The Only Marinade You'll Ever Need

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Recipe adapted from Steven Raichlen, the grillmaster. Use within 1-2 hours of making.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the lemon juice, hot pepper flakes, cracked pepper, and salt in a nonreactive (glass, ceramic, or stainless steel) bowl and whisk until the salt crystals are dissolved.
  2. Add the lemon zest, garlic, parsley, and basil.
  3. Stir or whisk in the olive oil.
  4. The virtue of this marinade is its freshness; use it within 1 to 2 hours of making.
  5. Stir again before using.
Most Helpful

We loved this marinade. A good all around marinade. Thanks for posting.

gwynn April 08, 2014

My marinade for smoked London Broil or Tri Tip. Marinade for 10-12 hours. Grill on low heat under cover, preferably with some apple wood smoke, and baste occasionally with marinade to keep lean meat from drying out. Yum!

BriarCraft May 15, 2013

We liked this recipe, but I used 4 garlic and used fresh basil and oegano. I cut down to 2 T on the olive oil, but that is just me. I would do this one again

Abby Girl April 24, 2009