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Blue Palate Special: A marinade for slackers | Blue Palate

Blue Palate Special: A marinade for slackers

by Lindsay Sauve on June 13, 2011 · 0 comments

Who has time to marinade? Well, perhaps the most devoted grill masters plan ahead, drenching and soaking meat in a sweet, vinegary base hours before it hits the heat. I, however, never have enough foresight. Grilling is typically planned on a whim, as it was recently at our backyard barbecue this past weekend.

Chicken kebabs. Healthy. Fairly easy. Impressive, but not when flavorless. I had four hours before grill time, and I needed a marinade that could fake it. Thick, strong, and penetrating, this marinade had to make up for lost time. Only lemon, tahini, and garlic could save me now.

The Lemon Tahini Marinade is thick enough to coat meat but provides a strong flavor that substitutes for overnight marinating. And it’s GOOD. People loved these kebabs. The sauce nicely settles into the crevasses of the chicken and vegetables.

This is so good you’ll want to make extra to have as a side sauce. Seriously, everyone will think you’ve been soaking your kebabs for hours. Instead, you’ve been wetting your whistle in some pre-barbeque sampling.

Lemon Tahini Sauce and Marinade

1/2 cup of tahini
1/4 cup of olive oil
juice of one lemon
1/2 cup fresh parsley
3-4 garlic cloves
1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
optional: 1 teaspoon smoked paprika or 1/4 cup other fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, sage)

Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Brush or pour on meat prior to grilling. Double and use half as a sauce or to brush on when grilling.

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