Recipe Idea: Herb Citrus Marinade
Hi. Don here, letting you in on a little secret about Herb Citrus Marinade. Our usual method of marinating meat for grilling or roasting is to grab a bottle of Teriyaki sauce, Soy sauce or other such prepared marinade and slosh it over the meat.
Today is different. A less hectic pace on a chilly, rainy, spring day allowed for ample time to experiment. So from the bookshelf came several cookbooks with interesting enough marinades but I was feeling more creative. An idea from here, an idea from there, and grabbing the scissors, braving the rain, it was off to the herb garden for some cilantro and thyme. Then to the pantry for the rest of it. Using my ever present Joy of Cooking (one of my favorites) as a guide, I came up with this delightfully light and citrusy marinade, Herb Citrus Marinade.
I used it on a pork tenderloin to create Herb Citrus Pork Tenders. It would be equally good on chicken or fish. Try it and see what you think. Then comment below!
Read on for recipe and nutrition…
- ½ C fresh cilantro leaves
- ¼ C fresh thyme leaves
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 bay leaf
- ½ C olive oil
- 3 T lemon juice
- 3 T dry red wine
- Fresh ground pepper and salt to taste
- Place all ingredients in a small food processor and run until well blended.
- Pour over meat or poultry and marinade for six hours or so.
- Also will keep well in a tightly closed container in the refrigerator for a week.
- Bring to room temperature and shake vigorously to blend before pouring over the meat or poultry.