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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Tequila-Lime Cilantro Marinade

This is a recipe from Emeril that I adapted after seeing it on The flavors sounded interesting, what with the tequila, jalapenos, cilantro and so on. I used it for legs and boneless-skinless chicken breasts. The marinade worked much better with the breasts than the legs in my opinion. I actually had 3 breasts when I started the recipe, but as I removed them from the bag after 4 hours, one of the breasts had disappeared. I keep thinking that I am going to open a drawer or cabinet later and find the missing one, lets just hope that it happens sooner than later.
Tequila-Lime Cilantro Marinade
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
4 garlic cloves,peeled
1 shallot, coarsely chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded
juice of 2 limes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup tequila
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground coriander seed
Place the ingredients into a food processor and process until combined. Place chicken in plastic bag and add marinade. Let it marinate for 2 to 4 hours. Grill and serve.


Kristen said...

This looks really delicious! I happen to have all the ingredients. I may have to make this tonight.

Michael Tosatto said...

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Tim in CA. said...

This is really good for chicken kabobs, divide marinade in half and marinate cut up chicken pieces and use other half to marinate vegies, such as zuchini, red onion, and broccoli. Then thread all together on skewers and grill. Excelent!

Anonymous said...

My goodness....
This is THE best chicken marinade ever. Had it last night with boneless chicken breast and will be making it again tonight with bone in chicken breast for a BBQ get together...
I may even add a few shrimps in the lot as well... And of course, it goes great with Margaritas ;-)

Thank you so much for sharing.