Monday, March 2, 2015

Chipotle Garlic Marinade

This Chipotle-Garlic Marinade is delicious and so versatile. It is excellent on steak and pork, or use it to liven up your chicken or shrimp! A few simple ingredients and a zip through the blender is all you need to create a zippy, south-of-the-border flavor to any grilled meat. After you try this marinade, you may never go back to bottled marinades again!

We use this marinade multiple times a month, it has become a staple in our house for our steak tacos. We use it to add zip to roast chicken and shrimp kabobs.

Chipotle Garlic Marinade
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  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 chipotle peppers (in adobo)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • Pinch of salt

Add all ingredients to blender, purée until smooth. Pour over meat (I like doing this in a zip-lock bag) and let marinate. When ready to cook, allow excess marinade to drip off before adding to the pan/grill/etc. Discard excess marinade.

Here’s a good guideline for how long you should allow your meat to marinate
  • Shrimp: 30-60 minutes
  • Chicken or Pork: 4-8 hours
  • Steak: 8 hours - overnight

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  1. I love marinades and this looks mouthwatering, and flavor packed good! You have a great blog! :-) I am now following you and looking forward to seeing more creative ideas!
    Cathy@three kids and a fish

  2. This looks amazing - definitely pinned it to incorporate it soon. We are big fans of Chipotle peppers around here!

  3. This marinade sounds amazing. I can't wait to give it a try on some chicken. Just wanted to let you know I'm going to be featuring your marinade on My Favorite Things weekend roundup this Saturday!!


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