It's Grilling Season! Try This Rich and Spicy Marinade.
I ran into this recipe after discovering that the combination of butter and Tabasco Sauce is divine on beans, or for frying tofu, and wanted to discover other uses for the combination. The butter mellows the heat of the Tabasco Sauce, and the cooking process caramelizes the sauce nicely. Add some shallots, garlic, basil and white wine and you're pretty much grilling up the fanciest chicken wings you've ever tasted.
6-8 tbsp melted butter
1 cup dry white wine
1 bottle original Tabasco Sauce
1 large shallot, minced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp of dried basil, or fresh if you have it on hand
1 tsp salt
Juice of 1 lemon
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
In a saucepan, heat the butter, wine and Tabasco Sauce over low heat, to combine and burn off the alcohol in the wine. Whisk the mixture over low heat for a few minutes, then remove from heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Once cool, pour over the meat or vegetables you intend to grill and cover tightly. I recommend letting this marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but overnight is even better.
Do you ever make your own marinades?