This marinade is an excellent flavor booster for chicken or fish in Mexican or Southwestern dishes.
Things You'll Need
- 1/2 c. tequila
- 1/4 c. fresh lime juice
- zest from 1 lime
- 1 fresh ripe jalapeño chile (the red one) - minced
- 2 stalks green onion - minced
- 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/3 c. corn oil
- Basting Brushes
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Mixing Bowls
- Wooden Spoons
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups
Mix all the ingredients together.
Let the mixture sit, preferably overnight, but at least for 2 to 3 hours.
Shake the mixture well, then reserve 1/2 c. to use as a baste.
Marinate white meats such as chicken or pork for up to 2 hours. Fish and shellfish should marinate for 45 minutes. Shake the food often while it marinates.
When grilling marinated food, use reserved marinade as a baste during the second half of cooking.
Discard used marinade when you start cooking.
Tips & Warnings
- This marinade packs a kick, so be sure to use it carefully. It's best when made a day ahead, so the fresh jalapeño has a chance to blend in.
- Be sure to follow the marinating time recommendations carefully.
- Since this recipe contains alcohol, be wary of flame-ups when grilling. Use metal utensils and move food if flames persist.
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