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This is my favorite garlic marinade and I am so psyched to share it with you today so you can add tons of yummy garlicky flavor to your grilled poultry, meat, seafood or tofu all summer long. And then you’ll also be able to use it to marinate everything and cook indoors once the weather gets cooler. You’ll love the simplicity of the method- no chopping required and the clean-up is so easy!

My favorite garlic marinade- perfect for fish, seafood, steak, chicken and tofu. Marinate seafood for 30 minutes and meat and poultry for up to 8 hours to add tons of delicious savory and garlic flavor! Healthy Seasonal Recipes #glutenfree #highprotein #garlic #healthyrecipe #grilling #marinade #easy #sauce

Marinating is such a great way to add tons of flavor to grilled meat and even really lean cuts like chicken breast, pork tenderloin or even tofu. Whatever you add to this marinade– it will come out packing a garlic flavor punch!My Favorite Garlic Marinade | Toss any protein you like into this simple marinade and prepare to be wowed! No chopping, no mess- try this technique (all made in a bag) and you'll never need another marinade recipe again! It works with tofu, shrimp, fish, beef chicken and pork! Healthy Seasonal Recipes #marinade #garlic #glutenfree #grilling

This technique is maybe not so unfamiliar if you’ve been around here for a while. This garlic herb marinated chicken is pretty similar. And so is the technique for the chicken on this Fajita Salad. But this recipe is like the master recipe for all garlic marinade because it works for all the proteins. It is an equal opportunity marinade.

My Favorite Garlic Marinade | Toss any protein you like into this simple marinade and prepare to be wowed! No chopping, no mess- try this technique (all made in a bag) and you'll never need another marinade recipe again! It works with tofu, shrimp, fish, beef chicken and pork! Healthy Seasonal Recipes #marinade #garlic #glutenfree #grilling

And you you can cook the meat inside too. It’s not just for grilling. Try a pork loin roast!

My Favorite Garlic Marinade | Toss any protein you like into this simple marinade and prepare to be wowed! No chopping, no mess- try this technique (all made in a bag) and you'll never need another marinade recipe again! It works with tofu, shrimp, fish, beef chicken and pork! Healthy Seasonal Recipes #marinade #garlic #glutenfree #grilling

To Make My Favorite Garlic Marinade

    1. Start by peeling cloves of garlic and set them inside a re-sealable plastic bag. Then using the flat side of a meat mallet, crush the garlic until it is completely pulverized. If you don’t have a meat mallet, you can use a rolling pin or the smooth bottom of a skillet.My Favorite Garlic Marinade | Toss any protein you like into this simple marinade and prepare to be wowed! No chopping, no mess- try this technique (all made in a bag) and you'll never need another marinade recipe again! It works with tofu, shrimp, fish, beef chicken and pork! Healthy Seasonal Recipes #marinade #garlic #glutenfree #grilling
    2. Open up the bag and add the other marinade ingredients: vinegar, salt, oil and herbs. Those will give the “two” in the one-two punch for your garlic marinade. {In case it isn’t obvious, the garlic is the number one punch.} Then just sort of mix that all together a bit by shaking the bag around.My Favorite Garlic Marinade | Toss any protein you like into this simple marinade and prepare to be wowed! No chopping, no mess- try this technique (all made in a bag) and you'll never need another marinade recipe again! It works with tofu, shrimp, fish, beef chicken and pork! Healthy Seasonal Recipes #marinade #garlic #glutenfree #grilling
    3. Then add in the protein. This marinade is very potent stuff, so it goes a long way. One batch will marinate up to 1 1/2 pounds of meat. See below further details. Seal the bag and agitate it up to get the marinade all over the surface of the chicken, meat etc.
    4. Then refrigerate for 30 minutes (for seafood) or up to 8 hours (for meat.)
    5. Drain the protein, and discard the marinade. Then proceed with cooking to juicy perfection.

MORE RECIPES TO TRY THIS SUMMER:

Isabel’s Island Chicken Marinade

Garlic Lemon Pork Tenderloin

Peach Maple Barbecue Sauce

White Bean Bruschetta with Garlicky Greens

my favorite garlic marinade
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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Category: sauces and marinades

Cuisine: American

Yield: 6

Serving Size: 1/6 batch

Calories per serving: 42

Fat per serving: 5

Sodium per serving: 146

my favorite garlic marinade

Ingredients

  • 3 whole cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tespoons Italian seasoning, Greek seasoning or herbs de Provence
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Press garlic cloves with the side of a chef’s knife to crush slightly. Remove papery skin and transfer to a large re-sealable bag. Remove as much air from the bag as possible, seal closed and lay on work surface. Smash garlic with the smooth side of a meat mallet until completely pulverized. Open bag, add oil, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper. Agitate to combine. Then add in poultry, meat, seafood or tofu. Seal bag shut.
  2. For poultry and meat marinate for 30 minutes or up to 8 hours. For seafood, marinate 10 to 30 minutes. Drain and discard marinade. For tofu: marinate 30 minutes to 8 hours (and it is okay to use the marinade to brush over tofu while cooking.)

Notes

My Favorite Garlic Marinade | Toss any protein you like into this simple marinade and prepare to be wowed! No chopping, no mess- try this technique (all made in a bag) and you'll never need another marinade recipe again! It works with tofu, shrimp, fish, beef chicken and pork!

https://www.healthyseasonalrecipes.com/my-favorite-garlic-marinade/

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