Orange Thyme Marinade

The minty flavor of thyme pairs well with orange peel and juice in a 15-minute marinade.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2
cup orange juice
2
tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
2
medium green onions, finely chopped (2 tablespoons)
1
tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper

  • 1 Mix all ingredients in shallow glass or plastic dish or resealable plastic food-storage bag. Add 2 pounds beef or pork; turn to coat with marinade. Cover dish or seal bag and refrigerate at least 6 hours 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; boil and stir 1 minute. Serve marinade with grilled meat.

Expert Tips

If you like, use 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves in place of the fresh.

Basic to French cuisine, thyme is a perennial herb that is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean. It has a pungent, lemony flavor and aroma and is one of the basic ingredients in bouquet garni.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
Calories
30
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.