Basic Marinade

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Basic marinade for tenderizing and seasoning beef, lamb, or chicken. Sufficient for about 3 pounds meat.


  • 1 cup olive oil (or half olive, half canola) Add to list
  • 1/2 cup good vinegar (apple cider, balsamic, red or white wine styles) or part lemon juice Add to list
  • 2 to 4 cloves garlic, pressed Add to list
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh herbs, minced (such as parsley, tarragon, chives, or rosemary, thyme and marjoram) — if using dry herbs, reduce to 3 to 4 teaspoons Add to list


Combine all ingredients and whisk.

Recipe by Goldie Caughlan, former PCC Nutrition Education Manager

Source: Sound Consumer April 2002

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