A great marinade helps any meat taste better, remain juicy, and stay tender. Start building your marinade with an easy formula of acid, fat, and seasoning.
Fat helps your meat stay juicy and transfers flavors of your seasoning and acid to the meat. Try things like Greek yogurt, oil, or even coconut milk. Acid tenderizes the meat by breaking it down. Wine, vinegar, and lemon or lime juice are all great options. Add seasonings like dried or fresh herbs, spices, garlic, or ginger, to your marinade to flavor your meat.
Let a marinade sit for even just 15 minutes, and then cook!
Tools That Make It Easy
Learning to make marinades doesn’t have to be difficult—its an easy way to add flavor to a meal.
Try starting your flavor profile with our seasoning blends and spices. From barbecue flavor to chili lime, you’ll find something that works for you!
If you want to try a recipe that includes a homemade marinade, try our Chipotle Marinade!