Rosemary and Balsamic Marinade

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Recipe by English_Rose

The classic choice of herb to go with this super-simple combination of olive oil and balsamic vinegar is the beautifully fragrant rosemary. But fresh thyme and oregano are good alternatives. Can be used to prepare- 6 Lamb steaks or 4 Beef steaks or 4 Fish fillets or 8 Chicken thighs or drumsticks.

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  1. The marinade- In a shallow, non-metallic dish, mix together all the ingredients except for the honey. (If you are using a vinegar that is not thick, first boil double the amount in a shallow pan for 3–5 minutes until syrupy and reduced, then cool.)
  2. Season the mixture and add the meat or fish. Rub well all over and cover. For meat, marinate for 2 hours in the fridge or overnight. Fish should be marinated for up to 30 minutes in the fridge; any longer and the acidic vinegar will start 'cooking' the fish.
  3. To cook Once the fish or meat has been placed on the grill or barbecue, mix the honey in with the excess marinade. Baste the food while cooking; the sugars in the honey will start to caramelise and allow the marinade to adhere to the food like a glaze.

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