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Curried Yogurt Marinade

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This spicy, smoky-flavored marinade tenderizes poultry and meat while contributing a subtle curry flavor.

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  1. 1 dried ancho chile
  2. 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  3. 1 tablespoon Madras curry powder
  4. 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  5. 2 cups plain yogurt
  6. 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  1. In a small bowl, cover the ancho chile with hot water. Let soak until softened, about 20 minutes. Drain the chile, reserving 2 tablespoons of the soaking liquid. Halve, stem and seed the ancho.
  2. In a blender, combine the garlic and ancho and blend until finely chopped. Add the curry powder, oil and the reserved ancho soaking liquid and blend until smooth. Blend in the yogurt. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the onion.
Serve With Any kind of beefsteak, lamb, chicken: marinate 8 to 12 hours.