Greek Marinade Recipe

Greek Marinade Recipe

Though this recipe is intended for grilled Greek chicken, it works just dandy on pork and robust white fish, whether destined for the grill or the oven.–Fred Thompson

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Greek Marinade Recipe

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  • 10 M
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  • Makes about 1 1/4 cups


  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from 3 to 4 lemons)
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon each chopped oregano, rosemary, thyme, and basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • 1. Stir together the lemon juice, garlic, parsley, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and basil in a bowl. Whisk in the oil. Use right away. (Actually, you can cover and refrigerate the marinade for up to 1 day before using.) To marinate whole pieces of chicken or pork chops, marinate for at least 24 and up to 48 hours. To marinate smaller pieces of chicken or pork, as for skewers, marinate 6 to 12 hours. To marinate fish fillets or steaks, marinate 1 to 3 hours.
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