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Blueberry & Rosemary Marinade

Author: Juli


  • 1/3 cup rosemary
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 T salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 T blueberry flavored balsamic vinegar glaze crema di balsamico
  • 1 T Sriracha


  • Give the blueberries in a mixing bowl and mix with a blender until you have a thick blueberry puree - set aside
  • Give the rosemary, salt and 1 T olive oil in narrow mixing bowl or mortar and mix or pestle until you have a thick green paste and the rosemary is completely smooth
  • Add the remaining 1 T olive oil, salt and pepper and mix/ pestle again
  • Now add the balsamic vinegar glaze, sriracha and blueberry puree and stir until everything is well incorporated


For this recipe, as well as almost all my marinades I recommend to use a mortar or hand-held blender. If you follow this step by step instructions the marinade turns out much smoother and creamier and less chunky in my experience. If you don't care you can just thow everything in a food processor and blend until smooth. But it gets way creamier when you follow the above description.
To marinade the meat I always use a freezer bag. I pour all the marinade in a large bag, add the meat and let marinade at room temperature for 1 h or in the fridge up to 24 h.
The recipe is enough for 1 kg beef, if you don't need all the marinade at once just freeze the remaining for later use
I had some marinade left in the bag and glazed the meat again and again during the grilling process. Try this! I highly recommend it!