When I’m pressed for time, I like to cook up something simple but tasty. Being Mozambican born and raised, most of the dishes I cook have a Portuguese and mediterranean influence. Tonight I grilled some chicken breasts marinaded in a typical Portuguese “basic” marinade. The equivalent of a “prego roll” but with chicken. This always goes down well with the family. I see so many variations of this marinade, but this is the recipe I picked up from my mother.
Basic Portuguese Marinade
4 Chopped Fresh Garlic Cloves
1 cup White wine for white meat or Red wine for red meats
3 Tsp Olive Oil
1/4 cup Freshly squeezed lemon Juice
3 Large Bay leaves