The Best, Basic Marinade of the Summer: Dijon, Garlic and Lemon Marinade
If you make just one marinade this summer, this would be the one.Print
Makes 2/3 cup
Serves: Makes about 3/4 cup
At the end of a hot summer day, we all like to fling a piece of chicken or fish or steak on the grill, and be eating dinner with no fuss in short order. But not a boring dinner, no that’s not for us. If you want one boilerplate marinade for the summer, this is it. With this 5-ingredient mixture you’ll be turning the most basic piece of protein into a meal you’d be happy to serve your family and just about anyone who might stop by on a warm summer night. This will last for at least 5 days in the fridge.
This marinade is perfect for chicken, pork, shrimp, and any kind of fish. Marinate chicken for at least 4 hours, up to 12 for bone-in pieces, shrimp for 30 minutes to 1 hour, and fish for 30 minutes max. The mustard helps emulsify the marinade, making it thicker so it really clings to the food. Serve with a Garlicky Garden Pasta Salad, or a Modern Greek Salad. This is also a great salad dressing, especially if you substitute half the lemon juice with rice vinegar.
1. Put the olive oil, shallots, lemon zest and juice, mustard, and salt and pepper in a salad shaker, bowl or a jar with a lid. Whisk or shake to combine well.