Turkish Garlic Yogurt Marinade
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
From Barbecue! Bible Sauces, Rubs and Marinades by Steven Raichlen.
2 cplain whole milk yogurt
1/2 cextra virgin olive oil
3 Tbspfresh lemon juice
1onion, finely chopped
3 clovegarlic, minced
1 tspcoarse salt, kosher salt, or sea salt
1/2 tspfreshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsphot pepper flakes, to taste
How to Make Turkish Garlic Yogurt Marinade
- Place the yogurt in a strainer lined with paper towels. Set the strainer over a large bowl and allow the yogurt to drain for 2 hours in the refrigerator. You can save the resulting whey for drinking. (If you're in a hurry, you can omit this step -- the marinade will be very nearly as rich.)
- Place the drained yogurt in a bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients. The marinade works best used within a few hours of making.
- 2 cups is enough to marinate 2 to 3 pounds of meat.