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Southwestern Marinade

Southwestern Marinade
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

  1. Combine the ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag, a shallow bowl, or a baking dish.
  2. Add 2 pounds of poultry, meat, seafood, or vegetables and refrigerate, covered, at least 20 minutes and up to overnight. (For fish and scallops, marinate for no more than 15 minutes or they may become mushy.)
  3. Turn the food occasionally so all surfaces are exposed to the marinade.
  4. Before cooking, remove the food from the container, shake off the excess liquid, and discard marinade. (Always toss a marinade once you’ve soaked raw meat in it--the mixture may be contaminated with bacteria.)
  5. Cook on a lightly oiled grill to the desired doneness.
  6. Best with: Boneless chicken breasts, flank steak, pork chops, scallops, mahimahi, bell peppers, summer squash, and zucchini.
By June, 2008

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 127
  • Fat 13.5g
  • Sat Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 241mg
  • Protein 0g
  • Carbohydrate 2g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Iron 0mg
  • Calcium 2mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

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Although you can marinate food in almost any kind of container (but avoid reactive metals, like unlined aluminum and cast iron), it's best to use 1-gallon resealable plastic bags. They allow the liquid to surround the food completely, ensuring better absorption. Plus, cleanup is a cinch.

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