Fast, Easy and Delicious Marinade for All Types of Meat

Total Time
15mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I found the original form of this recipe when looking for a great fajita marinade. It was so incredibly delicious that I started using variations of it on all my grilled meats. It's incredibly fast, and doesn't have a strong flavor of its own. It just seems to make all meat taste juicier, better and more like itself. Any high-acid citrus works well in this recipe, so substitute lemons if you don't have limes. I haven't tried grapefruit yet, but I'm sure it would be interesting. I've also augmented with rice or cider vinegar when my citrus has been a bit dry and that has worked well too. Nothing in this recipe is too exact, and you don't have to be either. The basic combination is just so incredible (and forgiving!), I highly recommend it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For skirt steak: Mix salt and lime juice together.
  2. Rub marinade on both sides of steak and marinate at room temperature for about 10 minutes, turning once.
  3. Shake excess marinade off steak, then rub with pepper.
  4. Grill steak on lightly oiled grill rack, turning once, 6 to 10 minutes total for medium-rare.
  5. Transfer to cutting board, then let stand 5 minutes before cutting diagonally into thin slices.
  6. For chicken: Wash and dry chicken parts, then put in ziplock bag or bowl.
  7. Whisk all marinade ingredients together and pour over chicken.
  8. Let marinate at room temperature 10-30 minutes.
  9. Grill about 5 minutes on each side, turning once, over medium flame until fully cooked.
  10. For pork chops: Wash and dry pork chops, then put in ziplock bag or bowl.
  11. Whisk all marinade ingredients together and pour over pork.
  12. Let marinate at room temperature 10-30 minutes.
  13. Grill about 5 minutes on each side, turning once, over medium flame until fully cooked.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a