Monday, May 4, 2009

Lemon-Cilantro Marinade

We used this on some chicken the other night that we grilled. Everyone loved it. For my kids, it was worth the step of putting the whole batch in a food processor so that the cilantro pieces got really small. If I just chop it, they see little green leaves on their meat and try to wipe them off.

1/2 c. olive oil
1/2 c. lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
5-6 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 bunch cilantro, washed and loosely chopped (if you don't want to use a food processor, chop it finely)

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process briefly so that cilantro pieces are teeny-tiny.
  2. Place chicken and marinade in a large plastic bag and marinate for several hours.
  3. Grill chicken.
  4. Yummy!

1 comment:

  1. Here is a great compliment to the marinade for a salad.


    Spicy Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

    ½ Tablespoon fresh cilantro—minced
    1-2 cloves of garlic—minced
    1 shallot—minced
    1 Tablespoon Chinese chili paste
    ¼ cup sugar
    1 lime freshly squeezed (2 TBSP)
    2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
    ½ cup vegetable oil

    Whisk all ingredients together and enjoy.


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