Southwest Tequila Marinade Recipe

Southwest Tequila Marinade
Tequila and lime are combined to create this great marinade. Lloyd Morgan/Flickr
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 1 1/4 cup (1 serving)

Southwestern flavors like cilantro, lime, and tequila can add flavorful zest to your meal. This marinade works on everything but is especially perfect for pork and poultry.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate in an airtight container.

  2. Marinate seafood for about 15-20 minutes, poultry for about 2 hours and other meats for up to 4 hours.

  3. Store marinade in the refrigerator in an airtight plastic container or glass jar for up to 1 week after preparation.