Spicy Yogurt Marinade

How about a little fire scarecrow

How about a little fire scarecrow

This is a really easy marinade that works well for chicken, pork or venison. I cut the meat for kabobs but it could easily be left whole and grilled that way as well. If making kabobs remember to separate the vegetables from the meat to keep the vegetables from overcooking. Also it allows you to season the vegetables differently than the meat. I did an assortment of squash, eggplant and mushrooms seasoned with oil, lemon juice and some spice. I like to mix everything together in a large bowl after, but the kabobs could be served on the stick if you want.

Spicy Yogurt Marinade

  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 chicken thighs cut into large bites

Mix everything together and season with salt and pepper. Add chicken and let marinate in refrigerator for at least four hours and up to 24.

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13 Responses to Spicy Yogurt Marinade

  1. Cannot wait to try this one!

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    This sounds delicious, Greg, and a great tip about separating veggies from meat. Mixed skewers never work.

  3. niasunset says:

    Makes me hungry… This is great dear Rufus, especially with yogurt… Should be so delicious, I will try. Thank you, love, nia

  4. I need to buy some metal skewers for this summer. This looks delicious!

  5. Delicious
    We sometimes like mixing in veg with meat – must be a South African thing – usually onions or peppers though. :-) Mandy

  6. Cecile says:

    I love the flavor combinations in the marinade! And thanks for the tip about cooking the veggies separately – I always had a problem with veggie/meat kabbobs BUT now I’m gonna dig my metal skewers out of the box and make these!!

  7. Mediaeval looking kebabs – fantastic.

  8. Karen says:

    Love meat that has been marinated in yogurt…tender and flavorful.

  9. Eva Taylor says:

    A good yogurt marinade will jazz up any meat or fish, and it’s healthier than most other sugary or salty marinades. It’s such a lovely tenderizer too.

  10. I love yogurt marinades and have one for salmon. This one definitely looks kicked up a notch…will have to try it!

  11. Awh I thought those were apples you were grilling with the zucchini – and was marvelled at your “sweet n savoury” combination :P

  12. Raymund says:

    Very nice marinade!

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