Garlic Paste Marinade

Garlic Paste Marinade

I bet you are wondering why a lot of my recipes start with a Costco visit.  Honestly with a family of 6 that is where I usually end up.  Shopping in bulk is a norm for me since the kids literally eat in bulk.  The kicker is that we only have 1 fridge, which means I have to prepare these items quickly or store them in a way that would save space.  This is what happened when I bought a 3 pound bag of peeled garlic cloves.  Let’s be honest even with the massive amount of cooking I do, I wasn’t going through this as quickly as I should.  The other thing is that chopping garlic is a bit of a pain and time-consuming.  This is where I had a thought (AND I HAVE NO CLUE WHY IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME BEFORE)! The thought is that I would prepare a garlic paste in a blender beforehand and store it in my refrigerator  or freezer.  First of all, this was so much easier than mincing with a knife and second, it freed up a good portion of my refrigerator shelf!  I still shake my head when I make this and think “Good Lord, why didn’t I do this earlier???”  As I mentioned, this recipe is very easy.  The marinade works well with meats and seafood, and you can spread it on your favorite gluten free bread and bake it in the oven to make an amazing garlic bread!  Let’s get started!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of garlic cloves
  • 1 TBS. of vinegar (either white or apple cider)
  • 1 TBS. of organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. of oregano
  • 2 tsp. of sea salt

Directions

Place all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend till you have a smooth paste.

Storage:

I keep mine in an airtight container in the back of the fridge and it lasts for about a week.  You can also use one of those mini-icecube trays to freeze 1 tsp. or 1 TBS. portions.

Garlic Paste Marinade Recipe
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10 thoughts on “Garlic Paste Marinade

  1. resplendentlymelissa says:

    This is great! I have a great friend that has Celiac’s Disease and loves to cook. I will definitely be sharing your blog with her 🙂

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