Recipe: Middle Eastern-Style Marinade
Add some kick to your chicken and pork with this easy Middle Eastern-Style Marinade. It's great for the BBQ or for stovetop cooking, so you can enjoy it all year round.
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- ½ tsp sumac
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp caraway seeds
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
This marinade is great with chicken and pork. Add garlic and spices to a mortar and pestle and crush until smooth. Add to a bowl or zipper bag. Add buttermilk and protein. If making kebabs, cut pork or protein into 1 or 2 inch cubes. Mix or massage protein into marinade.
Assemble skewers and place back into bag with marinade. Marinate for 1 hour of overnight. Remove skewers from fridge 20 minutes before cooking. Heat a BBQ, grill pan or cast iron pan over medium high heat. Shake off excess marinade and add skewers to heat.
When meat is cooked through remove from heat. Serve with a salad and yogurt sprinkled with sumac as a dipping sauce.