How to create a quick marinade with just 3 ingredients

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YORK, Pa. -With the upcoming 4th of July holiday, you might be looking for a quick and easy dish to serve to family and friends for this weekend's festivities. Ann Fulton from The Fountain Avenue Kitchen food blog is sharing her recipe for  "A Third - A Third - A Third" marinade for grilled chicken, or any dish you may want to marinade. The name of this particular recipe is inspired by the marinade which is made up of equal parts of three different ingredients.

 "A Third - A Third - A Third" Grilled Chicken Recipe:

  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon sesame oil (I use this when grilling salmon or tuna)

1. Mix all ingredients together and use as a marinade for chicken, salmon, tuna, pork and/or your favorite vegetables for grilling. You can make any quantity needed based on the amount of food to be grilled. Roughly one-third cup of marinade per pound of meat or veggies is perfect when marinating in a zipper-top bag.) Simply follow the basic formula: equal parts of each ingredient, adding one tablespoon of sesame oil per cup of marinade if choosing the sesame variation.

2. Prior to grilling, allow chicken or pork to marinate in the refrigerator for at least several hours and up to all day. Seafood and vegetables are best soaked for at least 20-30 minutes but not more than two hours. Occasionally flipping the bag will redistribute the liquid throughout the items being marinated.

Fulton suggests that if you go with a meat, to try "rounding out" the meal with grilled vegetables.