We go from Star Wars Day to Cinqo de Mayo tomorrow. There are tons of recipes for all kinds of traditional Mexican cuisine both here and at Central. If different is what you’re after, though, how about this killer Tequila Porterhouse Steak? It’s from Rick Browne’s terrific book, The Ultimate Guide to Grilling.
Lemon grass makes a nice houseplant and a continuous supplier of lemony stalks–simply root a stalk in water and then plant it in a pot. Put it in partial sun and it will grow and separate. This marinade is excellent with chicken and fish. Warning: the marinade tastes so good your will want to drink it. Go ahead, call it lemon grass tea. Use this marinade for poultry, fish, or pork, or as a dressing for a salad. Dave serves it over noodles and calls it a pseudo-curry.
Here is a typical Jamaican jerk rub that can be used on any meat or fish. Feel free to improvise and add ginger, bay leaves, and coriander if you like.