As we plunge deeper into Summer, the itch to fire up the grill and get cooking has never been stronger. But before you throw your steaks or chicken breasts directly on the grill, consider a quick marinade to take your proteins to the next level. Marinades take minutes to prepare and ensure your seafood, meat and vegetables stay tender, juicy and packed with flavor. Forget the store-bought bottle of marinade aging in your fridge and check out these 15 easy and delicious homemade marinade recipes instead.
From chicken marinades infused with cilantro and lime to garlicky yogurt and herbs to classic steak marinades made with soy sauce, bourbon and honey, these varied marinades are a cinch to throw together and only require about 30 minutes of chill time in the fridge before cooking. Read on for some of our favorite recipes to try this summer.