A Myriad of Marinades — Pick Your Potion

By Chef Crystal Baldwin

Grilling Marinades

Makes: 1 to 1-¾ cups
Prep Time: 5 mins.

Care to make your own marinade? Chef Crystal Baldwin is all over that! Here are three of her favorites, all purposefully seasoned for particular foods. Focused flavor, indeed!

Note: In all cases, discard marinade after use.

Directions for Poultry, Pork or Veggie Marinade:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Marinate meat for 2-4 hours in a refrigerator. Marinate veggies 20 minutes in the refrigerator. Covers approximately 2-½ lbs. poultry, pork or veggies.

Directions for Red Meat Marinade:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Marinate meat for 4 hours in the refrigerator. Covers approximately 2 lbs. beef.

Directions for Fish or Veggie Marinade Marinade:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Marinate fish or veggies (or both) for 20 minutes in the refrigerator. Covers approximately 2-½ lbs. fish or veggies.


Nutritional Information for Poultry, Pork or Veggie Marinade (Per 1 Tbsp. serving):

Calories 40, Fat 4.5g, Sat. Fat 0.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 150mg, Total Carbohydrate 0g, Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%

Nutritional Information for Red Meat Marinade (Per 1 Tbsp. serving):

Calories 70, Fat 8g, Sat. Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 190mg, Total Carbohydrate 0g, Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%

Nutritional Information for Fish or Veggie Marinade (Per 1 Tbsp. serving):

Calories 35, Fat 2.5g, Sat. Fat 0 g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 150mg, Total Carbohydrate 2g, Fiber 0g, Sugars 2g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%

Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.