Cajun ribs

Ingredients

2 tbsp paprika
2 tsp salt
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp red pepper
1 1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper

1 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 tsp dried oregano
4 lb pork back ribs (about 2 whole sides)

How to prepare

Combine seasonings. Rub on all surfaces of ribs. Place ribs on covered grill over indirect heat and grill for 1 1/2 hours. Cut ribs into serving-size portions. Source: dallas morning news – 6/29/94

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Savory marinade for pork

Ingredients

1 cup dry white wine
3 lg cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients. Pour over 6 lean boneless pork chops, at least 3/4″ thick (stab pork chops with a sharp knife several times). Marinate at least 2 hours. Grill or broil (or bake) pork chops, brushing with marinade during cooking. Serves 6.

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Tangy chicken marinade

Ingredients

1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, in 1/8″ slices
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
dash salt
dash white pepper

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients. Pour over 1 lb. Skinless/boneless chicken breast halves. Marinate at least 2 hours. Remove chicken from marinade and either grill or broil. Brush with remaining marinade during cooking. Serves 4.

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Basic rib rub

Ingredients

1 tbsp ground black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp cumin
2 tbsp packed dark brown sugar
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp ground oregano
4 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp salt
1 tbsp white pepper
3 tbsp celery salt
3 tbsp garlic powder

How to prepare

Blend all ingredients. Use about 3 tbsp rub per side of ribs. Makes about 1 1/3 cups. Source: dallas morning news – 6/29/94

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Jamaican jerk marinade

Ingredients

1 onion finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onion
2 tsp thyme
2 tsp sugar
1 – 2 tsp freshly ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp sage

1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 – 6 habaneros
1 tsp black pepper
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp cider vinegar

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and chop. Marinate meat (chicken, beef or pork ribs) for at least 6 hours and grill or bake. Marinade will keep in the refrigerator in a tightly closed jar for a month. It freezes well.

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Marinade and basting sauce for brisket of beef

Ingredients

3 cups dry red wine
3 tsp salt
1 cup olive oil
3 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp wine vinegar
2 tbsp prepared horseradish
2 tsp onion powder

3 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp ground cayenne pepper

How to prepare

Mix all of the ingredients really well and then pour over whole beef brisket. Let marinate for several hours, or overnight if possible. Also, use this marinade as a basting sauce. From justin wilson’s”outdoor cooking with inside helpinch
note: a few tbsp of the spice mix added to a few tbsp of tomato juice also makes an excellent marinade for pork.

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Marinated calamari

Ingredients

1 lb calamari, cleaned and trimmed red onion, sliced
1/2 cup celery, sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
6 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil salt & pepper
1 medium red pepper, sliced
1 medium bell pepper, sliced
3 cloves garlic
4 anchovy filets, chopped finely

How to prepare

Clean calamari and cook in salt water for approximately 45 minutes. Check for doneness. Cut in 1/2″ rings and leave tentacles whole. Place in a bowl. Make marinade of oil, vinegar, anchovies, garlic, salt and pepper. Add to calamari while still warm then add remaining ingredients. Check seasonings, then let marinate for several hours. Serves: 6

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