Monday, May 31, 2010
Happy Memorial Day
As we honor all of our military heros, both living and dead, from Colonial patriots to the brave men and women serving our country in far flung places around the world, we pray for peace in the world and for our warriors still fighting for our freedoms to return safely to their family and friends. That is the true reason for Memorial Day.
The popular reason is to have a cookout. In case you have not yet figured out your menu, or just want something tasty to grill another day, here is a light and flavorful marinade which is perfect for chicken, although it might work well with pork and maybe shrimp.
Lemonade Marinated Grilled Chicken
½ cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons soy sauce
½ cup lemonade
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
¼ teaspoon dried thyme or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
black pepper to taste
Whisk ingredients together until blended. Add chicken thighs and/or chicken breasts and marinate in the fridge for 1 hour, turn pieces and marinate at least another hour.
Remove from marinate and discard marinade. Grill chicken over medium-high heat, turning at least once, until juices run clear when pierced with a sharp knife point.