Though this recipe is intended for grilled Greek chicken, it works just dandy on pork and robust white fish, whether destined for the grill or the oven.–Fred Thompson
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Just checking, you do realize you can use kitchen shears or ordinary scissors to quickly and finely chop a heap of herbs, especially if you’re not that adept with a knife, don’t you?
Greek Marinade Recipe
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- 10 M
- 10 M
- Makes about 1 1/4 cups
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from 3 to 4 lemons)
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leave parsley
- 1 tablespoon each chopped fresh oregano, rosemary, thyme, and basil
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1. Stir together the lemon juice, garlic, parsley, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and basil in a bowl. Whisk in the oil. Use right away. (Actually, you can cover and refrigerate the marinade for up to 1 day before using.) To marinate whole pieces of chicken or pork chops, marinate for at least 24 and up to 48 hours. To marinate smaller pieces of chicken or pork, as for skewers, marinate 6 to 12 hours. To marinate fish fillets or steaks, marinate 1 to 3 hours.
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Jul 10, 2011
This delicious marinade takes all of 12 seconds to throw together. Okay—more like 1 minute after the fresh herbs are chopped. Anyway, it’s composed of fresh lemon juice, garlic, parsley, oregano, rosemary, thyme, basil, and oil. Sound good? Well, it is. It’s awesome with grilled chicken but next time I must try it on grilled shrimp. It’s so light and refreshing and a lovely change from heavier sauces. Especially nice in the heat of summer. If I had scallops or squid on hand they’d be drinking up this marinade.
Greek Marinade Recipe © 2011 Fred Thompson. Photo © 2011 Nuno Correia. All rights reserved.