Marinade Recipes

Take your grilling game into 5-star territory with delicious marinade recipes for steak, pork chops, kalbi ribs, fajitas, and more.

Staff Picks

Best Steak Marinade in Existence

Rating: 4.5 stars 4458
What's the secret? Soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and a few dried herbs. Now you know.

The Best Steak Marinade

Rating: 4.5 stars 886
We use this marinade for rib steaks, but can be used for almost any cut of beef.

Lisa's Favorite Carne Asada Marinade

Rating: 5 stars 608
This carne asada marinade is the secret to tender, grilled flank steak.

Beef or Chicken Marinade

Rating: 4.5 stars 348
This dark, rich marinade can be used with any type of beef or chicken. If you want it spicy, mix in the chopped hot peppers of your choice. Yummy!

Brine for Smoked Salmon

Rating: 5 stars 88
A salmon brine made with lots of citrus flavors. Also great for trout.

Mojo Grilling Marinade

Rating: 4.5 stars 106
This mojo marinade is delicious for use with meats and fish before grilling. It's a great marinade for grilled flank steak, whole pork loins, and on whole rotisserie chickens! Meat and chicken should be marinated overnight, fish only needs one hour.

Garlic and Herb Marinade

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
Easy and versatile. A nice alternative to bottled dressings for marinade! This one includes garlic, thyme and Italian-style seasonings.

Korean BBQ Chicken Marinade

Rating: 4.5 stars 555
This sauce is from the very popular 'chicken bowls' in my hometown. It's very tasty! Use it as a marinade for chicken, or to baste chicken while grilling. Increase the hot chile paste as desired. Four tablespoons is usually as much as anyone can take!

Best Pork Chop Marinade

Rating: 4.5 stars 191
This is the best pork chop marinade I've ever tasted. I starting throwing things together in a bowl and I'm so glad I wrote it down...try this! Flavor is best when pork is grilled.

Kalbi Marinade

Rating: 5 stars 8
This very flavorful marinade can be used for chicken pieces, beef steaks, ribs, pork ribs, or chops. It works best when you can marinate overnight!

Marinade for Steak

Rating: 4.5 stars 782
This is a great marinade recipe for any cut of meat. I like to use it as a steak marinade for cube, or skirt, or anything in between. It contains basic ingredients that, when combined and allowed to blend, will give you a tender, juicy piece of meat every time.

Inspiration and Ideas

Italian Chicken Marinade
Rating: Unrated 274
"The whole family loved it! Super easy to make and perfect for busy weekdays." – Onn Ngamwattana
How to Marinate Chicken Right
Here's how to get the best results from your flavor-infusing chicken marinades, plus important safety tips for marinating chicken.
The Best Steak Marinade
Rating: 4.5 stars 887

This blend of soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce makes an easy and tasty marinade for steak.