This basic marinade imparts a bright flavor and keeps meats moist. It's perfect for grilling and also enhances the flavors of fresh vegetables, tofu, and soft cheeses. The marinade doesn't work well as a sauce, so discard it before cooking.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together ingredients in a nonreactive dish. Arrange meat in dish; rubwith marinade. Cover; refrigerate forlength of time specified below, turning meat occasionally.

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  • Removemeat from refrigerator; let it come to a cool room temperature beforecooking. Remove meat from the marinade; discard the marinade. Usinga paper towel, wipe off any large piecesof herbs or garlic from meat. Seasonmeat with salt and pepper.

  • Cook meat as desired. Garnish withherbs; serve with lemon wedges.

Cook's Notes

Marinating times:

•Shellfish: 20 minutes
•Cheese, tofu, and vegetables: 30 minutes
•Thin and flaky fish fillets: 30 minutes
•Thick and fatty fish fillets: 1 hour
•Beef, chicken, game, lamb, and pork: 6 to 24 hours

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