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We have this one on frequent rotation! It’s super-easy and we’ve even been known to throw a bit in with our salads to jazz them up.  We use fresh herbs (but in a pinch y’all can easily use those pre-chopped herbs that come in the little containers in the produce section of the grocery with great success)

All you need is the following …

The Belles’ Favorite Summer Marinade

From Epicurious

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 t. hot red pepper flakes

1/4t.   Coarse ground black pepper

1/2 t. Coarse salt (we are big fans of Pink Himalayan sea salt

4 strips lemon zest  

3 cloves garlic , crushed and minced 

1/4 cup fresh parsley 

1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil, cilantro, dill, oregano, or a mix of all four (we like basil, cilantro and oregano)

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Combine lemon juice, hot pepper flakes, pepper, and salt in a non-reactive (glass, ceramic or stainless steel) bowl and whisk until salt crystals are dissolved

Add lemon zest, garlic, parsley and basil. Stir or whisk in the olive oil.  Stir before using . 

Now the original recipe states that the joy of this recipe lies in its freshness. Very true, but we have had it around for several days and still thoroughly enjoyed its flavor. 

If you need the Pink Himalayan sea salt…which you do…you can get it on Amazon or your local grocery should carry it

And here’s is a pic of the short cut herb you can use…

Let the marinatin’ and grillin’ season begin!