Friday, July 31, 2009

30 Minute Marinade...

Duh! I can't believe I haven't posted this simple, last minute, save-your-tail-in-a-pinch MARINADE! It's perfect for the dinner you forgot to plan or the company who said that they were coming for dinner and they are on their way- right now! Super easy with minimal on-hand ingredients!

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 TBSP fresh ginger or use ginger from a jar
1 clove garlic
1 TBSP lemon juice

Put your chicken, fish, or beef in a large ziplock bag, mix your ingredients in a bowl and pour into the bag. Refrigerate (or leave on counter if the temperature is cool enough in the room) for about 30 minutes. (I turn my bag over half way through the 30 minutes). Then BBQ your meat and enjoy!

* These measurements are for about 1.5 - 2 pounds of meat. If you use more meat, double the recipe!

FRESH GINGER TIP!!!! You really can taste the difference between fresh ginger and ginger in a jar- so here's a great tip to making your fresh ginger last for a long time! Buy a piece of ginger in the produce section (looks like a root or piece of tree branch!) and peel it with a carrot peeler. Then put it in a freezer baggie, throw it in the freezer until you come across a recipe, bust it out and use a fine grater on the frozen ginger and Wha-LA! You won't be disappointed!

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