Marinades-A Collection of Marinade Recipes
Marinade Selection

Mamta Gupta

Here is a minute collection of marinades for meat, chicken, fish, vegetables and even Paneer Cheese that I use with minor variations. There are hundreds more you can make by simply adding what spices/herbs you have.

Also see BBQ Selection.


All marinade ingredients mixed together. If you like a smooth marinade, you can blend them together quickly.


1.A Simple Marinade
2.2 tbsp. vinegar
3.1 heaped tbsp. finely grated fresh ginger
4.1 tbsp. ground/finely grated/crushed garlic
5.1 1/2 tsp. salt, adjust to taste
6.1 tsp crushed pepper
7.A quick, easy and Hot marinade (enough for about a kg. of prawns/chicken/meat
8.2 tbsp. chilli oil with solids (for it's smoky flavour)
9.1 tbsp. chilli sauce(adjust heat of chillies to taste)
10.2 tbsp. malt vinegar
11.2 tbsp. light Soya sauce
12.2 tbsp. finely chopped chives
13.1 tsp. garlic granules
14.1 tsp. ginger powder
15.Chinese Type Marinade
16.Cloves off a whole bulb of garlic, peeled and squeezed through a garlic press
17.2 tsp. salt
18.1 tbsp. sherry
19.2-3 tbsp. light Soya sauce
20.A good sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper
21.Coriander and Cumin Marinade
22.2 tbsp. Olive oil
23.2 tbsp. chopped coriander leaves
24.2 tbsp. lime juice
25.1 tsp. roast cumin, coarsely ground
26.1 tsp. paprika
27.1 tsp crushed black pepper
28.2 cloves garlic, crushed/grated
29.1 tsp salt, adjust to taste
30.Dijon Mustard Marinade
31.2 tbsp. whole grain Dijon mustard
32.4 cloves of garlic, crushed/grated
33.2 tbsp. fresh or 1 tbsp. dry Dill or a herb of choice
34.1 tbsp. salt (adjust to taste)
35.2-3 tbsp. lemon/lime juice or
36.2-3 tbsp. olive or other oil
37.Ginger Marinade
38.1 tbs. grated root ginger
39.1 tbsp. grated/crushed garlic
40.1 tbsp. Garam Masala
41.Juice of a lemon or 2 tbsp. vinegar
42.Salt to taste
43.Hot Marinade for Prawns or Fish or chicken 1, from John Young
44.2 tbsp. light Soya sauce
45.3-4 tbsp. hot chilli sauce like Encona or similar
46.1/2 cup tbsp. tomato ketchup
47.A good sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper
48.1 tbsp. sugar or honey
49.2 tbsp. olive or sesame oil
50.Marinade for Prawns or Fish or chicken 2
51.2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed well
52.1/2 level tsp. turmeric powder
53.2-3 tbsp. lemon juice
54.Salt to taste
55.1/2 tsp crushed red chillies
56.Marinade for Prawns or Fish or Chicken 3
57.4-6 cloves garlic, peeled and finely grated or crushed
58.A good sprinkling of salt and freshly ground black pepper
59.Juice of 1 lime
60.A little olive oil
61.Marinade for Prawn or Fish or Chicken 4:
62.3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice or white wine vinegar
63.1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated finely
64.1-2 green chillies, chopped finely
65.4 large cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed or finely grated
66.A handful of coriander leaves, chopped finely
67.Salt to taste
68.2 tbsp. olive or other oil
69.2 tbsp. semolina (optional)
70.Marinade for vegetables, from Szechuan province in China
71.2 tbsp. peanut oil
72.2 tbsp. sesame oil
73.3-4 tbsp. coriander powder
74.2 tsp. salt
75.1 tsp. chilli powder (adjust to taste)
76.3-4 tbsp. white sesame seeds
77.1-2 tbsp. light Soya sauce
78.Spicy Yoghurt marinade (Tikka Marinade for chicken or Meat)
79.1 small pot or 1 cup of natural yoghurt
80.Salt to taste
81.1 tbsp. coriander powder
82.1 tbsp. turmeric powder (optional)
83.1/2 tsp. or to taste, chilli powder
84.2 tsp. sweet paprika, for colour
85.3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and grated or ground
86.1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated or ground
87.1 small onion, peeled and grated
88.1 tsp. Garam Masala
89.2 tbsp. cooking oil
90.Tandoori Masala Marinade:
91.3-4 cloves garlic, peeled
92.1 inch piece or 1 tbsp. grated ginger, peeled
93.2 heaped tsp. of Garam Masala
94.Flesh of 1 lime or lemon, rind and pips removed
95.3-4 green or red chillies (less or more as desired), stalk removed
96.1/2 bunch fresh coriander leaves (optional)
97.A few strands of saffron (optional)
98.2 tbsp. cooking oil
99.Salt to taste
100.1 tsp. paprika powder for colour (optional)
101.A small carton (150 ml.) of thick yoghurt1 tbsp. plain flour
102.1 tsp. cumin seeds
103.blend everything together.
104.Tomato Ketchup Marinade
105.3-4 tbsp. tomato ketchup
106.1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
107.2 tbsp. Soya sauce
108.2 tbsp. American mustard paste or whole grain mustard or any other mild mustard paste
109.1 tsp. chillies, coarsely ground (optional) or Tabasco sauce or any chilli sauce of choice, adjust to your taste
110.A sprinkle of black pepper
111.Salt, only if marinade is not salty enough


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