Marinades can take the toughest cuts of meat and make them fit for a king. Here are some of our faves.
Basic fajita marinade
1/3 cup oil (use whatever mild you like- canola, coconut, vegetable)
1/3 cup lime juice (fresh is best but it is not super important here and you can use bottled)
Healthy glug of Worcestershire sauce (buy the name brand here- it costs more, but you use a lot less for the same flavor)
Very liberal sprinkling of Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle or Fiesta Lime seasoning blend
Lime zest (optional- as much or as little as you like- gives a real zip)
That's it. Mix it right in the container you use to marinate- we recommend Ziploc bags for even marinating and easy clean up.
Asian style marinade
1/4 cup each soy and teriyaki sauce
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp fresh ginger
Mix well, marinate poultry, seafood, etc. for minimum of 2 hours before cooking as desired.
Ginger Lime Marinade
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 Tbsp oil (veggie, safflower, etc- don't use olive)
3 Tbsp honey
Zest and juice of 2 limes
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 heaping Tbsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp dried mint, crushed (more if using fresh mint)
Mix well, marinate poultry, seafood, etc. for minimum of 2 hours before cooking as desired
Latino style marinade
1/2 cup olive oil
Zest & juice of 2 limes (we like a strong citrus flavor, leave out part or all of the zest if you prefer it to be more subtle)
1 or more Tbsp taco seasonings (when it tastes good to you, it's perfect)
Mix well, marinate poultry, meat, etc for minimum of 2 hours before cooking as desired.