Sweet Curry Marinade With Buttermilk

"From The Cook's Illustrated Guide to Grilling and Barbecue, by the staff of Cook's Illustrated Magazine, (America's Test Kitchen, 2005). This marinade is perfect for lamb kebabs. Makes enough for 2 1/4 lbs. meat and yields about 3/4 cup marinade."
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Ready In:
2hrs 5mins
3/4 cup




  • Combine buttermilk, lemon juice, garlic, brown sugar, curry powder, red pepper flakes, coriander, chili powder, salt and pepper in a gallon size resealable plastic bag or large nonreactive bowl in which meat can marinate.
  • Add whatever meat you're using and marinate for 2 hours unrefrigerated, and up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.

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  1. Why oh Why is there only one other review? This is absolutely fantastic!! I marinaded chucks of chicken and skewered them and put them on the grill. Absolutely outstanding. Just the right amount of curry, sweet and spice.
  2. I used this marinade for some chicken ribs and they turned out beautiful, not too spicy and lovely & moist, a winner marinade. Thanks for posting!


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