Sweet chili sauce, fish sauce, lemon juice and soy sauce makes the best combination for marinating just about anything! This is our favorite standby marinade for chicken and salmon (Jane).
1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon mild oil e.g. canola
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Handful of chopped coriander, Parsley or chives - whatever green stuff you have around
Jazz it up with crushed garlic, grated ginger
1. Combine all ingredients.
2. For chicken - pour over and allow to marinade for at least 30 minutes.
3. For salmon - place salmon pieces on aluminum foil - large enough to wrap. Add some julienne carrots, asparagus, or red bell peppers. Add around 3 tablespoons of marinade diluted with a bit of water - about 1 tablespoon. Wrap up and BBQ.
4. Looking for a marinade for pork or beef? Try this one. For beef - cut thinly and then marinate. Then put beef on skewers and then BBQ.
5. Serve with a rice pilaf e.g. chipotle rice and coleslaw or salad.
Lemongrass. Chop finely and freeze until needed. Just add a tablespoon or two to your favorite marinade or stir fry.
Ginger: peel to remove skin and then put pieces into glass jar. Cover with dry sherry and store in the refrigerator. Will keep for ages. Sherry can be used in stir-fries.