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Hot and Spicy Strawberry Marinade

Author: Juli


  • 4 medium to large strawberries
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1-3 red chilis
  • 7-10 curry leaves
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp of each salt and pepper
  • 3 T olive oil


  • If you use fresh chili grill it in the oven until black and remove the green and skin
  • Give all the ingredients except the strawberries into a food processor and mix until smooth, the add the strawberries and pulse short until incorporated
  • If you want to use a mortar as I did you should allow a little time and work the ingredients to a thick paste.
  • Start with the garlic, salt and 1 T of olive oil and pestle until you get a smooth paste of the color and consistency of lukewarm butter
  • Then add the pepper, chili and curry leaves and work through the paste until the leaves and chili is fully incorporated
  • Now add the lemon juice and strawberries and pestle again
  • At last add the remaining oil and pestle until the oil is fully incorporated


If you want to marinade steak, give the paste and the meat into a freezer bag and store at room temperature for 2 hours or in the fridge for 4 hours.
Remove all the marinade from the meat and give it to a very hot frying pan with a little oil in it and fry from both sides until crisp
Either reduce the heat now and let the meat set in the pan for a few minutes or give it to the oven and let it set there. No matter where you decide to let the meat cook, add the remaining marinade and fully cover the meat with it.
For steak sandwiches I recommend to cut finer stripes as it's easier to eat this way.