1-2-3 Marinade!

Makes 1 cup (for 1kg meat)  •  Time: 15 minutes


  • 75ml olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 60ml lemon juice (unsweetened)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, diced
  • ½ cup mixed herbs, chopped (mixed herbs: coriander, thyme, rosemary, parsley etc.)
  • Black pepper (optional)


  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl. You may use a stick blender to ensure herbs and garlic are finely diced.
  2. Arrange preferred meat in dish; rub with marinade. Cover; refrigerate for length of time specified below, turn meat frequently
  3. When the meat is ready to be cooked, remove it from the refrigerator and wait for it to reach room temperature before cooking.
  4. Take out the meat from the marinade, use a paper towel to remove large pieces of herbs or garlic. Discard the marinade. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  5. Cook meat as desired.
  6. Garnish with herbs and serve with a side salad.
  7. Enjoy!
easy marinade

Marna's handy tips

  • Marinating times:
    • Vegetable and fish: 30 minutes to 1 hour
    • Beef, chicken, venison, lamb, and pork: 6 to 24 hours
  • For a bit of a kick, add 1 teaspoon paprika and chilli flakes to the herbs
  • Lemon and vinegar are natural meat tenderiser to ensure juicy, soft and delicious dishes.
  • Try to avoid using products with salt and sodium containing ingredients.
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