Easy Marinade Recipes, Grilled Chicken, Steak, Fish, Pork, Vegetables


There is nothing like a flavorful marinade to help boost the flavor of your favorite meats and vegetables.

Whether you're grilling a steak, chicken, fish, pork or your favorite vegetables you can't miss with any one of these easy recipes. Enjoy any of these Indian or Asian marinade recipes.

All you have to do is add one pound of your favorite meat (poultry, fish, pork) to any of these recipes. Let the meat marinate at least 4 hours (overnight is better) then broil or grill, until done, basting occasionally with the leftover marinade. These also work well when you're grilling vegetables.

Indian Yogurt Marinade - Adapted from Steven Raichlen's High Flavor-Low Fat Cooking

2 cups non-fat yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
4 teaspoons minced garlic
2 jalapeno chilies (or other hot chilies) seeded and minced
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
3/4 teaspoon salt

Drain the yogurt in a cheesecloth-lined colander for two hours. Place the fresh ginger, garlic and chilies in a bowl and whisk in the yogurt, lemon juice, bay leaves and spices. Add the salt. Marinate for at least two hours, stirring occasionally. Discard the bay leaves before cooking.

Korean Sesame Marinade - Adapted from Steven Raichlen's High Flavor-Low Fat Cooking

1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
3 scallions, minced
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Lightly toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat. Combine with the remaining ingredients in a shallow bowl. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Ginger-Soy Marinade - Adapted from Light & Easy Diabetes Cuisine

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon grated ginger root
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Marinate at least six hours, stirring occasionally.


Thai Flavors Marinade - Adapted from The Healing Foods Cookbook

1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon peeled grated ginger root
3 cloves garlic, minced

Combine all the ingredients in a shallow glass dish. Marinate at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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The above recipes were featured in the Nutrition Action Healthletter June 1998.

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