Red Wine Marinade


Makes 1 litre (1 3⁄4 pts)
750ml (1 bottle) red wine
100ml (3fl oz) red wine vinegar
150ml (1⁄4 pint) olive oil
1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 onions sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried thyme


Bring all the ingredients to the boil, boil for 2 minutes, then allow to cool. Immerse the meat in it as desired, from 2 hours to 2 days. Wipe dry thoroughly before browning and use as the cooking liquid if desired.