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Herbed Mustard Marinade
By Vicki McClure Davidson
Store-bought marinades are, for what you get, expensive. No surprise there. Mainly, they are comprised of an acid (to tenderize) and flavors. What on earth could be simpler than that to make yourself? This marinade recipe is super easy to prepare and it tastes heavenly! The Dijon mustard gives it a real bite.
Use this marinade on grilled chicken, pork, or beef. I've not tried it on fish, but it could be sensational! Feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices.
- 1 8-oz jar (1 c.) Dijon-style mustard
- 1/4 c. olive oil
- 2 T. dry red wine
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed
- 1 tsp. dried basil, crushed
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
In a small bowl, stir together all the ingredients. Spread 1/2 cup of the mustard mixture evenly over the meat. Refrigerate the meat in a covered container, as well as the remaining mustard mixture, for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours. Grill or pan-cook the meat to your preference.
When ready to cook the meat, take it out of the refrigerator. In a small saucepan, heat the reserved mustard mixture, adding any residual marinade from the meat. Serve on the side with the grilled meat as a warm dip or condiment, or add it to cooked noodles or boiled potatoes to create a zesty side dish.
This recipe makes enough marinade for about 4 pounds of meat.
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