The Best Marinades
Infusing meat, chicken, and vegetables with flavor is as easy as opening a bottle. These six delectable blends skewered the competition.
Cookwell & Company Italian Herb and Olive Oil Marinade
Staffers found this rosemary-and-oregano blend deliciously fragrant. The generous dose of lemon juice quickly perks up chicken or fish.
To buy: $6 for 12 ounces, cookwell.net.
Trader Joe’s Trader Ming’s SoyakiA classic teriyaki with a rich flavor of fresh ginger and sesame seeds, this one “really penetrates and renders meat juicy,” a tester declared.
To buy: $3 for 21 ounces.
Drew’s Rosemary Balsamic Dressing & 10 Minute Marinade
A zesty combo of herbs, mustard, and vinegar makes this “a surefire way to dress up fish and vegetables.”
To buy: $4.50 for 12 ounces, iherb.com.
Tonton VinaigretteRedolent of ginger, garlic, and a hint of apple, this pick was praised for the “surprising, fruity flavor” it imparted to meat. “So tasty I’d use it as a dipping sauce, too,” a tester said.
To buy: $5 for 9 ounces.
Tabasco Garlic Grilling/ Marinating Sauce
“The slow burn from the red peppers makes this perfect for wings,” a grill enthusiast raved. “A touch of sugar gives it a well-rounded taste.”
To buy: $3 for 10 ounces, amazon.com.
D.L. Jardine’s Fajita Marinade
Don’t be fooled by the name. This sauce also adds a kick to steaks and chops. Made with red wine, cider, and white vinegars, it caramelizes well on the grill.
To buy: $6 for 19 ounces, kitchenandcompany.com.