Rosemary-Lemon Marinade

The bright citrus and herb flavors of this Rosemary-Lemon Marinade that works perfectly on chicken and pork. Also, try a quick marinating time on fish. Tailor the amount of rosemary for this recipe to suit your tastes. I do recommend keeping it on the lighter end, as rosemary has a powerful flavor. But you choose.

Rosemary-Lemon Marinade

Rosemary-Lemon Marinade

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Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: Greek, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: marinades
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Derrick Riches


  • Juice of 3 lemons
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper flakes (optional)


  • In a medium glass or plastic bowl (metal reacts with acids), add lemon juice. Slowly pour in olive oil, while whisking, creating an emulsion. Add remaining ingredients and stir through until honey and salt have dissolved. Let stand for 5 minutes, and stir through once more before using.
  • Marinate pork chops for 2-4 hours and larger cuts for 8-12 hours.
  • Marinate chicken pieces for 2 hours, and whole chickens for 4-6 hours.
  • Marinate fish, seafood, vegetables, and meat substitutes for 30 minutes.
  • If making this marinade ahead of time, store mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. You can freeze marinade for up to 2 months.


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