My – Go To – Honey Dijon Marinade
May 18, 2011 § 3 Comments
I never buy pre-made marinades. Why? Well, first of all, they are expensive. Many are upwards of $4 – $5 dollars. Not budget friendly. Second, they usually have some ingredient in them that my son cannot eat (he has food allergies). And finally, I can make better marinades at home…and so can you! It is fun to mix flavors together to come up with a marinade that truly satisfies your own unique palate. Marinades always taste so much better when you make them yourself.
This is my “go to” marinade recipe. It is the one I do most often because everyone seems to like it and I usually always have the ingredients on hand. I have used this marinade for chicken, pork and on occasion, fish.
Honey Dijon Marinade
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Combine all ingredients together. Will make about a 1/3 cup of marinade. I usually don’t need much more than this but if you need/want more, feel free to double or triple the recipe. I’ve also extended it with a splash of water, white wine or cider vinegar, when I needed just a bit more.