Archive for the ‘Marinade’ Category

1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 large garlic cloves crushed
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
3/4 crushed red pepper flakes

Stir teriyaki into peanut butter. Add garlic, lime rind and red pepper flakes. Mix well and marinade chicken or shrimp in it.


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Citrus Pesto

3 cups of basil

½ cup of pine nuts, toasted

2 cloves of garlic

1 lemon, zested and juiced

1 orange zested and juiced

½ teaspoons of salt

½ teaspoons black pepper

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 cup grated Parmesan


Blend the basil, pine nuts, garlic, zests juices, salt and pepper in a food processor until the mixture is finely chopped.  With the machine running gradually add the olive oil until the mixture is smooth and creamy.  Transfer to a bowl and stir in the Parmesan. 

To be honest, I actually use a blender instead of a food processor.  My blender is smaller and easier to get down. 

This pasta can be used to marinade chicken, toss over pasta, or to make a fantastic grilled mozzarella cheese sandwich. 

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  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, pure(not pancake syrup)
  • 3 tablespoons stone ground dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2  lemons, zest of, grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Mix all the ingredients together to marinade 2-24 hours.

    Bake at 350 uncovered for 35 minutes (or until chicken is cooked).

    *Don’t use a large casserole dish as sauce spreads thin out and will burn.

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    1/2 cup lemon juice
    1/3 cup Dijon mustard
    2 tsp basil
    1 tsp Italian seasoning
    2 tsp lemon zest
    salt and pepper to taste
    4 chicken breast halves, skinned

    Mix together lemon juice, Dijon mustard and spices in a bowl. Pour over chicken in a shallow baking dish and turn to coat. Marinate in refrigerator covered for 2–4 hours. Grill or broil.

    Nutritional information: 300 calories, 7 grams fat, 4 grams carbohydrate, 54 grams protein.

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    Asian Chicken Marinade

    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 1/2 cup slicked scallions
    • 1/2 tea red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 tea kosher salt
    • 1 quart vegetable broth
    • 1/2 cup mirin
    • 1/4 cup soy sauce
    • 4 tea sesame oil

    Combine all ingredients together.  Marinade chicken in this liquid over night, then grill.  Or bring all ingredients to a boil and cook shrimp in them. 

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