherin’ Sauce in Berlin with SUSTA

In June 2012, Berliners had a chance to buy many Southern gourmet products. Slatherin’ Sauce was right there in the middle of it all. The promotion was at KaDeWe Department store in Berlin.

We’re grateful to the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) for promoting Southern made goods in Germany.

Slatherin’ Sauce on the shelves. Can you spot us? We’re on the upper shelves. Click the thumbnails for a closer view.

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Cape Fear Wildlife Foundation Wild Game & Seafood Banquet


I’m a country girl at heart. I grew up on John’s Island. Our family dined on what was hunted or fished from the waters and woods around the island. So, supporting organizations that nurture the wild places where game and fish are native is important to me. That’s why I’ve been involved with the Cape Fear Wildlife Foundation’s first Wild Game and Seafood Banquet. As a featured chef at this event. I’ll be preparing our Carolina Pimento Cheese Grits and Slathered Shrimp.

I have been working with their planning committee in designing the menu. In addition to the shrimp and grits, there will be other Slathered including Slathered Venison Meatballs. Slatherin’ Sauce will also be available for the Grilled Venison Bratwurst and Wild Boar Sliders. Rattlesnake Chili however will not Slathered…I am uncomfortable with anything that slithers being Slathered.

I’ve been told that tickets are expected to sell out quickly. If you want tickets, contact:

W C Lanier at
910-795-0292 or 843-902-6532.

Hope to see you all there!

Robin Rhea Interviewed on Blog Talk Radio

I was recently privileged to be a guest on Blog Talk Radio’s BBQSuperStars.

I was able to share our story on this popular talk show. If you want to learn how we’ve grown and earned our customers, please give a listen. My interview begins at the 9:05 minute mark.

Listen to internet radio with BBQSuperStars on Blog Talk Radio

Thanks to each and every one of our customers and friends who’ve helped us grow and earn the accolades we’ve gained.

Supporting Our Friends

We all get by with a little help from our friends. That includes Slather Brand Foods. We extend a feeling of friendship to each and every one of our customers. Your support has helped us grow solidly over the past three years.

Get By With A Little Help From My Friends Video via YouTube

Growing our business

We have a chance to grow some more. What’s happening? We’re headed to Charleston’s Costco this weekend for the Costco Road Show to demo Slatherin’ Sauce. We hope you’ll come out either Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday for the event. If we reach our goal, Slatherin’ Sauce will be sold in Costco. So, please plan to turn out this weekend for great deals.

Helping our friends

Charleston has many super food entrepreneurs. We’re lucky to partner with a number of them in promoting each other’s products. This weekend we’ll be partnered with Charleston Pickle Company and offering tastes of Slatherin’ Sauce at their Pickle Party in Columbia, SC. Get more details about this local food products event at the Devine Street Piggly Wiggly.

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Judith Moore of the Charleston Cookie Company is also a long time friend and maker of some of the most scrumptious cookies ever. She’s a competitor in the competition sponsored by Chase.  The competition according to Chase allows you to, “Vote for your favorite small businesses in your community. Each business needs at least 250 votes to be considered for a $250,000 grant. Eligible small business applicants will then be judged by a panel of business experts.” With our votes, Judith has the chance to win a grant of $250,000. We ask that you go vote for her. Follow the link , type in Charleston Cookie Company, click “Search”, then “Vote” for Charleston Cookie Company. Click the image below to go vote.

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Slather Brand Foods to Participate in Gluten Free Raleigh Expo

Since our founding, Slather Brand Foods have been gluten free. We understand the challenge that people living gluten free have and heartily endorse the ability of everyone to find high-quality foods which allow them to enjoy cooking and eating tasty meals.

We’ve been invited to participate in the upcoming Expo in Raleigh and are looking forward to being there August 12th, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. at The Cobblestone Hall from 2:30-6:30 pm.

Event founder Nikki Everett says,

In 2008, we began the journey of getting my daughter diagnosed with celiac. She did not react very well to the prospect of having to quit eating most of the foods she loved and began to feel very isolated from friends, angry at gluten (the enemy) and anyone who ate gluten around her. So I decided to start a children’s support group where they could be “normal” together and chartered R.O.C.K.(Raising Our Celiac Kids) Charlotte N.C. Chapter in Jan. 2009.

I heard about large Gluten/Allergen Free Events across the country and thought it would be great to bring one to Charlotte. My goal was to research products that were superior in quality, so gluten/allergen free didn’t have to taste inferior any more. After several successful events and a lot of awareness, the options are growing. However, there is still a lacking of availability in some locations or accessibility due to schedule of daily life.

