Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Accidental Marinade

First I HAVE to share some link love.
Please check out "Smoketheblowfish". MikeZ will delight you with his writing skills. Sit back and enjoy. You will also find some great HIIT workouts to experiment with.

Accidental Marinade:
I whipped up some home made mayonnaise with garlic and basil. Guess what??? I didn't take! It would not emulsify into my normal mayo. What happened you ask? I had to much lemon juice and to much evoo. I thought I could eye ball it, but that was not the case. My easy recipe I posted a while back has the exact measurements for guaranteed success and I should have stuck to it.

So I ended up with a nice bowl of egg yolk, evoo, dijon mustard, lemon juice, garlic and basil.
I had chicken thighs in my fridge and tossed the failed mayo over the thighs as a marinade.
Came home last night and put it on the grill.

I'm not exactly sure what the egg did, but this ended up being one of the absolute tastiest pieces of grilled chicken I've had in a long time.
Also grilled some grass fed beef short ribs. They were tough as leather. I marinated them in lime and orange juice and kept it in the fridge too long. To compound the problem, I over cooked them also. The chicken made up for it.
"Happiness is waiting there in front of you. ONLY you can decide whether or not you choose to experience it. Take this to heart"
T. Takamatsu


Son of Grok said...

MikeZ's website is great. Recently found it myself. When I was learning mayo I had several emulsifaction failures (learned later was adding oil too quick and breaking emulsification). We used the failures as salad dressing and it worked well. Never though of doing a marinade.... sounds great! too bad I never fail in mayo anymore lol.

The SoG

Beastie Girl said...

Ha! The food failure sounds like my Sunday - first my coconut pancakes end up a sort of mush and the meatloaf I made for dinner ended up as a sort of mush.

Watery mush for two meals, yeah! :)

SmoketheBlowfish said...

Thanks for the cyber shout-out! I just got a new phone that does everything but Intervals. Now if I can figure out a way to save all of these excellent looking recipes on it. The phone shows videos and unfortunately the only one it came with was "I'm too sexy" by right said Fred.