Cooking Method: Marinating

Mustard-Vinegar Marinade – For Pork or Chicken

This Mustard-Vinegar Marinade is a quick and simple. It tenderizes the meat and adds flavor. It works really well on pork or chicken.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: Males 1 cup marinade
Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken

This Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken has a chile-flecked, honey-imbued marinade spiked with fresh citrus juice gives this chicken its fiery, syrupy character. Dates and carrots give the sauce texture and additional sweetness while a garnish of fresh herbs and pistachio nuts lends freshness and crunch. The ingredients can be assembled up to 24 hours in advance, then all you need to do is pop it in the oven just before your guests arrive, and garnish it at the last minute. Serve it with couscous, polenta, rice or another soft grain to soak up the sauce.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Baby Spinach Salad with Dates and Almonds

My friend Liz made this wonderful salad for dinner from the Jerusalem cookbook. It's the Baby Spinach Salad with Dates and Almonds recipe that has fried pita bread pieces. The dates add a sweetness to this delicious salad.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Chicken Kabobs with Mushrooms and Peppers

My brother David is in town and he was kind enough to make dinner. Chicken Kabobs with Mushrooms and Peppers was what he came up with. He usually buys them already assembled, but they did not have any so he made it from scratch. It's a super healthy and easy meal to throw on the grill.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 6 hrs
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Overnight Marinated Shrimp

Are you bored with the same old shrimp cocktail? This Overnight Marinated Shrimp is the answer. It's the perfect appetizer for entertaining that your guests will love!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Yields: Makes 12 - 15 appetizer servings

Marinated Tri-Tip

Marinated Tri-Tip is the ultimate summer meal on the grill. This marinade is tangy, spicy and full of flavor. By bringing the leftover marinade to a rolling boil you can use it as a finishing or basting sauce for the meat.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Mango Coconut Chicken

Mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits. They fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion and help clear acne. The list goes on..... I happen to have lots of mangoes at the moment and came up with this Mango Coconut Chicken. I served it with basmati rice and chopped fresh basil.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Marinated Grilled Tri-Tip

Marinades have only three main components: acid, fat, and flavorings. Marinades add flavor tenderizes the meat by breaking down the outer layers of connective tissue. The fat or oil is to help retain moisture and creates a caramelized brown finish during cooking. Flavorings are what make your marinade go from so-so to spectacular, which can be fresh and dried herbs, spices, onion, garlic, and condiments and sauces like mustard, soy sauce, sugar, molasses, honey, and ginger. This Marinated Grilled Tri-Tip has all those components. You can use it on all types of beef - London Broil, flank steak, skirt steak, etc. I always marinate meat in a ziplock bag.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 8 - 10 Servings

Lemon Marinated Tortellini, Basil & Tomato Skewers

These Lemon Marinated Tortellini, Basil & Tomato Skewers are very easy to make and perfect for a summer party.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: Makes 20 skewers

Baby Zucchini Sautéed with Garlic & Balsamic

People love baby versions of vegetables. This Baby Zucchini Sautéed with Garlic & Balsamic is quick, easy and very flavorful.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servigs