All Purpose Lime Marinade

All Purpose Lime Marinade


"An extremely simple marinade for beef, chicken, seafood, pork."

Ingredients 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 18 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 18 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.2g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 349 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. To make the marinade, whisk together the lime juice, teriyaki sauce, green onions, ginger, and ancho powder.
  2. To use, marinate your chosen meat for 2 to 4 hours. Grill over hardwood charcoal.
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I made this for recipe group. I tripled the recipe and marinaded 2 pork loin roast for 4 hours then grilled them. I made the recipe as directed but halfed the chile powder because hubby isn't a fan of heat. I must state that I was not very impressed, good lime flavour but not much else. No hint of the teriyaki and I feel that this recipe would be out of balance even with the extra chile powder because heat and acid don't balance well without sweet or creamy (oil)... The taste was very acidic and I countered that by reducing the marinade after removing the meat and straining out the other bits.. I added honey, a lot of honey and served it along side the meat. I probably won't make this again because other recipe serve me better.. Lots of lime, maybe some heat, if that punches your buttons carry on..


I made this for the Recipe Exchange Group Recipe for the week of July 12th. We liked this fine, have no problems with the amount of lime juice. I didn't find that this marinade had a great deal of oomph, even though I marinated for more than 24 hours (flat iron steak, which is the only kind of steak we like). In the future I would vastly increase the ancho and add some garlic! But it is, as advertised, a simple marinade, & it isn't overwhelmingly Asian-flavored (despite the teriyaki and ginger), at least on beef. I served this steak sliced into a greenleaf salad topped with Gorgonzola, dried cherries, and almonds. Thanks for the recipe!


I made this for the Recipe Group and used it for chicken. What I especially liked about it was the fact I could grill the meat without having the marinade char. My chicken was in the marinade for 24 hours so I was a bit worried, but it was fine, you could taste the lime but it wasn't overwhelming. Thanks!