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Aug 25, 2014 • By

5 mouthwatering marinades for Labor Day grilling

Firing up the grill this Labor Day weekend?

Ditch your standard grilling routine and infuse your chops, steaks, chicken, kabobs and fish with flavor using quick and easy marinades.

Madison Mayberry, food editor at the Kitchens of General Mills, recommends these five saucy recipes to mix and match with whatever you’re putting on the grill. If you’re swapping in chicken or fish, they may require different times to marinate than pork, beef or veggies.

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Honey-Soy Marinade

Sweet and savory combine for this sizzling marinade recipe, featured here with salmon. Not only does the marinade provide great taste but it also adds some nice crispness to the skin of the fish or meat.

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Chile and Lime Marinade

I’m a huge fan of the fresh taste of limes to brighten up basic dishes. In this recipe, lime and jalapeño flavors balance each other well to bring out the juicy taste of the meat.

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Buffalo-Style Marinade

This simple, four ingredient marinade is a crowd pleaser – especially when you top the grilled meat with some blue cheese crumbles.

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Balsamic and Roasted Garlic Marinade

The robust combination of tangy balsamic vinegar and garlic in this marinade really highlights the rich taste of the meat you choose to marinate. Refrigerate the meat overnight in the marinade to soak in the flavors.

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Pineapple-Lime Marinade

Add some zip to traditional kabobs with this citrus, spicy marinade that is particularly tasty on shrimp.

Is your mouth watering yet? Mine sure is!

If you’d like to get started but don’t have much experience working with marinades, check out these helpful tips from Tablespoon.com for making and using marinades.

Happy grilling!