1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
1/4 cup asian fish sauce
4 cloves garlic -- coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons ginger -- freshly grated
1 lime -- juiced
1 tablespoon sugar
1 small red chile -- coarsely chopped
In a blender or food processor, puree ingredients until smooth, about 30 seconds. Arrange meat in a shallow non-reactive dish or resealable plastic bag. Add marinade; rub gently into meat. Cover; refrigerate 12-24 hours, turning meat occasionally.
Before cooking, remove meat from refrigerator and let it come to a cool room temperature. Cook as desired, basting occasionally with marinade during the first half of cooking.
Pairs Well With
This is one of my husband's favorite recipies. We use with chicken thighs. He loves the sauce and says it tastes better reheated later as leftovers. It came from a Martha Stewart Living article about marinades.