It’s officially Summer and HOT around here! My husband just recently purchased a new tank of propane because I like to do the majority of cooking outside so I can keep my little tiny house cool. Believe it or not, but it heats up fast! I purchased my grill last year and have fallen in love how awesome it is, so I couldn’t wait to fire it up again this year! So, to kick off this summer of grilling, I decided to kick it up a notch and marinade some yummy and spicy surf (shrimp) and turf (chicken) for my hubby and I! I don’t marinade all that much but that’s something I definitely want to change going forward. Marinades bring so much flavor to meat. And with this recipe, El Yucateco brings heat too! So, let’s spice it up with this El Yucateco Hot Sauce Marinade recipe and pair it with one of our favorite foods– alfredo sauce and noodles! Yum!
El Yucateco Hot Sauce Marinade
I love Marinades because you can throw all the meat and the marinade right into a zip top baggy and throw it into the fridge until it’s ready! For this recipe I used about 5 raw chicken tenders and 30 or so raw and peeled shrimp with their tails still on.
For the marinade, I used the delicious and creamy El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce– 3 tablespoons worth! This sauce is full of spices and you can really taste the pepper because they use less vinegar in their recipe. I love that! You can find this creamy and delicious sauce at Publix. There are 3 different flavors to choose from (I got two of the three–pictured below): Red Sauce, Green Sauce and XXX Hot Sauce (Kutbilik). They are SO GOOD!
I also used 1/4 cup distilled vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup chicken broth, 1 tablespoon dried minced onion and 3 freshly minced garlic clothes. Just measure all that out and throw it into a large plastic baggy and let it marinade in the refrigerator for 1-8 hours. The longer you let it marinade, the more flavor will be infused into the meat! For me, I let it sit about 4 hours before grilling.
- 3 tablespoons El Yucateco Red Hot Sauce
- ¼ cup distilled vinegar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
- 3 cloves fresh minced garlic
- 5-6 raw chicken tenders
- 30 peeled shrimp with tails on
- Add all marinade ingredients into a large plastic zip top baggy.
- Close baggy and shake to combine all ingredients.
- Open baggy and add all the meat.
- Close and make sure all meat is submerged in the marinade, then refrigerate for 1-8 hours. The longer the marinade sits, the more the flavors will infuse into the meat.
After I marinated them, I threw them on the grill and cooked them for about 10-15 minutes on medium-high. Since they are smaller pieces of meat they don’t take as long to cook. Be careful that the shrimp doesn’t fall between the grill pieces. I had a few casualties, and I was sad.
The alfredo sauce is home made and totally delicious.. If you’ve never made alfredo sauce from scratch before, you’re totally missing out. This recipe is the BEST alfredo I have ever had. And it’s SO SO Easy.. And I am not just tooting my own horn here!
Homemade Alfredo Sauce
To make the Alfredo, melt a stick of real butter into a pan over medium heat and mince 4-5 cloves of garlic into it. Allow the butter to melt and bubble and the garlic to toast a bit, all while stirring to avoid burning. Once the garlic has toasted to a light brown, add 2 or so cups of heavy whipping cream. Bring all of that to a boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring ocassionally. Turn off the heat and add 2 cups of real shredded parmesan cheese. Stir constantly and let it thicken up while the cheese melts. pour over cooked pasta and add salt and pepper to taste.
- 1 stick butter
- 4-5 cloves minced garlic
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups real grated parmesan cheese
- salt & pepper to taste
- In a large pan on medium heat, melt butter and toast minced garlic.
- Once butter is melted and starts to bubble, add heavy cream to pan and bring to a boil. Be sure to constantly stir the sauce while cooking.
- Allow cream to bubble for 2-3 minutes, then turn off the heat.
- Stir in the cheese and allow it to melt completely while stirring constantly.
- Give the sauce a few minutes to thicken up, then pour over your choice of cooked pasta.
- Top with the spicy surf and turf meat made with El Yucateco Hot Sauce.
So rich, so creamy, yum! I absolutely love the kick of spice that the El Yucateco hot sauce gives to the meat. It’s also a great balance of flavors with the creamy alfredo sauce. This would be a perfect meal for a romantic dinner at home. So good!
And, to make this post even hotter, I am hosting a giveaway for the chance to win a Webber grill, a cooler full of El Yucateco products and tools– the Ultimate Grilling Package worth $1,000!
What recipe would you create with El Yucateco Hot Sauces? Let me know in the comments below!