Skye's Lemon Pepper Marinade

A tray full of fresh yellow lemons for sale in supermarket
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: About 1/2 Cup
Ratings (4)

This easy marinade is loaded with lemon and garlic flavor, perfect for salmon, tuna, or other broiled, baked or grilled fish. Or, use the marinade for chicken.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion (finely minced)
  • 1 clove​ garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Dash fresh course ground black pepper (or to taste)

How to Make It

  1. Mix all the ingredients and use the marinade immediately with meat or fish in your choice of a zip-lock plastic bag or container. Cover or seal and marinate in a refrigerator.
  2. Use this as a basting sauce as well, but bring to a rolling boil after using as a marinade.
  3. With or without marinating first, you will find that if you are grilling, this works best for most fish.

(Note: if you want to add a sweeter caramelizing effect.

Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of orange blossom or clover honey to the marinade recipe.

From Skye:

I use the marinade on almost all meats and fish. However Alaskan Coho Salmon is especially nice with this marinade! My husband likes the Salmon but enjoys boneless, skinless chicken breasts as much!