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Apr 23, 2007 12:22 PM

favorite MARINADE recipes for the grill

I love to grill throughout the summer, always looking for new marinades to alter the flavor of dinner. What are your favorite marinades/recipes for food on the grill? Chicken, fish, pork, etc..

my standard for chicken or pork (and veggies too) is a mixture of lemon (juice & zest), hot pepper flakes, garlic, parsley, dill, basil, S&P, EVOO

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  1. I love chimichurri both as a marinade and condiment! Awesome on all types of grilled meats.....

    1/2 Cup Olive Oil
    1/2 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
    1/2 Cup Yellow Onion; finely minced
    1 Tablespoon Garlic, finely minced
    1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley; chopped
    1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
    1/2 teaspoon dried red chili pepper (add more if you want some kick)
    1 1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/4 cup sweet red pepper; finely minced
    1 teaspoon laurel or bay leaf flakes

    Mix all of the ingredients well allow to rest for at least 2 hours. Best if prepared overnight.

    1. You might like this one from epicurious, I think it's my favorite chicken marinade recipe, flavors are top-notch. For the chili sauce, I usually just sub some canned chipotles & their sauce mixed with the lime juice and mayo....I've done the ancho-chili version which is good but for the work involved the flavor of the chipotles seemed much better:

      1. My all purpose (just because I usually have the ingredients on hand)
        Olive oil
        Black pepper, coarsely cracked
        1 orange, zested and juiced
        Worchester to taste
        3 large cloves garlic. smashed
        1/2 bunch parsely, roughly chopped/"bruised"

        that strained and salted is good for deglazing....

        1. This is really good on steak tips- although it sounds odd: mix equal parts ketchup, italian dressing and coca cola. Marinate and grill. I am gong to try it on chicken and shrimp. I even hate to tell people about it unless they have just had the tips from my grill. But, believe me, it is really good.

          1. Wow, these all sound great. I like simplicity. IFor chicken, I use italian salad dressing a cup of orange juice. A few garlic cloves (fewer than 90, LOL).