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3 Marinades That Will Make You a BBQ Hero

Written by: Caitlin O’Malley


Updated on: May 11, 2023


Looking for super flavorful meat and fish with minimal effort? The secret is a good marinade, and these three tried-and-true ones are an excellent place to start. Mix them up, toss with a protein, and stick in the fridge for anywhere from thirty minutes (if you’re in a rush or marinating something delicate like fish), to a couple of days (great for sturdier chicken, beef, and pork—the more time they sit, the more flavor they’ll soak up). When you’re ready to cook, simply fire up the grill and get ready for the compliments to roll in…

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  • Chipotle Marinade

    Chipotle Marinade

    You could slather this marinade on just about anything: chicken breast, pork shoulder, corn, and summer squash, just to name a few. If you happen to have leftover, this marinade is perfect to add to a sofrito when making chili or tortilla soup.


  • Tamari and Ginger Marinade

    Tamari and Ginger Marinade

    This is your new back pocket marinade. Perfect for yakitori-style skewers with vegetables, chicken or fish, it’s also easy to toss with noodles and veggies for a quick weeknight dinner situation.


  • Lemon, Garlic, and Chili Marinade

    Lemon, Garlic, and Chili Marinade

    Our cleaned-up version of the Wishbone Italian dressing marinade our moms used when we were growing up. It’s garlicky and tangy with just a hint of spice, making it perfect for chicken, fish, and veggies.