Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Simple Seafood Marinade

I am trying to make summer last as long as I can.  In the spirit of soaking up sunshine and relaxing on the patio here is a recipe that just tastes like summer. Fresh. Light. Citrus... and so very easy.

For the marinade you will need:

3-4 cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped
2 T oil
1-2 T melted butter
1 t freeze dried basil (Lighthouse brand is the best) or 1-2 T fresh chopped
sprinkle of dill
1 t salt
1 t pepper
juice from 2 lemons

Mix all ingredients well. Pour over seafood of your choice and chill for 1 hour, turning seafood once.

Meat selections I have tried:
1 lb shrimp med-large peeled and deveined-to cook, skewer and BBQ on medium until just pink.  Baste with leftover marinade.

Salmon fillets (my favorite way)- remove skins from the bottom of fillet before marinating. This helps eliminate the strong fish flavor from baking. Place fillets and marinade in glass dish with foil over top in 375 degree oven for 35-45 minutes. Broil without foil for the last 3-4 minutes.

Marinade can also be used to prepare chicken.

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