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Mesquite Chipotle Marinade
This is a great Mesquite Chipotle Marinade for Chicken or other meat.
one 7oz can Chipotle Peppers w/ Adobo sauce
1/2 cup extra virign olive oil
4 cloves garlic
juice of one lime
2 Tbsp Cumin Seed
1 tsp Oregano (or Marjoram)
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/8 cup Tequila
1/4 cup Cilantro leaves
3 Tbsp Mesquite Liquid smoke
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1. In a small pan toast the cumin seed, then grind them to a powder in a spice mill.
2. Mix with the oregano, black pepper, and salt and sugar in a
blender or food processor.
3. Add 1/2 a can of chipotles for medium hot, or the full can for hot. Add garlic cloves, tequila, liquid smoke, and the spice mixture.
4. Drizzle oil in until the mixture emulsifies and is
thick and smooth, then blend in the cilantro leaves.
If the mixture is too thick it may be thinned out by the addition of other liquids such as water or beer could be used for added flavor.
Use marinade on meats such as Beef, Chicken, or Pork. Marinate at least over night and grill over hot coals the next day. Also, this marinade may be brushed right on to grilling shrimp for added mesquite flavor.