Left over Yogurt marinate (indian)
I dabbled with a tandoori chicken recipe marinating chicken in yogurt, tons of spices. It was good but I have left over yogurt marinate. I don't want to simply throw it away - anything I can do with it? Obviously, I cannot drink it as it had raw chicken but wondering how it can be used
Interesting question and one I've wondered about as well. I'm no microbiologist, so maybe someone who is can post about whether you can re-use it with more raw chicken.
I always set as big a portion as possible aside and only use minimal amount needed to marinade, and then save the rest for use in a sauce for the cooked protein, or save for a later marinade. It's a lot of work to grind and mix all those spices. and oh so tempting to want to use it in either a cooked sauce for that meal or a prep for another meal.
Once there has been raw chicken, saving that marinade is no longer in the cards here at chez smtucker. The only way I might bend that rule is if I had chicken to add the moment the first chicken was removed.
I find that most recipes for all things tandoori make far too much paste for the amount of protein so, I cover the protein with the marinade a little at a time, being careful not to cross-contaminate, until the protein has enough marinade. Then I store the rest of the marinade for a future use.