Lemon-Pepper Marinade

James Carrier

This zesty and versatile lemon-pepper marinade works well on all kinds of meats, but is especially good on fish and poultry. The recipe can be multiplied for larger batches; cover and chill up to 1 week.


This recipe goes with Grilled Marinated Meat

Yield: Makes about 1/2 cup, enough for 1 to 1 1/2 pounds meat, poultry, or fish
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  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce (nuoc mam or nam pla) or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse-ground pepper


  1. In a small container, mix lemon peel, lemon juice, vinegar, fish sauce, green onion, sugar, olive oil, garlic, and pepper.
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