Thursday, April 9, 2015

Simply Delicious Marinade (S, E or FP)

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We absolutely love to grill and now that it's getting warmer we'll be doing a whole lot more of it. For years I bought prepackaged marinade from the store but since starting THM the marinades I used to buy are no longer on plan. So my answer is to always try to make a homemade version. I have tweaked and re-tweaked this recipe. It is as the title states - simply delicious.

Some marinades can over power the meat, but this marinade really adds a great bit of flavor and really enhances the meat's natural flavor. We have used this on chicken and steak and it was great on both. This marinade can be used in any fuel setting on any type of meat that you choose. For example we had an E meal with grilled chicken breast, quinoa and steamed broccoli. We used the marinade in a S setting by having a delicious steak with roasted asparagus and broccoli with a pat of butter. Both tasted fantastic!

Printable Recipe

Simply Delicious Marinade
  • 1/2 c. beef broth or stock
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 1 T. Bragg's Liquid Aminos or soy sauce
  • 1/2 t. ground ginger (if you like a stronger ginger flavor use 3/4 t.)
  • 3/4 t. THM sweet blend or 1 1/4 t. Truvia (If you are non-THM you can use 1 T. of sugar or honey as a sweetener)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 t. cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lbs. steak or chicken, if you want to use a combination of the meats just make sure you marinate them in separate containers to avoid cross contamination
  1. Combine all the ingredients, minus the meat in a small bowl or 2 cup measuring cup.
  2. Place meat in a container that has a lid and is deep enough to contain it and the marinade. Pour marinade over top of the meat and flip it over once to ensure both sides are covered with the marinade. 
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight, flipping it once during the marinating process.
  4. Grill it up and let meat rest for 5 minutes on a cutting board or plate before serving.


  1. Good morning, can this be made ahead of time and then refrigerated?

  2. Hi Darci!
    I found your favorite E & S meals. Awesome!
    Do you also have a list of favorite FP meals for the one week fuel cycle?

  3. Do you know if brown rice pasta is allowed on THM

    1. Ok so I checked with an Admin on one the THM Facebook pages. Here is what she responded with: "Yes, you can use it but we recommend in side serving portions on occasion and in an E setting. I recommend ladies mix it with spaghetti squash so you can have a full meal and not feel cheated. Do not use it more than once a week."

    2. Thanks I was wondering that too..