Hi All! Sorry I have been a little MIA. Lots going on in the personal life, I had to take a step back from blogging for a bit. BUT while I was “on a break” I came up with several different marinades to help get you through those nights where putting something amazing together sounds awful. We can’t be motivated to cook all the time! These marinades are perfect for those nights. They are freezer friendly and extremely handy to have around.
I have 4 steak marinades here and 4 chicken marinades here, enjoy all 8 of them!
PS- It took me about 4 hours to do all of these marinades but that is because I was distracted with my husband, my dog and trying to capture it all on Instagram. You can probably get it done much more efficiently than I did! But we do not have kids yet so…..best of luck to you. You got this.
Make ahead freezer meals with different marinades is what keeps the weeknight meals interesting. Working for a few hours for one day to make 8 wonderful meals for the family is TOTALLY WORTH IT!
15 minPrep Time
15 minTotal Time
- 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 cup fresh parsley, flat leaf, chopped
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- KOREAN MARINADE
- 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup scallions, chopped
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup whiskey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- GOOD OLD-FASHIONED STEAK MARINADE
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup reduced soy sauce
- 2 lemons (1/4 cup juice and 1 tablespoon zest)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
- 3 tablespoons dried basil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL MARINADES
- Whisk well all together in a bowl
- Place meat in a ziplock and pour marinade on top
- Let it sit in the fridge for an hour then lay flat and freeze
- Make sure to let the meat thaw out in the fridge for 24 hours so prepare for that time
When it is time to thaw and place the meat on the grill, discard the marinade leftover in the bag. Do not think to pour it on top of your cooked meat for flavor! Remember, it just hung out for a very long time with raw meat. I like to use flat iron or flank steaks. I just love the taste and how thin they are, perfect for a bowl, tacos or a salad. Plus they take no time to grill up! Let the meat thaw for 24 hours in the fridge, prepare for that time!
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