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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Basil Lime Marinade

I love Basil!  Enough said...
After I mixed up the marinade below I wanted to drink it.. the smell was absolutely the fantastic if you love Basil..and Lime of course..

1      Cup             Basil Leaves Packed
1      Sprig           Fresh Rosemary
1/2   Cup             Lime Juice (or the juice of two limes and the zest of one lime)
1/2   Cup             Oil (either Olive or Vegetable or combination)
2      Each            Shallots (or 1/8 cup diced fresh green onions with some of the green tops added)
2-3   Each            Cloves Garlic
1      Teaspoon     Salt (to taste)
1      Teaspoon     Lemon Pepper
1-2   Teaspoons   Hot sauce
1-2   Teaspoons   Dijon Mustard

I used my Cuisinart Smart Stick to blend all the ingredients until smooth, you can also use your food processor to blend.

I had 4 pounds of chicken thighs that I placed in a gallon zip lock bag and add the marinade, make sure all the chicken pieces are coated well.   Place in refrigerator for a least an hour.  Turn frequently.

Grill or bake chicken until done.  Length of time will depend on the size of your chicken pieces.

Meat and Poultry Temperature Guide-Food Network

Chicken & Turkey
                                                    USDA Safe Minimum (degrees)
Whole                                                      165 

Parts                                                        165

Stuffed                                                     165

Ground                                                     165

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