August 25, 2012

Easy marinade recipe, perfect for grilling seafood on the BBQ

Okay so over the past few years, I've came up with different marinades both for meat and seafood. They were usually created randomly, with no recipe and using whatever was left in the fridge.

My 3 "must haves" for a perfect marinade: Acid (lemon, lime), an oil (usually EVOO) and spices. The rest depends on your taste! Options for a yummy marinade include: honey, BBQ sauce, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, garlic, cilantro, avocado oil etc.

The other day, I was craving seafood and when I looked in my fridge, I had EVERYTHING I needed for the perfect marinade!! This doesn't happen often at all so let me share this easy recipe with you guys. Hopefully, you will have all of these ingredients but if you don't, you can remix this recipe.

-1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
-1 tablespoon mustard
-1 tablespoon of champagne vinegar (optional, but makes a BIG difference)
-The juice of 1/2 a lime
-1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
-1 tablespoon of your favorite herbs: I like to use a mix of fresh flat leave Italian parley and basil
-1 garlic clove, minced very very very thinly
-Spices of your choice: I used salt and freshly grounded pepper


Whip everything together. 

If you want to
marinate seafood, add it in the mix, cover and refrigerate for a maximum of 30 minutes before cooking.

You can marinate your meats from 1h to 24h. The longer you marinate your meat, the better.

Last Thursday, I used this marinade on a fresh tilapia filet and fresh gigantic scallops before grilling everything on the BBQ: It was YUM-MY!. I served it with an easy avocado salad! Check out the easy recipe on Pinterest & don't forget to follow me there, too!

Just looking at this picture makes me hungry smh



1 comment:

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