Cilantro is not for everyone, but this herby fresh tasting marinade is perfect for those of us who love it. It is similar to salsa verde, but much simpler, and a perfect foil for bland flavored vegetable proteins like firm tofu or tempeh, and also for chicken and fish. Cilantro has the added benefit of being anti-microbial, particularly in combination with lime juice as here. Use it to grill, bake en papillotte or steam. It’s delicious.
1. On a chopping board, chop the scallions and the cilantro until they are both finely chopped together and well combined.
2. In a bowl, whisk the olive oil and lime juice together. Add the chopped cilantro and scallions and mix well. It will be pasty rather than runny, so add a little more oil or lime juice if it seems too dry.
3. Smear all over the protein of your choice and let sit for at least 30 minutes, longer is better. Turn occasionally. Cook.
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