The other day, I was talking to Sheaffer on the phone while she was in the grocery store and I heard her say something about buying pineapple juice. And then my ears perked up.
What? Pineapple juice? That sounds interesting. She told me it was for a marinade that they make in her family all the time. As she described this marinade, I knew I had to make it. So simple, so flavorful and so perfect for spring and summer.
We used this marinade for grilling chicken breasts but it would be delicious on salmon or shrimp too! I really think this will become a staple recipe in our house! As you can see from the picture above, we grilled our chicken and then garnished it with pineapple chunks and green onions…perfection.
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup cooking Sherry (optional, see below)
1 (6 ounce) can of pineapple juice
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Place your protein (in our case, we used a pound of chicken breasts) in a large baggie with all of the ingredients above. Stick the baggie in the fridge and marinate as long as you can (we did 24 hours) turning bag periodically to make sure everything is nice and coated.
Discard marinade before grilling.
As for the cooking Sherry, I don’t use cooking Sherry, so I didn’t want to spend the money to buy an entire bottle and only use 1/4 cup…so I left it out and my marinade was fabulous. If you have it, use it…but if you don’t, feel free to leave it out.
As for the canned pineapple juice, you will find it on the fruit juice aisle. Usually six cans come in a package. I will save my extra cans for more marinades this summer or for pouring into my smoothies in place of water. Yummy!
Thank you Sheaffer for the yummy recipe!!