Italian Parmesan Paste Spice Rub



I’m famous for forgetting to marinade the meat when we plan a BBQ.  It’s not that I’m really a naturally forgetful person, it’s just that life get’s pretty busy around here and I’m easily distracted by such things as arguing over the remote control or iPad, a child letting out a blood curdling scream indicating a life-threatening injury (100% false alarms so far), the phone ringing, an “I’m hungry”, or my toilet-training toddler demanding I escort her to the bathroom.  But when Mr8 fires up the Webber and asks if the meat is ready, a sense of dread and panic comes over me as I remember that moment this morning when I was ABOUT TO marinade the meat.  But not any more, this is my new “Go-To” recipe for nights when the meat is not marinaded and the BBQ is ready to go.  This one can be mixed-up and ready to smother all over your meat in minutes.  And Mr8 has proclaimed it to be his favourite marinade.

Italian Parmesan Paste Spice Rub


1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar

2 Tbl Dried Basil

2 Tbl Dried Oregano

1 Tbl Freshly Ground Black Pepper

4 Cloves Garlic, Minced


Combine all ingredients and stir to combine.

Spread over both sides of your steak or chicken and cook to your liking.

Notes:  If using marinade on chicken breasts, ensure the chicken is cooked through before eating.  If the juices run clear when you pierce the chicken with a fork and the meat is no longer pink inside, it is cooked.

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