FOFF Kickin’ Kabob Marinade

by Joanne on April 12, 2012

This week’s Fusion of Food and Friends is simply a marinade to be used as you like.  I decided to use the marinade on boneless beef ribs for Ted.  The meat was marinated for 3 hours then put on the grill. Or rather, SUPPOSED to be put on the grill.  We ran out of propane and had to make the best of it on the stove top.  According to Ted, the results were 100% perfect.

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I made the marinade, Ted did the cooking. Just the way I like it.

  • 3 cloves garlic (or 3 tsp minced garlic)
  • 3 tsp paprika
  • 1/2  tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar (I ran out of vinegar so I made up the difference with some red wine that had been open for about 5 days)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lb meat of choice or a vegetarian selection such as tofu or tempeh.

Add all the above EXCEPT oil and meat to a food processor or blender.  Blend until combined then slowly add the oil.

Put the meat in to a bowl, pour the marinade over the top and allow it to soak up the flavor for at least 2 hours.  Make sure you have plenty of propane, put on the grill, cook to your liking and enjoy.

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What I liked best about this marinade is that it didn’t need sugar.  I’ll try it when I have some tofu in the house. Unfortunately, only Ted got to enjoy this weeks FOFF recipe.

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The results:  Ted liked it.  It brought out the flavor of the meat without covering it up.  He said it was similar to the Lebanese marinade used for chicken but not as strong in flavor.

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Next week:  Spicy Sweet Potato Fries – awesome!

Hey guys, just a friendly request: Please give me a thought or two and a blessing if you will for a really great run on Monday when I take on the Boston Marathon for the second time.  It’ll mean a lot.  Smile

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  • At 2012.04.12 17:59, Bonnie said:

    Sending you positive thoughts now, and all day on Monday.
    Is there a way we can track your progress Monday?
    You’ve trained, and now your hard work will pay off!

    • At 2012.04.13 11:28, Joanne said:

      Bib 18633. At&t offers a tracking app for your phone or your computer. If you go to, you can find the link.

      • At 2012.04.12 18:58, Beth said:

        I wonder if that’s MY Bonnie commenting up there? : ) Good luck at Boston. I’m sure you’ll be amazing. You’re my running hero. (In fact, I think I saw you at the grocery store a few weeks ago and I was too intimidated to say hello!)

        • At 2012.04.13 11:29, Joanne said:

          You’re too funny.

          • At 2012.04.13 01:17, Julie said:

            Yummy! THat looks really delicious! I just got hungry…

            • At 2012.04.13 11:29, Joanne said:


              • At 2012.04.13 08:08, Amy said:

                I have just bought a grillpan just like yours, only that mine is square format! Very nice marinade, I’ll give this a try.

                • At 2012.04.13 11:29, Joanne said:

                  I’ve had that one way too long. It’s time for another.

                  • At 2012.04.13 09:24, misszippy said:

                    Oh yum! Looks amazing.

                    So Monday–are you in wave 2? I am riding up on the Bauman bus–can we use that perhaps as a landmark to meet up in the Athlete’s Village? Barring that, I am headed to McCormick & Schmick’s bar immediately post race for a beer. Would love to meet you!

                    I just saw high of 88 now–how is this possible?!

                    • At 2012.04.13 11:31, Joanne said:

                      I’m banking on those weather guys being wrong again. If not, I’ll manage my fueling a little bit differently and count on a slow, scenic run from Hopkinton to Boston.

                      • At 2012.04.13 09:55, Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed said:

                        Looks yummy… and yes, love a man that cooks 🙂

                        Good luck! Stay hydrated, can’t believe how hot it’s going to be!

                        • At 2012.04.13 11:31, Joanne said:

                          Thanks. The sun is energizing right? Let’s just go with that.

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