This has already been the base of a couple different meals. The photo above is a quadrupled recipe. We made plenty extra this time and froze it for future use. I love the unique twist that the orange provides and the jalapenos were just spicy enough without overtaking all the other flavors in this marinade. I can guarantee that we'll be making this marinade all summer long.
recipe slightly adapted from Tyler Florence
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno, very finely minced
1 handful fresh cilantro leaves, about 3 tablespoons finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, adjust as desired
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, adjust as desired
2 limes, juiced
1 orange, juiced
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
In a large bowl, combine the very finely minced garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, salt and pepper. Using a mortar and pestle or your hands, mash together and crush to make a paste. Scrape into a jar and then add the orange and lime juices, vinegar and oil. Shake really well to combine thoroughly. Use as a marinade for beef or chicken. Enjoy!
Recipe makes approximately 1 1/4 cups of marinade.
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