Easy Grill Marinade

"This is an all-purpose marinade used at The Black Dog Restaurant in Martha's Vineyard. I love it on chicken but you could also use it over meat, vegetables or fish. If using it on white fish, omit the red wine vinegar. It's great for grilling."
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Ready In:
2 cups




  • Mix all of the ingredients together and marinate your grilling choice in a large glass container.
  • Cover and put in the refrigerator. The longer you marinate, the deeper the flavors. I usually marinate overnight.
  • Have fun grilling!

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  1. This is a great recipe that worked very well on grilled chicken breasts. It is both tangy and herb infused, both of which worked really well with the barbequed chicken. I also brushed the marinade onto the chicken, as I was grilling it, so that the chicken doesn't lose the flavour of the marinade as it was on the grill.
  2. Excellent marinade. I used it last night on bay scallops which I then broiled. They were very flavorful and enjoyed by all but DS who hasn't acquired a taste for them...yet! I can not wait to try this recipe on chicken for the grill. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe...it is a definite keeper. Made and reviewed for the 44th AUS/NZ Recipe Swap.
  3. DH and I rate this a resounding 5 stars! Dh used this to marinate sirloin steaks to make us dinner the other night. I had this taped to the fridge to marinate chops but he did it with the steaks and YUMMY. Jubes this is a winner! I cannot wait to try it on ribs in the crockpot.<br/>Made for AUS/NZ swap 43. Thank you teamate
  4. Flavorful marinade. We grilled chicken and it was very good. Thank you.
  5. We marinaded flank steak for about 10 hours. I think it would be a better marinade for something lighter such as chicken or veggies, the acidity and the steak were good, but I think it would make the veggies pop. Made for ZWT8 trip to Australia/New Zealand. Thanks LIG!!


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