Citrusy Mediterranean Marinade
Be sure to use extra-virgin olive oil in this recipe. While pure olive oil (also simply called olive oil) has the high smoke point needed for stir-frying, extra-virgin olive oil is the best choice for marinades and salad dressings.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 1 cup
- 5 tablespoons orange juice
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
- ¼ cup olive oil
Combine the orange juice, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, basil, and black pepper in a bowl. Whisk in the olive oil. Refrigerate in a sealed container until needed. (Use the marinade within 1 week.)
How to Peel Garlic
To peel garlic, lay an unpeeled clove on the cutting board. Take a knife with a wide blade and lay the blade flat over the garlic clove. Press down hard with the palm of your hand. The garlic peel should slide off easily.