Monday, August 15, 2011

Easy marinade

I thought I'd share a marinade that we've been using a lot this summer! I can't remember where I found it--probably somewhere on the internet. It's really easy and very tasty!

You will need:
1/4c soy sauce
3T balsamic vinegar
1/4c olive oil
1/3c honey (or can sub sugar)
1 clove garlic, minced (or sub 1/8 tsp garlic powder)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Mix and use for pork, chicken or beef.

We started with boneless chicken thighs. I love the Manager's Special section of the meat department.


You can see here that I subbed in garlic powder. I don't typically have fresh garlic cloves on hand! I've also been known to substitute sugar for honey if I'm out of a bottle of honey (substitution noted above).


Ingredients before mixing...


And mixed...


Here come the chicken thighs.


Refrigerate for a while...either all day or overnight. As an infamous person once said, "Who marinates the day of?" Um....me. I have two kids and can't think further ahead than five minutes sometimes. : ) I stick it in the fridge and give it a shake every now and then.


And voila! We baked ours in the oven, about 15-20 minutes at 350. I really wanted grilled chicken, but there was a downpour when we were making it. : ( At least it's good baked, too, for when it's cold out!



Enjoy!

Linking to these parties...
{wow me} wednesday at Ginger Snap Crafts
Show and Share at Southern Lovely
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Simply Creations Link Party at Simple Home Life
Addicts (Not So) Anonymous at Addicted2Decorating
Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop at Homemaker on a Dime

14 comments:

Jen @ Domesticated Nomad said...

Yum. Sounds delicious and easy. I already have everything on hand. :)

Coley said...

This sounds great! Thank you!

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

This sounds like such a good recipe! I'll be pinning this for next time we grill!

Ty and Whitty said...

Yummy I have to try this out. Thank you so much for linking this up to mine and Lindsays Party Show and Share! I am your newest follower come follow me :)

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Sam @ The Junk House said...

Yum! I’m going to try this! I’m always looking for new recipes. I’m guilty of marinating the day of too. I never read the directions until I’m ready to cook something and then it’s like uh oh, I was supposed to marinate overnight. It usually turns out fine anyway. Stopping by from Southern Lovely! New follower =)

Donna T. said...

Yum....I use a similar marinade recipe for Pork Tenderloin, but have never tried it with honey...guess I know what's for supper tomorrow night...

Thanx for sharing...

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Stuff and Nonsense said...

that marinade looks yummy...and like it would probably work very well for other types of meat...thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

alison

Honey at 2805 said...

This marinade sounds yummy and the pictures delicious. Can I come for dinner?

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Really appreciate you linking up this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Looks delicious...and simple! That's always a great combo to me. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party. Hope to see you this week, as well.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

The Courageous Life said...

Found this on Pinterest tonight. Made it tonight. LOVED it tonight. However, I HIGHLY recommend grilling over baking. Just makes it a million times better.

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