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Old 02.11.2011, 22:55
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orange (colour, not fruit) chicken marinade

Does anyone know how that bright orange chicken marinade you find on all roast chickens (migros, coop, street vans) is made? I'll be leaving Switzerland soon and would love to be able to recreate it.

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Old 02.11.2011, 23:12
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Does anyone know how that bright orange chicken marinade you find on all roast chickens (migros, coop, street vans) is made? I'll be leaving Switzerland soon and would love to be able to recreate it.

Thanks!


Seriously?

Ah well, one does miss what one becomes accustomed to, particularly as flavors and scents become associated with location.

Going by what I remember of the flavor though, this recipe looks like it probably will be pretty close:
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Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Small Brown Onion (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Finely Grated Lemon Zest
  • 1 Tablespoon of Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of Paprika
  • ˝ Teaspoon of Chili Powder
  • ˝ Teaspoon of Crushed Garlic (optional)
  • 1 Splash of Tabasco Sauce (optional)
  • Freshly Ground Sea Salt (season to taste)
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper (season to taste)
I would hazard to say though that there is no Tabasco in the local marinates and quite a bit of salt. Also, if I were trying to duplicate Coop's marinade, I'd only use probably a quarter teaspoon of chili powder but boost the paprika (sweet paprika it is, some places there are a few to choose from) by the other quarter-teaspoon "missing" from the chili powder.

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Method

  1. Peel and finely dice the onion
  2. Squeeze lemon to extract at least 1 tablespoon’s worth of lemon juice
  3. Finely grate lemon zest (this recipe calls for 1 tablespoon’s worth of lemon zest)
  4. Select a large mixing bowl add the finely diced onion, the olive oil, the chili powder, the paprika, the garlic, the sea salt, the black pepper, a splash of Tabasco sauce, the lemon zest and finally the lemon juice.
  5. Mix well to ensure that all of the paprika marinade’s ingredients are well and truly thoroughly combined.
  6. Transfer marinade (still in mixing bowl) to the refrigerator to lightly chill for 5 minutes or so.
  7. Once; lightly chilled, remove marinade from refrigerator, add meat and toss to ensure even coverage of meat with marinade.
  8. Return meat and marinade to refrigerator to marinate for at least another 15 minutes prior to cooking.
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Old 02.11.2011, 23:14
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Re: orange (colour, not fruit) chicken marinade

You can probably read the ingredients on the packet...

likely in commercial marinade:

MSG
salt and pepper
chilli extract
red food colouring
starch to make it 'stick'

If you are exhibiting addiction-like symptoms, it's probably the MSG...
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Re: orange (colour, not fruit) chicken marinade

Most rotisserie chicken marinades also contain brown sugar, as well as the ingredients in the recipe above. And quite a lot of brown sugar at that.

I'd say brown sugar, oregano, lemon, oil, salt, pepper and paprika would be my classic minimal recipe.

Now, if only I knew where to buy brown sugar in Switzerland
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You can probably read the ingredients on the packet...

likely in commercial marinade:

MSG
salt and pepper
chilli extract
red food colouring
starch to make it 'stick'

If you are exhibiting addiction-like symptoms, it's probably the MSG...
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Most rotisserie chicken marinades also contain brown sugar, as well as the ingredients in the recipe above. And quite a lot of brown sugar at that.

I'd say brown sugar, oregano, lemon, oil, salt, pepper and paprika would be my classic minimal recipe.

Now, if only I knew where to buy brown sugar in Switzerland

So, you're both saying that I probably gave them a bit more credit than due in their "recipe"?
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Re: orange (colour, not fruit) chicken marinade

mmmm...didn't know there was such a negative attitude towards this particular marinade. Is it really that unhealthy???? (even the fresher looking roadside ones which I love), sniff sniff??
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Does anyone know how that bright orange chicken marinade you find on all roast chickens (migros, coop, street vans) is made? I'll be leaving Switzerland soon and would love to be able to recreate it.

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Here you go.
http://www.streumi.ch/Produkte
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mmmm...didn't know there was such a negative attitude towards this particular marinade. Is it really that unhealthy???? (even the fresher looking roadside ones which I love), sniff sniff??
I wouldn't say it IS or ISN'T "healthy" just that to me, the dominant flavor I taste with it is salt. It is called "paprika" on the packaging, so it must contain some paprika and sweet paprika powder really doesn't have much taste.

Some of the places I've lived, BBQ sauces are something of an art form, competitions about who has the best BBQ are a big deal. The "marinade" on the "BBQ" items here really is not very flavorful in comparison.

All the same, if you enjoyed it while here, I can understand you wanting to be able to duplicate the flavor when you move on. After all, I get cravings for some things now that I didn't even particularly like before, all because I can't have it (or it is very different) here.
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