Sunday, September 08, 2013

Brine, Marinade and Dressing o my!

Cabrales Dressing

Super easy, very tasty.
5 oz Cabrales
5 oz Bleu Cheese
5 oz Buttermilk
8 oz sour cream
8 oz Mayonnaise
2 tsp. Sugar
2 oz. sugar cane vinegar

It has a good flavor and holds well. Refrigerate after whirring it up in a food processor and you're done!

Brine Marinade for Pork

Boil all these ingredients together for 5-7 min.

8c. Water
1/2 c. Salt
1/4 c. Brown Sugar, packed
4 Allspice balls, whole
3 Juniper berries, crushed
8 Black Peppercorns
3 Bay Leaves
1/2 bunch Thyme, fresh
5 cloves of Garlic, smashed
3 cloves, whole
1 tsp. Ginger, minced

Boil, for only 5-7 min. cool then strain.
Submerge Pork Chops for 45 minutes then grill baby grill.

Teriyaki Marinade

1c. Soy sauce
2/3 c. sugar (adjust sweetness to your own taste)
1/4 c. Rice wine-japanese as well as most large grocery stores carry this
2 cloves Garlic
2 tsp. Ginger, grated

Marinate a whole cut-up chicken for 1-2 hours.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes, turning and basting occasionally with marinade.
Serve with rice or eat all by itself for a tasty meal that can be made for a fancy party dish.


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