Lemon Herb Marinade

Boost flavors of fish and chicken with a marinade that goes together in minutes.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1/3
cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4
cup lemon juice
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 In shallow glass or plastic dish or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients. Add about 1 pound fish, 1 pound boneless chicken, about 3 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken or about 1 pound seafood; turn to coat with marinade. Cover dish or seal bag and refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 2 Remove meat from marinade; reserve marinade. Grill meat as desired, brushing occasionally with marinade. Heat remaining marinade to boiling to serve as sauce with grilled meat.

Expert Tips

As a general rule, marinate fish fillets, seafood and vegetables about 30 minutes, pork chops and chicken at least 1 hour and larger meat cuts up to 24 hours. Turn the food once or twice during marinating time, so the marinade can reach all surfaces.

To use the leftover marinade as a sauce, boil it 1 minute to destroy any bacteria that may have been transferred back and forth when the marinade was brushed on the uncooked meat.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
65
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.