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Top 15 recipes for meat marinades for summer grilling

Updated on June 15, 2011

Marinades for chicken and turkey

Barbecue season is here, time to fire up the BBQ and get grilling. We love to grill meat during the summer, my husband is famous for his many marinades, full of flavour. I have compiled a list of some of our favourites. Please leave your own recipes and links below thanks…and enjoy.

  1. Marinades for chicken and turkey

    Lemon marinade



    1/4tsp.Poultry Seasoning

    1/2tsp.Celery Salt

    2tbsp.Lemon Juice


    1/2tsp.Onion Salt

    Roll the chicken or turkey in Lawry salt first. Melt butter and add the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Pour over the chicken. Bake or grill on med heat turn regularly.

    Soy garlic marinade

    1/2cupSalad Oil

    1/4cupSoy Sauce



    1/4 tsp Pepper

    2clovesGarlic, Minced

    Mix ingredients and marinade meat for 2-4 hours. Turning meat occasionally making sure all the meat is coated.

    Refrigerate while marinating.

    Hawaiian marinade



    3/4cupPineapple Juice


    1/4cupSoy Sauce

    1/4tspGarlic Powder

    This is very simple - mix together all your ingredients, pour over your chicken and let it marinade overnight at least.

    Cook as you see fit, and for a fancy presentation garnish with pineapple

    Honey mustard



    1/2tspChili Sauce


    Mix all ingredients and marinade chicken or turkey for at least 2 hours in the fridge. Then grill.

Marinades for Beef

Marinades for Beef

Sweet and sour

1cupSoy Sauce

½cupFirmly Packed Brown Sugar

½cupWhite Vinegar

1/2cupPineapple Juice

1tspGarlic Powder


Combine the soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, pineapple juice, garlic powder and salt in a container. Boil the mixture in a pan.

Options #1 Let cool and marinate meat for 1-3 hours, baste remainder on meat as it cooks. #2 Cook meat first and use as serving sauce.

Raspberry marinade

3cup.Fresh Raspberries

1cup.Raspberry Vinegar

3/4cup.Olive Oil

2tbsp.Fresh Thyme

Mix the raspberries and the vinegar. Allow to boil for about 1 minute. Add in the remaining ingredients. Pour the mixture onto the meat and marinate overnight. Grill the meat. Baste in occasionally with the marinate. Good for 4-6 serving.

Cajun marinade

3cupDry Red Wine (white For Chicken Or Lamb)

1cupOlive Or Peanut Oil

2tbsp.Wine Vinegar

1tsp.Garlic Powder

2tsp.Onion Powder


3tbsp.Grey Poupon Mustard


3tbsp.Lime Juice

2tbsp.Cayenne Pepper

Mix in all the ingredients in a blender. Allow the meat to sit in the mixture for about 3 hours.

Basic marinade beef

1 1/2cup.Salad Oil

3/4cup.Soy Sauce

4tbsp.Worcestershire Sauce

2tbsp.Dry Mustard


1/2cup.Wine Vinegar

2tsp.Dried Parsley Flakes

2clovesCrushed Garlic

2tsp.Coarse Pepper

1/3cup.Lemon Juice

Mix all the ingredients. Makes 3 cups of marinate. Ideal for chicken or steak.

Best dry rub for beef..

1/3cup.Kosher Salt

1/3cup.Brown Sugar

2tbsp.Garlic Powder


1tbsp.Dried Thyme

1tsp.Cayenne Pepper

1tsp.Freshly Ground Pepper

Mix all the ingredients. Rub the mixture on the meat. Let it stand for 2 hours, or refrigerate overnight. Grill.

Marinades for pork and ribs

Marinades for pork and ribs

Honey garlic


1/4cupLemon Juice

2clovesGarlic, Minced

2tbspLight Soy Sauce

1tbspDry Sherry

Combine all ingredients and pour over pork. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.

Apple marinade pork

6 Lean Pork Chops

2/3c. Apple Juice

1/3c. Veg. Oil

1/4c. Fresh Lemon Juice

1 clove Garlic (minced)

2 tbsp. Dried Savory

1 tsp Salt

Combine apple juice, oil, lemon juice, onion, savory and salt in glass dish large enough to contain pork chops in one layer. Coat the meat and let marinate, cover for at least 6 hours (turn occasionally). Grill chops basting them with marinade, for 20 minutes on each side. Serve with 1 teaspoon apple jelly on each

Fajita style marinade (Pork, Beef or chicken)

1/2c Onions, Chopped

1/2c Olive Oil

1/3c Red Wine Vinegar

1 tsp Oregano

½ tsp Salt

½ tsp Pepper

2/3c Lime Juice

3 Cloves Garlic, Pressed Or Well Chopped

¼ tsp. Cumin

1 1/2 to 2lbs.Meat

Mix all the ingredients. Pour mixture and the meat in a bowl. Marinate meat for 4-8 hours or overnight for best results.

Southern style marinade

1/4cupPrepared Salsa

2tbspChopped Cilantro

2tbspLime Juice

1tbspOlive Oil

1cloveGarlic, Chopped

1/4tspGround Cumin

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stirring until well blended. Brush on meat and marinate for 1 hour use remainder to brush on while grilling.

Peanut Marinade

1/2cupPeanut Oil

1/4cupWhite Wine Vinegar

1/4cupTamari (see Note)

1/4cupFresh Lemon Juice

4clovesGarlic (minced)

8Cilantro Springs (minced)

1Red Chili Pepper

2tsp.Chopped Ginger

Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend well to emulsify, adding a few drops of water if the mixture is too thick. Marinate beef or chicken overnight. 2 cups.

NOTE: Tamari is a strong soy sauce found in Asian and specialty markets. Use soy sauce if tamari is unavailable

Maple syrup marinade

1/2CupBrown Sugar

1/4CupMaple Syrup




Combine all ingredients together. Place meat in container. Pour marinade over it - covering meat completely. Leave the meat marinated for 4-8 hours, or overnight for best results…

Note: good for all beef, lamb, veal,


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      lee custodio 6 years ago

      this is great! bookmarking it. thanks! voting up and useful