Auberge French Lavender Marinade for Beef, Lamb or Chicken

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

A wonderful marinade for beef, lamb or chicken; this marinade is suffused with the flavours and smells of summer, minus the sound of the bees buzzing! Allow the meats to marinate all day or overnight for a more pronounced flavour as well as being extra moist and juicy. Culinary lavender essence can be bought at specialist cook's shops online or at your local lavender farms. If you cannot get hold of culinary lavender essence, use a handful of lavender flowers, lightly crushed.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lavender honey
  • 5 drops lavender, cooking essence (or lavender flowers, crushed)
  • one crushed garlic clove
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper


  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together and brush over beef, lamb or chicken. Allow the meat to marinate in the marinade for 2 hours minimum and then cook as required.
  2. This marinade is great for the barbeque. If making ahead, store in a covered bottle or jar and keep in the fridge until required.


Most Helpful

A very light marinade that doesn't overpower the meat flavor. I used it on chicken, but I think it would be great on fish! I used your Lavender Honey and the crushed flower option, since lavender essence was $12.00 for a VERY small bottle :) Made for tag game at

Outta Here August 28, 2010

Delicious! Fresh lavender from our garden was used for this recipe to marinate drumsticks for 24 hours; crushed lavender flowers in place of the essence, local organically grown garlic and local clover honey. Roasted the drumsticks at 350 degrees for 1 hour in a grill pan. Served with wild rice pilaf, Recipe #282732 and focaccia.~Tasty Dish~ approved, too! Thank you, French Tart! cg

COOKGIRl July 07, 2009

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