Create-A-Lemon Marinade


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ReaLemon® works miracles in marinades. Not only does its flavor add zip and freshness, but it also helps tenderize the meat. This recipe includes a lemon base as well as lots of other ways to dress it up depending on the meal.

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  • 1/2 C. ReaLemon Lemon Juice from Concentrate
  • 1/3 C. cooking oil or olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

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For marinade, combine ReaLemon®, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in small bowl. Use to marinate 1 lb. boneless or 1 1/2 lb. bone-in poultry, beef, pork or lamb in refrigerator 4-24 hours, or fish or seafood at room temperature 30 minutes or in refrigerator 1 to 2 hours. Drain and use marinade to brush on meat during first half of grilling. Discard any remaining marinade.

Yield: 4 servings

Try these combos to add extra flavor to your dish.

Curry Marinade

Add 1/4 C. chopped mango chutney and 2 tsp. curry powder. Proceed as directed, using beef, pork, lamb or poultry.

Oriental Marinade

Add 3 Tbs. hoisin sauce and 1 Tbs. soy sauce. Proceed as directed, using pork, beef for kabobs or poultry.

Herb Marinade

Add 1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley, 1 Tbs. chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp. dried basil, crushed, 1 Tbs. honey and 1 tsp. chopped fresh oregano or ┬╝ tsp. dried oregano, crushed. Proceed as directed, using fish, seafood or poultry.

Southwestern Marinade

Add 1/4 C. salsa, 1 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro and 1-2 tsp. chili powder. Proceed as directed, using poultry, pork or beef.

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