Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Balsamic & Dijon Marinade Recipe

So as winter is coming to a close and the warm spring weather is starting to bloom, I can not help but think about grilling season. A nice barbecued piece of meat with a cold drink is really the way to spend a spring or summer's evening. And this marinade is one that I use on chicken breasts, pork tenderloins, and even lamb chops because it's so versatile to use on a vast scale of meats. This is a no recipe recipe, in which you're really trusting your eyes on the measurements. And if you can't trust your eyes just give it a taste to see if you need to adjust the seasonings or add a little bit more of any ingredient to your liking. As you can see in the picture above, I used this marinade on a couple of chicken breasts then I grilled them after about 15 minutes in the marinade.

A glug of olive oil
Good splash of balsamic vinegar
Dollop of Dijon mustard
Squeeze of lemon 
Pinch of dried oregano
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Pinch of salt and pepper

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl them add the meat of your choosing to the marinade

And marinate for at least 15 minutes or overnight in the fridge for maximum tenderness and flavor (recommended)

Then place your marinated meat on to a preheated grill and cook to your desired