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It's Grilling Season! Try This Rich and Spicy Marinade.

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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?


by on May. 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Replies (21-29):
by Member on May. 9, 2013 at 2:13 PM
This sounds delicious!
by Bronze Member on May. 13, 2013 at 8:50 AM

I do make my own marinades. This one sounds like it would be too spicy for my kiddos. :/

by Member on May. 13, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Looks yummy and what an easy recipe!

by Bronze Member on May. 13, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Looks great!

by Silver Member on May. 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM


by Ticia on May. 13, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Sounds good!

by Kayla on May. 13, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Sounds good. I don't often marinate things.

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by Bronze Member on May. 13, 2013 at 2:57 PM
That marinade sounds delicious! I do make most of my own marinades. I do a soy sauce and brown sugar marinade for pork. I have an Italian marinade for chicken.
by Silver Member on May. 13, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Looks great but I'm afraid it would be too spicy for my taste!

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