Marinade Recipes

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Beef or Chicken Marinade

Rating: 4.6 stars
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!

Mojo Grilling Marinade

Rating: 4.61 stars
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.

Zippy-Zoo Marinade

Rating: 4.66 stars
A most flavorful and spicy marinade that has a Thai-style influence with a ginger kick. Great on pork and chicken.

Doreen's Steak Marinade

Rating: 4.58 stars
This is one of my favorite marinades when we eat red meat!

Brine for Smoked Salmon

Rating: 4.78 stars
Salmon brine is made with lots of citrus flavor. It is also excellent for trout. This recipe makes enough to brine two large salmon fillets.

Garlic and Herb Marinade

Rating: 4.54 stars
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: 4.62 stars
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 Steak Marinade in Existence

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is a family recipe that has been developed only over the last 5 years. In this short time it's made me famous in our close circle, but until now I've never shared it with anyone.

Best Pork Chop Marinade

Rating: 4.69 stars
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
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 I

Rating: 4.57 stars
This here's a great marinade for any cut of beef, but I like to use it on steak. 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
"The whole family loved it! Super easy to make and perfect for busy weekdays." – Onn Ngamwattana

Easy Chicken Marinades for Simple Grilling

These easy grilled chicken marinades combine big flavors with almost no prep work. 

Best Ever Carne Asada Marinade

Rating: 4.75 stars

This traditional Mexican carne asada marinade recipe will marinade 5 or 6 pounds of meat and can be easily halved or doubled. I've tried many carne asada recipes through the years, and this one outshines them all. The flavors are the most flavorful and authentic and the meat is pull-apart tender. I suggest marinating overnight for the best results. Muy delicioso!