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Dirty Martini Marinade

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(Courtesy of "Marinades," Harvard Common Press). Yield: about 2/3 cup (enough for 4 to 6 servings).

Olive brine and vodka are the main ingredients or substitute gin for the vodka.


1-gallon zip-top bag

¼ cup olive brine (from a jar of green olives)

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons vodka

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon dry vermouth

¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 garlic clove, minced

½ teaspoon onion powder

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper


Measure the olive brine, oil, vodka, lemon juice, vermouth, Worcestershire, garlic and onion powder into a 1-gallon zip-top bag and shake or squeeze until blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Suggested uses: cubes of boneless, skinless chicken thighs or beef sirloin (marinated 2 hours to overnight), skewered and grilled; salmon fillets (marinated 20 to 45 minutes), baked en papillote.

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