Inasal

Prep. Time   15 minutes
Cook Time  45 minutes
Total Time   1 hour
Yield             6 servings

Ingredients:

Inasal Marinade

  • 1⁄4 cup anatto oil (recipe below)
  • 3  garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1  stalk lemongrass, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 3  tablespoons freshly squeezed limes (squeezed calamansi or lime juice)
     *juice from tamarind (1/4 cup) or tamarind paste (1 1/2 tbsp) is traditional
  • 1 Teaspoon grated lime / lemon rind
  • 2  tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1  tablespoon sugar
  • 2  teaspoons salt
  • 1  teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 1⁄2 lbs chicken, cut into pieces

Anatto Oil

  • 2  cups vegetable oil
  • 6  whole garlic cloves
  • 2  bay leaves
  • 2  ancho chilies, crushed, stemmed and seeded
  • Anatto Seeds

Preparation:

  • Put all marinade ingredients in a food processor, and pulse until smooth.
  • Coat chicken evenly and let it rest in marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  • Cook over grill, basting with marinade regularly.

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