Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Best Marinade

From the kitchen of Floyd Teter, BBQ King

This marinade is amazing if you like a little Mediterranean flavor. Works great with poultry, seafood, pork and veggies. I also use it for basting seafood.

1. Combine 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of hot pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon of black pepper and 1 teaspoon of kosher or sea salt in a non-metallic bowl.

2. Whisk until the salt crystals dissolve.

3. Add 8 strips of lemon zest, 1/2 cup of chopped parsley, 1/2 cup of fresh basil, 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil, and (optionally) 3 small cloves of garlic (minced or crush with the side of a knife).

4. Stir or whisk ingredients for at least 30 seconds.

5. Let whatever you're cooking soak in this marinade anywhere from 6 to 12 hours.

The amounts here will yield about 2 cups of marinade. The key to this marinade is the freshness - you'll need to use it within an hour or so of making it. If it sits for any amount of time, stir it again before using it.

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