Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Over 19 years of grilling goodness...

This is pretty much my all time favorite marinade recipe. I love it because it works with just about ever kind of meat, with the exception of fish. And it is like meat candy...ok, maybe that sound gross, but I promise it isn't. It is sooooo good.

I'll never forget the first time I had this marinade. My sister made it for me when I was staying with her the summer after she got married, almost 19 years ago. Oh my gosh!! I just realized...if I'm doing the math right...my sister will have been married 20 years this October. Are we really that old?! Or I should say...is she really that old? Either way...I'm only 2 years behind her...in age that is. I will have been married only 3 years this June. I guess you could say our lives have been on very different tracks.

But my sister is an amazing cook. Cooking has always been something we've shared and both loved. Maybe one of these days I'll convince her to join me in blogging and share all her talents, tricks, tips and recipes with the world. One day...maybe...

(Recipe from Jen Uibel)

½ cup oil
½ cup Teriyaki
½ cup honey
2 tablespoons minced onions
2 clove garlic
½ teaspoon ground ginger or 2 tsp. fresh minced ginger root

1. Mix together all the marinade ingredients in a large zip lock bag.
2. Add meat of choice (about 4-6 chicken breasts, turkey fillets, steaks or pork chops).
3. Allow meat to marinate in the refrigerator at least four hours or overnight, turning and squishing bag as many times as possible.
4. Remove meat from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before you plan to grill. (Meat always grills or cooks better when starting at room temperature.)
5. Grill away!

*Because of the honey in this marinate, you will get pretty good char marks. Don't worry if it looks a little burnt on the outside. If grilled properly it will be nice and juice on the inside and taste like candy goodness on the outside.

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Brooke said...

MMMM! That looks great! Especially those French Fries. How do you get them to look so perfect? YOU should share that tip/secret with us! :)

Mindika said...

Brooke...my secret is simple, Ore-ida! I do make my own fries sometimes, but I cheat every now and then...shhhh don't tell. :) Every now and then you just don't have time and you need something fast.

katielayne said...

Mindi, i had no idea that meat cooked better at room temp.!!! I will try that next time. ALways looking for a good marinade.!! Thanks!!!


Kit Nordfelt said...

Thanks for inviting me over for my favorite meal.

Heather said...

We just barbecued and it was amazing. I ate it even though I was sick and then threw it up. BUT that was cause of me not the recipe. It was delicious and my boys wanted more.

ificould said...

Okay, I have to tell you how much I love this marinade! We had this tonight and it was fabulous!! I just posted a link on my blog: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/04/grilled-teriyaki-chicken.html

Thanks for another great recipe!

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