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Now that summer is in full swing, your grill is waiting for you to turn up the heat. Just about anything can be grilled if you have the right marinade for the job. Marinating your protein and vegetables doesn’t just boost flavor — it also tenderizes. The acidic ingredients, such as wine, vinegar, and lemon juice, lock in moisture to keep your protein from becoming dry.

Get your grill on with each of these six simple marinade recipes.

Must-Have Marinades

1. Key Lime

Make any dinner a true Florida meal with in-season key limes and Florida seafood. This refreshing marinade combines simple ingredients you’d already have in your pantry with tart lime juice. Treat your friends and family to a sub-lime grilled meal.

Best Pairing: Shrimp

Essential Ingredients:

  • Key limes
  • Garlic cloves
  • Rosemary
  • Honey

2. Chipotle

If you want to bring the heat, try out this spicy marinade with adobo peppers. These tasty peppers are actually smoked jalapenos that are jarred for preservation. Get the perfect balance of smoke and spice by leaving this marinade overnight.

Best Pairing: Chicken Thighs or Breasts

Essential Ingredients:

  • Adobo or chipotle peppers
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic cloves
  • Oregano
  • Cumin

3. Dijon Herb

For a light, healthy meal, pair a salmon fillet with dijon herb marinade. Raid your pantry for any dried herbs to create this concoction of flavor and aroma. Slice a fresh lemon into wedges to add summer citrus to your meal.

Best Pairing: Salmon Fillets

Essential Ingredients:

  • Dijon mustard
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Any mixture of dried herbs
  • Garlic cloves
  • Lemon wedges

4. Cracked Peppercorn

Put some pep in your step with an easy peppercorn marinade. The deep flavors from the ingredients in this recipe bring out the natural kick of pepper. Add in red wine for a tart twist that’ll have you longing for more.

Best Pairing: New York Strip Steak

Essential Ingredients:

  • Peppercorns 
  • Mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Beef broth
  • Garlic cloves

5. Greek Style

Summer vacay on your mind? Bring the bold flavors of Greece right into your home with an authentic Greek marinade. Try it out with pork chops to have your family cheering “Opa!”

Best Pairing: Pork Chops

Essential Ingredients: 

  • Whole lemons
  • Rosemary 
  • Oregano 
  • Garlic cloves

6. Ginger Soy

Looking for a time-saving dish the family will love? Go for a simple ginger-soy marinade with only five key ingredients. Don’t use this recipe gingerly. Add it to broccoli and mushrooms for a meal bursting with flavor!

Best Pairing: Chicken Thighs or Breasts

Essential Ingredients:

  • Fresh ginger
  • Soy sauce
  • Lemon juice
  • Parsley 
  • Garlic

Whisk Up Your Next Dinner With Ward’s

Perfecting your grilling skills comes with two things: great recipes and fresh ingredients. Maximizing your summertime grilling will give you many new marinade recipes like these. To get all your essential ingredients, ask our Ward’s team about our array of fresh goods to add to your dinner menu! 

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