Spiedie? What’s That?
The iconic Spiedie is a delicious skewer of marinated meat, grilled to perfection and served on Italian-style bread.
- 2 ½ pounds of boneless chicken breasts or lamb (skinless)
- 1 bottle of Salamida’s State Fair Spiedie Marinade
- 6 slices of Italian bread or substitute with sub rolls
- Salamida’s Italian Gourmet Pinch Seasoning Blend
- Vigorously shake the Salamida’s Spiedie Marinade and pour over your chosen meat.
- Thoroughly mix, ensuring all pieces are coated, cover and let it marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 24 hours.
- Ensure meat is completely soaked in the marinade. Stir occasionally during the marination to enhance flavor infusion.
- Preheat the grill on medium heat. Place the marinated meat on the grill, turning regularly.
- Allow the meat to grill for approximately 10-12 minutes.
- As it grills, season the spiedies with Salamida’s Italian Gourmet Pinch for an added zing.
- Bonus Tip: For an elevated flavor, add some grilled peppers and onions.
Dive in and Relish!
Spiedie Recipe – More about the sandwich & history
The Spiedie sandwich has its roots in the Binghamton area of New York State. The word “spiedie” is derived from the Italian word “spiedino,” which means “skewer.” The concept involves skewered and grilled cubes of marinated meat, which are then served in a roll or between slices of bread.
The Spiedie’s origin can be traced back to Italian immigrants who brought the idea to the Binghamton region in the early 20th century. Originally, the meat used was typically lamb, but over time, other meats like chicken, pork, and beef became popular as well.
Salamida’s specifically, as referred to in the recipe you provided, is a brand associated with the Spiedie marinade. The Salamida State Fair Spiedie Sauce was introduced in 1976 and has since become one of the most recognized Spiedie marinades in the region. The company, Salamida, was founded by Rob Salamida, and the story goes that he started selling Spiedie sandwiches at the New York State Fair, which led to the creation of his bottled marinade.