All-Purpose Marinade

(Not my photo and no provenance known, sorry!)

Lots to do again today. I’m interviewing an alts tailor for one, preparing for a dinner party tonight and another tomorrow.

I’ll leave you today with a nice little recipe that works very well for shrimp, chicken and/or pita bread.

The Easy and Elegant Life Quick All-Purpose Marinade.
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
Juice of two lemons
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1/2 onion, minced
1/2 red bell pepper minced
Salt, pepper
Generous dash of red pepper flakes
Teaspoon of dried oregano or a couple of stalk’s worth of fresh leaves.

Marinate shrimp or chicken for twenty minutes a side, if you’ve got the time. Brush some of the mixture on to the pita bread and toast or grill.

Heat a cast iron skillet to smokin’ hot. Cook the shrimp or chicken until it is done. Serve over orzo salad or a Greek salad. Or stuff the pita halves with lettuce, red onion, black olives, tomato and the meat/shellfish. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar or lemon juice. Top with tzatziki* sauce for a quick souvlaki.

* 1 container of Greek yoghurt, 1/2 a grated cucumber, 1 crushed clove of garlic, salt, pepper, dash of olive oil, dash of lemon juice. Mix. This is the quick version. Drain the cucumber over night if you have the time.

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10 Responses to All-Purpose Marinade

  1. Hilton says:

    Can we get anymore metrosexual here?

  2. Old School says:

    For those of us not in the U.S., could you give the size of a “container” of Greek yoghurt.
    One cup (8 oz.)?

  3. pve says:

    Truly, you should bottle it and call it “Easy and Elegant” marinade. I could see an entire line of products designed by you. Thanks again for all your all-purpose tips. Life-saving, really.

  4. Hello Old School, about 6 oz. or 170 grams. Thanks for reminding me of that.

  5. Old School says:

    Slight conversion problem there.
    We’re talking about volume, not weight.
    6 fluid ounces = approx. 177.5 ml (cc)

  6. Never was my strong point…. thanks for the correction.

  7. Hilton says:

    Sorry, wasn’t particularly gentlemanly of me. Attribute it to “projection” (psychology) . Have a wonderful evening.


  8. Hilton, Thank you; think nothing of it.

  9. jalapeno says:

    Jalapenos contain a lot more vitamin C than a full orange. Everyone who’s had hot peppers understands that they also clear nasal passages and lung congestion, and cleanse via perspiration!

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