Soy Honey Marinade AND Lime-Chili Butter

I used this Marinade on some ribs yesterday. But it would go on any cut of chicken, beef, pork, etc. I oven baked the ribs, but throwing them on a BBQ would be fantastic!

But before baking the ribs, I marinaded them overnight-which I highly suggest, to really get all the elements of flavor!

It is SSSOOO good! And so easy to put together!

Soy Honey Marinade:

1/4 cup Soy sauce

3 tablespoons Honey

2 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ginger, minced (I added a little extra to give it that extra kick!)

1 tablespoon parsley leaves, roughly chopped

1 teaspoon , each, of poppyseed and sesame seeds

Large sandwich bag.

You simply toss all the ingredients into the sandwich bag, along with your meat. CLose tightly, and shake. Leave to marinade anywhere fro 4 hours, to overnight.

Bake or grill your choice of meat (or chunky veg, like aubergine/eggplant or courgette/zucchini)! Sprinkle with more seeds and parsley. Can easily be doubled.

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Now time for the second recipe~

I slathered this on corn, but it can go on anything. Even use it in frying(or butter your toast with it and make fancy toast!). It’s so simple but adds that extra WOW factor to any dish.

Lime-Chili Butter:

1/2 pound of butter (about 1/2 a stick)

1/2 teaspoon tumeric

1/2 teaspoon finely chopped red chili (or use chili flakes)

1 teaspoon lime juice

In a mixing bowl, use a wooden spoon to soften the butter. Add the rest of the ingredients. Sprinkle with roughly chopped parsley and sea salt. This can easily be doubled. And what you don’t use, just store covered in fridge. Think I’ll use my leftovers on a shrimp dish this week!

 

 

 

 

 

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Crazy Good BBQ Sauce

c.hall 2015
c.hall 2015

About three years ago I visited my friend in Texas, where I was introduced to homemade barbecue sauce. Ever since, I have been hooked! I have even said “I could drink bbq sauce!” There are so many varieties out there, so many brands, but so many additives. Why not bring a jar of your homemade bbq sauce to your next spring/summer grill out? Your friends and family will be highly impressed. I flavored mine with honey and whiskey(today happens to be National Whiskey Day!) and it’s lovely on sliders or pulled pork sandwiches!

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Carmel’s Crazy Good BBQ Sauce: 1 onion-chopped 4 cloves of garlic-chopped 1 can of chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste ½ cup of brown sugar 2 tablespoons honey Pinch of chili flakes or two-three tablespoons hot sauce 1/3-1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce 3/4 cup whiskey Using a heavy bottom sauce pan, cook onion and garlic in whiskey until transluscent, about 10-12 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring the pot to a boil, and simmer away for an hour to an hour and a half. Pour through a sieve or pour the mix into a blender/food processor and blend until smooth. Store in sterilized, air-tight jars, it should keep for three weeks. Enjoy!