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Puerto-Rican Style Marinade
© Tina Rupp

Puerto Rican-Style Marinade

  • TOTAL TIME: 15 MIN
  • SERVINGS: Makes 1/2 cup
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The inspiration for this garlicky marinade was lechón, a slow-roasted Puerto Rican pork dish Bill Kim learned from his mother-in-law. In a twist, he also uses it on turkey cutlets.

  1. 8 garlic cloves, minced
  2. 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  3. 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  4. 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
  5. 3/4 teaspoon curry powder
  6. 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  7. 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  8. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  1. In a mini food processor, process the ingredients to a paste.
Make Ahead Refrigerate for up to 3 days.