What kind of marinade will you use for your next grilling session? One of my favorite marinades, which makes any meat taste sensational, starts with a jar of salsa verde. I’ve used several different brands including the Walmart brand, World Market I think it is and Herdez.
For the uninitiated, salsa verde is made from tomatillos and usually includes cilantro and jalapeno. It makes a marinade, which has a tangy Southwestern flavor. This marinade makes enough for two to three pounds of chicken or beef and is inspired from a marinade recipe on Good Cheap Eats.
If you’d like to make your own salsa verde from scratch, this recipe from Tablespoon looks promising.
- 1/2 cup salsa verde
- 1/4 cup canola oil (or your preference of oil)
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground chile powder
- 2 to 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- salt and pepper
- Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl, a jar or a large Ziploc bag to combine. Pour over meat, 2 to 3 pounds of chicken or beef and refrigerate for at least two hours before grilling.
I’d love to hear about your favorite marinade recipe, leave a link or comment.