Mayonnaise is the perfect base for a marinade. Here, it takes the place of oil and keeps the marinade ingredients suspended. The lime juice cuts through the richness of the smoky chipotle marinade, and the beer adds depth of flavor. Use for steak, pork, chicken, or fish (especially tuna or halibut steaks).
In a blender, purée the chipotles and the adobo sauce until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. In the blender, purée the onion, beer, cilantro, lime juice, and a large pinch of salt. Transfer the mixture to a large nonreactive bowl. Fold in the mayonnaise and 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the chipotle purée, to taste. (Refrigerate the remaining purée for another use; it will keep in an airtight container for at least 1 month.)
Make Ahead Tips
The marinade will keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
For a complete south-of-the-border meal, serve with our Mexican Grilled Corn on the Cob.
nutrition information (per serving):
per 1 Tbs., Calories
4.5, Fat Calories
40, Saturated Fat
0, Monounsaturated Fat
1, Polyunsaturated Fat
Photo: Scott Phillips