Simple Speedy Thai Marinade for Seafood, Chicken or Red Meat

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If you're suffering from flavour fatigue (it's a real thing!), give this delicious-yet-simple marinade a try. It works beautifully with prawns (shrimp), chicken or red meat. And the best part is that it is designed to impart its flavours in 15 minutes! So it's perfect for quick dinners after a long day at the office.

Ingredients

Juice of two limes
2 tablespoons oil of your choice. Purists use peanut oil in Thai recipes, but honestly I often just use olive oil and it still tastes awesome
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 chilli, finely diced. You choose the variety of chilli and whether to leave the seeds in or remove them, according to how much heat you want in your meal.

Method

Place all ingredients in a flat dish and mix with a fork to combine.
Now place your seafood, chicken or red meat into the marinade.
Mix to coat everything and leave to sit for 15 minutes before pan frying or barbecuing.

Enjoy!

Zingy Lime & Avocado Dressing

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This dressing combines the zing of jalapenos with the creaminess of avocado. I love it with a simple green salad or a Mexican rice salad.

Ingredients

1/2 avocado
Juice of 3 limes (4 if your limes are a little dry!)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
OPTIONAL for a spicy kick!: 1/2 - 1 Jalapeno pepper, diced (or pickled Japapenos, or chilli powder) to taste. Make sure you add a tiny bit at first and then add more to taste. 
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Place all ingredients in a bullet blender and pulse until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning/consistency if necessary.

Serve with your favourite salad - or try THIS RECIPE!