It’s summer, and it feels like it. That means my grill has been utilized nearly every night of the week. I just think food tastes better because of that open flame, and marinades can truly enhance an entire meal.
The real struggle comes when trying to find new marinades for your favorite grilled proteins. I honestly grill everything from steak to shrimp to vegetables. So I’ve developed a variety of easy homemade marinades that complement any meal.
Over the next few days, I’ll share four different recipes that can be used on practically anything. Experiment and try new proteins that you might not normally gravitate toward. You never know what new favorite you’ll whip up tonight.
The Snappy Lemon recipe below comes from my mom’s recipe book. It’s never failed me and offers a nice change to store-bought dressings used as a marinade. Try it tonight with grilled chicken or shellfish.
Snappy Lemon (best with chicken, skirt steak, seafood or shellfish)
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce (Coconut Aminos can be substituted)
2 tablespoons white wine
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (you can find this in the Asian section at most grocery stores)
2 green onions, chopped
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
Mix all together in a bowl and place your protein into the mixture, and cover with lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate 15-30 minutes (only 15 minutes for shellfish). Grill at 450 degrees until cooked through.