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    Rosemary And Balsamic Marinade

    The classic choice of herb to go with this super-simple combination of olive oil and balsamic vinegar is the beautifully fragrant rosemary. But fresh thyme and oregano are good alternatives.

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Total time: 5 minutes plus 2 hours marinating 60 minutes 60 minutes 5 minutes

    Makes: 200ml


    • 2 Rosemary sprigs, broken into small pieces
    • 100ml Aged balsamic vinegar
    • 150ml Extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 Garlic cloves, bashed so the skins are split
    • 1 tbsp Clear honey


    1. The marinade- In a shallow, non-metallic dish, mix together all the ingredients except for the honey. (If you are using a vinegar that is not thick, first boil double the amount in a shallow pan for 3–5 minutes until syrupy and reduced, then cool.)
    2. Season the mixture and add the meat or fish. Rub well all over and cover. For meat, marinate for 2 hours in the fridge or overnight. Fish should be marinated for up to 30 minutes in the fridge; any longer and the acidic vinegar will start 'cooking' the fish.
    3. To cook Once the fish or meat has been placed on the grill or barbecue, mix the honey in with the excess marinade. Baste the food while cooking; the sugars in the honey will start to caramelise and allow the marinade to adhere to the food like a glaze.

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    Cook's tips

    Can be used to prepare-
    6 Lamb steaks,
    or 4 Beef steaks
    or 4 Fish fillets
    or 8 Chicken thighs or drumsticks


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