Chef Bill Kim makes this curry-and-chile-spiced marinade inspired by lechón, a slow-roasted Puerto Rican pork dish that he learned from his mother-in-law. Because the flavors are intense, it's best to scrape off the marinade before grilling. More Spicy Recipes

Bill Kim
July 2011

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© Tina Rupp

Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
4 to 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a mini food processor, combine the garlic, oregano, paprika, chile powder, curry and salt and process until the garlic is chopped. Add the vinegar and olive oil and process to a paste.

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  • Rub the marinade onto the turkey cutlets and let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

  • Light a grill. Scrape the marinade off of the turkey cutlets. Brush the cutlets with vegetable oil and grill over moderately high heat, turning once, until lightly charred and cooked through, about 5 minutes total. Serve hot.

Make Ahead

The marinade can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Notes

Variation The marinade is also great for pork chops and pork tenderloin.

Serve With

Black beans and yellow rice.

Suggested Pairing

Tropical South African Chenin Blanc.