Monday, June 28, 2010
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon of fresh oregano
juice of the lemon
juice of the orange
1 tablespoon of Cumin
1 tablespoon of Complete seasoning *it's in the Mexican specialty aisle at Ralphs or at ethnic markets*
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt & pepper (to taste - but about 1 teaspoon of salt & 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper)
Combine all ingredients in a food processor except for olive oil. Process the mixture for 1 minute, and slowly add the olive oil until emulsified.
Add the citrus marinade with the meat in a ziplock bag or large container. Make sure each piece of meat is covered in the marinade. Season the meat with salt as you pour the marinade on top. Let it marinade in the refrigerator for at least 3 to 24 hours. (I prefer 24 hours because the flavors really meld together).
Grill steaks/chicken on the barbecue or bake meat on the oven till it’s fully cooked. I love the smokiness of flavors that shine through if grilled, but it's still pretty tasty if you cook the meat indoors.
Review: This citrus marinade got rave reviews from Eric's co-workers. I love the mixture of garlic and fresh oregano paired with the citrus zest of lemon and oranges - it's like a melody of summer on top of your steak. This is a very simple marinade for summertime grilling!