15 April 2011

Simplicity and perfection

You would expect something so very delicious to be far more complex. No: four ingredients, two steps, perfection every time. As I remember, growing up, this is one of the recipes people always asked for when they came for dinner. That and the chocolate cake.

Marinade for Grilled Chicken
(my mom's recipe)

1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup soy sauce or tamari
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1) Whisk all ingredients together.
2) Pour over chicken to be grilled-- thighs are the best, we think-- then cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for 8-24 hours. You can scale this up or down as needed, of course. We have also done steaks with it and that's also delicious.

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