Marinating Recipes

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

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Marinated Olives

Our son often made these olives for holiday get-togethers. They are simple to make and add a little zest to the other offerings on the buffet table. —Marguerite Shaeffer, Sewell, New Jersey

Chicken Bacon Bites

Ginger and orange marmalade give these rumaki-style snacks wonderful flavor. I marinate the wrapped chicken earlier in the day and...


Jamaican Shrimp

Zesty jerk seasoning is a nice complement to sweet mango in this crowd-pleasing appetizer. Although this delicious dish takes time...


Shrimp ‘n’ Snow Pea Wrap-Ups

—Earnestine Jackson, Beaumont, Texas


Seaside Prawn Kabobs

This very special holiday treat was sent in by Laura Barrett of Binghamton, New York. The prawns pick up wonderful...

Prosciutto Chicken Kabobs

Everyone will think you spent hours preparing these clever grilled wraps, served with a guacamole-like dip. Basil gives the chicken...


Crab-Stuffed Marinated Mushrooms

“This recipe was given to me by a friend and I've made it many times over the years,” writes Shirley...

Peppered Ribeye Roast

Roast recipes are a fuss-free entree to serve when entertaining. After marinating the meat overnight, simply pop in the oven...


Easy Smoked Salmon

A magazine featured this recipe years ago, and it's still my favorite salmon. Just add crackers for a super simple...


Sesame Teriyaki Chicken

When my granddaughter, Alicia Fie, married James Reeves, our family served this flavorful chicken over rice. It requires very little...


Melon with Minted Lime Dip

For a refreshing summer side dish for any meal, our Test Kitchen recommends these marinated melon balls with a cool,...

Asian Pork Tenderloin

I first made this appetizer on Christmas Eve a few years ago, and it has since become a tradition. Serve...


Marinated Shrimp

My husband's aunt shared this recipe with me ages ago. Not only is it a Christmas Eve tradition in my...


Marinated Mozzarella

I always come home with an empty container when I bring this dish to a party. It can be made...


Olive Caprese Salad

When heirloom tomatoes arrive, feature them with red onions, green olives and a surprising twist-star anise. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington


Antipasto Kabobs

My husband and I met at a cooking class. We have loved creating menus and entertaining ever since. These make-ahead...

Marinated Mozzarella Cubes

Being from America's Dairyland, I'm always on the lookout for new ways to serve cheese. I received this delicious recipe...


Festive Ham Glaze

As long as I can remember, my favorite room's been the kitchen. My glaze dates back to shortly after my...