Marinating Recipes

Tenderize, season and prepare your meat with marinating recipes in a ton of different styles.

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    Chicken Souvlaki Pitas

    These chicken souvlaki pitas are a favorite at our house, especially in summer. With just a few ingredients and a grill, we can enjoy a gourmet-style Greek dinner that's a snap to put together. Of course, a simple Greek salad on the side is a nice addition. — Becky A. Drees, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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    Tropical Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowls

    This tropical favorite is a delicious and healthy dinner with tons of flavor! You can substitute regular rice for the...


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    Beef Suya

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    My Nigerian brother-in-law introduced me to beef suya, a very spicy street food that's popular in western Africa. I was...


    Sesame Ginger Beef Skewers

    My family loves the flavors of these zippy kabobs. They're perfect for a laid-back cookout in the backyard. —Jasey McBurnett,...


    Red, White and Blue Summer Salad

    Caprese and fresh fruit always remind me of summer. In this salad, I combine traditional Caprese flavors with summer blueberries...

    Key West Flank Steak

    My husband, Jason, is the cook in our family. This is his recipe, inspired by his Colombian roots and our...


    Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

    I created this recipe years ago after one of our farmers market customers, a chef, shared the idea of marinating...

    Cajun Grilled Shrimp

    The kicked-up marinade on these shrimp makes this a flavor-packed dish. Serve over rice, and make sure to squeeze those...


    27 Marinated Veggie Recipes for Your Next Potluck

    From savory skewers to bright and tangy relishes to pickled, well, everything...we're "steeped" in ways to make marinated vegetables to...


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    Italian Grilled Steak Sandwich

    If you need to feed a hungry crowd you can't go wrong with steak sandwiches. They're easy to make and...


    Margarita Chicken Quesadillas

    Quesadillas have never tasted so good as when they are filled with slightly sweet onions and peppers and topped with...

    Greek Grilled Chicken Pitas

    I switched up my mom’s recipe to create this tasty pita pocket variation. It’s delicious and perfect for warm days,...


    The Ultimate Fish Tacos

    This recipe is my favorite meal to prepare. Adding my own personal touch to the marinade makes my fish tacos...


    Quick Homemade Sweet-and-Sour Pork

    Stir up a homemade sweet-and-sour sauce for this colorful combination of tender pork, crunchy vegetables and tangy pineapple. Serve it...


    Simple Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

    This pork chop marinade is so simple that I use it on all kinds of meat. For a more robust...


    Pork and Balsamic Strawberry Salad

    Serving this entree salad gives me hope that warmer days aren't too far off. If strawberries aren't in season yet,...

    Garden-Fresh Seafood Cocktail

    For something cool on a hot day, we mix shrimp and crabmeat with crunchy veggies straight from the garden. Look...


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    Grilled Broccoli

    I started using this grilled broccoli recipe in 1987 when I began cooking light. It's been a favorite side dish...


    Venison Tenderloins

    "Venison is not typically the best meat for grilling, but with this marinade, the steaks come out tender, juicy and...


    Hearty Muffuletta

    Famous in Louisiana, muffulettas are cold cuts, cheese and olive salad layered into an Italian bread shell. I was happy...


    Whiskey Pineapple Chicken

    Everyone in my family loves this recipe and its sweet marinade with ginger, pineapple and a splash of whiskey. Want...


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    Jim’s Secret Family Recipe Ribs

    For more than 30 years, my brother-in-law Jim kept his famous rib recipe a secret. When he finally shared it,...


    Tuna Teriyaki Kabobs

    I love to barbecue but don't always want a heavy dinner. These are perfect in the spring, and you'll have...


    Sweet Pepper Venison Stir-Fry

    "Every year our friends have a game feed where everyone brings a different wild dish," says Kathy Gasser of Waukesha,...

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    Tacos on a Stick

    Teens like assembling these creative kabobs almost as much as they like devouring them. The whole family is sure to...


    Easy London Broil

    A mild marinade prepared with lemon juice, thyme and oregano seasons this easy London boil recipe. It feeds a family...


    Lemon Chicken Skewers

    This easy-to-assemble recipe, with tender chunks of chicken and garden-fresh veggies, is always a hit at parties. —Margaret Allen, Abingdon,...


    Tangy Shrimp and Scallops

    "Shrimp and scallops together make this a special dish for company," says Raleigh, North Carolina's Lauren Llewellyn. "I serve these...


    Grilled Chuck Steak

    The marinade for this steak is equally delicious brushed on beef kabobs. I like it so much better that store-bought...


    Apple-Marinated Chicken & Vegetables

    I actually invented this chicken with vegetables dish at a campground, so you know it's easy. Using the same marinade...