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Bring on the oregano

November 17, 2010

I can’t help it, I get a weird satisfaction out of watching my garden grow.  Even more satisfying is using what I grow in a meal for my family.   I’m getting ahead of myself here since it’s merely an herb I speak of but still…..I grew it!

Last week I went a little overboard and made enough Black eyed peas with pesto salad to feed most of these people

This week the oregano is ready to be trimmed but I only have four three people in my house who would want a meal with oregano so I need to chillax on the buffet size dishes I make.

I love this marinade and always fall back on it in the summer for chicken bbq’ing but dried oregano is what the original recipe calls for.   My brother-in-law first quickly mentioned these ingredients to me as a marinade for his very gross deer heart that he had just gutted and I mentally recorded it for something a little less horror filmish.

4 or 5  large skinless, boneless chicken breasts.  This works with perfectly with any meat and seafood but marinade time changes

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano or 3 tbsp dried oregano

2 tsp salt

1/4 cup worchestire sauce

2 tbsp dried garlic flakes

1/2 cup lemon juice

Put everything in to a ziplock bag and massage the chicken with marinade.  Let sit for at least 4 hours.    Grill, bake or barbecue.

With 3 tbsp of fresh oregano left from the marinade I added it to some cooked jasmine rice along with lemon juice, salt and fresh feta cheese.    In keeping with the Greek theme I chopped up some fresh cucumbers and sprinkled them with salt n pepper along with a bit of……yup oregano!

So light, flavorful and yummy!  Steve had some plain yogurt and a whole wheat pita with his.

What’s your favorite herb?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Lisa permalink
    November 17, 2010 7:20 pm

    OK, I hate to sound like a broken record, but did you know you can buy marinade in a bottle. Very easy yet tasty too. “Our Compliments” make some excellent marinades.

  2. Lisa permalink
    November 17, 2010 7:21 pm

    What do you mean Steve was training to be a beach patrol guy? Need more info and how is the man doing?

  3. November 18, 2010 1:26 am

    You love my marinade. I’ve just been gone so long that now you think that store bought crap is good 🙂 When I call we’ll talk beach patrol. I’m calling soon, my neck went out so bad today I had to go to the Dr. from the pain. I never do the Dr. so it was bad. xx

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