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Lemon Herb Marinade

lemon herb marinade Dinner
Lemon Herb Marinade
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 10

Boost flavors of fish, chicken and pork with a marinade that comes together in minutes.

Updated April 26, 2021

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
  • 2
    cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/4
    teaspoon pepper

Steps

  • 1
    In shallow glass dish or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients. Add about 1 pound meat; cover dish or seal bag and refrigerate at least 20 minutes, and up to 24 hours, depending on type of meat.
  • 2
    Remove meat from marinade; discard marinade. Cook meat as desired.

  • Marinate fish fillets or shrimp 20 to 30 minutes, pork chops and skinless, boneless chicken 1 to 2 hours and larger cuts of meat 4 to 24 hours. Turn once or twice during marinating time, so the marinade can reach all surfaces.
  • For a lemon-rosemary marinade, substitute parsley for the basil and rosemary for the thyme.
  • The light, herbal notes of this marinade are well-suited to fish, chicken and pork. Beef and lamb benefit from stronger flavors.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
60mg
2%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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