Recipe: Greek Style Marinade for Chicken with Fresh Mint
This Greek style marinade for chicken is a very easy recipe to make since all you need to do is blend the ingredients in a blender and soak the chicken in it. Lemon juice, oregano, garlic, and mint are typical Greek ingredients. The recipe suggests that you keep pureeing the ingredients until they emulsify. So, what does emulsify mean? To emulsify something means to blend two ingredients which would not naturally blend. Think about oil and vinegar, for example. If you stir oil and vinegar together they do not blend naturally and if you leave the mixture, they will completely separate, resulting in a pool of oil around a smaller pool of vinegar.
An emulsifier is a bridge ingredient which lets the ingredients emulsify. For example, if you want to bind oil with lemon juice to make mayonnaise, you will need to use eggs as your emulsifier. If you want to make the vinaigrette, mustard can work as your bridge ingredient. You will need a whisk, food processor, or blender to emulsify ingredients. If a recipe does not tell you to use an emulsifier, you should just combine the ingredients, and they will stay blended long enough for the food to be served and eaten.
Lemon and Oregano Greek Style Marinade for Chicken
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup minced garlic
1 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon white sugar
Add the salt, oregano, lemon juice, garlic, oil, mint, and sugar to a blender.
Puree until the mixture emulsifies.
Use this marinade to soak chicken for a few hours before you cook it.
(Makes 2 Cups)