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Auberge French Lavender Marinade for Beef, Lamb or Chicken

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“A wonderful marinade for beef, lamb or chicken; this marinade is suffused with the flavours and smells of summer, minus the sound of the bees buzzing! Allow the meats to marinate all day or overnight for a more pronounced flavour as well as being extra moist and juicy. Culinary lavender essence can be bought at specialist cook's shops online or at your local lavender farms. If you cannot get hold of culinary lavender essence, use a handful of lavender flowers, lightly crushed.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lavender honey
  • 5 drops lavender, cooking essence (or lavender flowers, crushed)
  • one crushed garlic clove
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper


  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together and brush over beef, lamb or chicken. Allow the meat to marinate in the marinade for 2 hours minimum and then cook as required.
  2. This marinade is great for the barbeque. If making ahead, store in a covered bottle or jar and keep in the fridge until required.

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