Nikki’s founding of the Gluten / Allergen Free Events has helped far more people than her daughter. We’re really looking forward to meeting new friends in Raleigh.

Of course, we’ll be offering tastes of our Original Slatherin’ Sauce and Spicy as well as sharing great recipes for Slatherin’ Sauce.


Whole Foods Charleston Great Grillin’ Deal


Look at all that Slatherin’ Sauce just in time for grilling!

On your marks (grill marks that is), get set, GO! To Whole Foods for a limited time super summer deal on Slatherin’ Sauce.

Slatherin’ Sauce is the best grilling, finishing glazing sauce so say many professional chefs, home chefs and grillmasters.

With this special, you can Slather It On just about anything from vegetables to ribs. Need a new recipe? We’ve got that covered and Whole Foods has you covered with this great deal.

2 for $10

2 Bottles of Slatherin’ Sauce for $10

$3.98 Savings!

Charleston’s Whole Foods is all stocked up and ready for you.

Joe Barbieri from Met Foods Says “Sizzle up your grill skills”

We were delighted by the endorsement Joe Barbieri gave to of Slatherin’ Sauce during his appearance on NY1. Joe is with Met Foods, a purveyor of groceries all across the greater Manhattan and New York City area.

Joe tells viewers how they can Slather ribs and other foods. He says,

“Anything could be marinated with the Slatherin’ Sauce. That’s a sauce that came from ‘Down South’ it’s only up here maybe a year or two. You can do anything with it because it’s a honey based sauce so it caramelizes nice.”

Joe, we just love how you said it’s a great sauce that came from “Down South”—especially when you say it with your New York accent.

Click on the image below to view the video and get some great gill tips and recipes for your summer.

NY 1 Joe Barbieri Met Foods Talking About Grilling

Chef Julius’s Chilean Seafood Chowder Includes Slatherin’ Sauce

Over the last three years, Slatherin’ Sauce has captured the culinary imaginations of numerous chefs. Chef Julius is one of the chefs who consistently develops interesting and super creative ideas incorporating Slatherin’ Sauce. His recent participation in the 2nd Annual Chowdah Fest earned his chowder recipe accolades and the recognition as the Fan Favorite. The Chowdah Fest is an annual event which according to the event’s Facebook page brings together:

Chicago chefs …for the ultimate chowder battle!
{And… for a great cause, to raise funds for the Sea Scouts youth sailing program}

Thank you Chef Julius for including Slatherin’ Sauce in your chowder. With your permission, we’re sharing the recipe for your Chilean Seafood Chowder with Merken.


 Chef Julius’ Chilean Seafood Chowder with Merken

4-6 cups of Mushroom Stock
1 can of Nurture Foods Garbanzo Beans (drained)
4 medium shallots (diced)
1 leek (thinly sliced- white and light green part only)
3 oz sun-dried tomatoes (thinly sliced)
¼ cup roasted garlic
2Tb Local Folks Foods Stone Ground Mustard
3Tb Chilean Olive Oil
½ cup tomato puree
3oz Slather Brand Foods Slatherin’ Sauce
½ cup Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce
½ cup Chilean Sauvignon Blanc wine
1 cup heavy cream
2Tb Sabor Rojo chile merken
3oz Epicurean Gourmet Porcini Sage Butter
8 oz Chilean Sea bass (cut into 1in pieces)
4oz Pollock
4oz Turbot
4oz Cod
8-10oz Little Neck Sea Clams (drained)
3oz Razor Clams (chopped)
1TB Lavender honey
Chef Julius’ Salt and Pepper to taste


In a large stock pot or Dutch oven, bring the mushroom stock to a low boil.

In a sauté pan on medium heat, add 2TB olive oil (1min), shallots (2min), leeks, sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic, 1tsp merken and sauté 3-5min

Add the mix to the mushroom stock. Return the pan to the heat. Add the additional olive oil.

Add the cod and sea bass to the oil, season w/ salt & pepper. Only sauté for 1-2min. Add the mix to the stock pot.

Increase heat on stock pot to med-high.  Add tomato puree, Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce, mustard, wine, merken, Pollock, garbanzo beans and turbot.

Cook at this level for 15-20min. Lower heat back to medium, add clams, 1tsp salt, 1 TB pepper. Cook at this level for 20min.

Next add cream and Porcini Sage butter (be sure butter is cold), honey and Slather Sauce. Let cook on low for 30-45min. Salt and pepper to taste…serve hot & ENJOY!

For vegetarian version, simply remove the fish