Top 3 Seasoning/Marinades to Try (Thanksgiving Turkey)

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Seasonings and marinades are endless, with so many different combinations. I thought this would be a great time to share my top 3 favorite seasoning/marinades, since Thanksgiving is around the corner. Heck the holidays are here! Get adventurous and try something new for your tastebuds! Best of all, you can try them for lunch or dinner today! If you enjoy them, double or triple the recipe for a turkey! Meats can get pretty boring with the same ol salt and pepper. In fact, I never make meats with just salt and pepper. Not sure why, but it does not satisfy my palette much.

My Top 3 Favorite Marinades/Seasoning

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Capers and Olives

Capers and Olives Marinade

If you love that vinegar tangy taste than this marinade is for you. You don’t need much to make your chicken thighs extra tasty. I like using this marinade best with chicken thighs since they are already super juicy and won’t dry out, as the capers and olives infuse into the chicken. Serve with a side of asparagus and/or rice.

Capers and Olives Marinade Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of capers

  • 2 tbsp of Spanish olives (pitted)

  • 2-3 tbsp of olive or capers juice

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • 1 tsp of ground oregano

  • 1/2 tsp of onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • Serves 4 (1.5 lb of meat or fish)

Asian Dressing

This is a favorite in my home and I actually made chicken for lunch and dinner with this dressing today! There are a few different ways I make this dressing. Depends if I am in a rush or not. I serve it with just about anything. Salads, rice and vegetables, tacos and on lettuce as well, with sriracha sauce. There is a pre-made salad I buy at Whole Foods that sells an Asian salad. It pairs well when I make chicken or beef with this dressing. I decided to call my dressing an Asian dressing as well.

Asian Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of Soy Sauce (I use Amino Acids)

  • 2 tbsp of honey or brown sugar

  • 1 tsp of fish sauce

  • 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes

  • 1 tsp of sriracha sauce

  • 1/2 lime, squeezed

  • 1/2 tsp of onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder

  • Pepper

  • 2 tbsp of olive oil

  • Serves 4 (1.5 lb of meat or fish)

Rosemary Thyme Seasoning with Parmesan

Rosemary and thyme remind me of cozy rainy days. My top herb seasoning for my thanksgiving turkey, potatoes and chicken soup. For roasted potatoes, I love adding parmesan cheese, limes/lemons and cilantro. I will be making a post on my exact turkey herb seasoning soon.

Rosemary Thyme Seasoning with Parmesan Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp of dried rosemary

  • 1/4 tsp of dried thyme

  • 1/4 tsp of dried cilantro

  • 1/4 tsp of garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp of onion powder

  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, shredded

  • 1 lime or lemon

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Enough for a 1 lb of baby potatoes

These seasoning can be adjusted to the portion size you are making. I enjoy it with meats and vegetables. Especially when making:

What are your favorite go to seasonings and marinades?

Enjoy!

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