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All-Purpose Pineapple and Citrus Marinade

January 10, 2017

This all-purpose pineapple and citrus marinade is a great way to give a fresh, bright flavor to anything that you’re cooking!

This all-purpose pineapple and citrus marinade is a great way to give fresh, bright flavor to anything that you're cooking - chicken, beef, veggies & more!

I don’t know about you, but after the holidays I always want food that is bright and fresh. Today’s All-Purpose Pineapple and Citrus Marinade will give you just that.  Plus, it is delicious on pretty much anything – pork, beef, chicken, veggies, you name it!

Skills & Techniques

If you want to make this All-Purpose Pineapple and Citrus Marinade like a sauce-boss, then here are some culinary proficiencies I recommend brushing up on.

  • How To Marinate.  This explains what is necessary for making your meat tender as well flavorful.
  • How To Buy & Store Citrus.  I hate wasting money on produce that goes bad.  Find out what to look for at the store when buying your citrus and how to keep it fresh once it’s home.
  • Basic Guide To Citrus Juicers.  Get the most out of your citrus by finding the best juicer for you!
  • Cooking Methods.  Just like how this marinade works for any type of protein, it also works for any cooking method.  Make sure you know how to get the most out of your food by mastering the methods!
  • How To Purée.  For using fresh pineapple in the marinade.

This all-purpose pineapple and citrus marinade is a great way to give fresh, bright flavor to anything that you're cooking - chicken, beef, veggies & more!

Storage & Leftovers

One of the great things about this All-Purpose Pineapple and Citrus Marinade is that its stores really well.  Whether you made more than you needed, or you want to prep-ahead for another day, this marinade is perfect for being kept at the ready.  If you think you’ll use it quickly, it can last in the fridge for up to a week.  If you think it will be a few weeks until you can use it, it will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.  Freezing liquids can be tricky, so I recommend putting a batch in a tightly sealed freezer bag then laying it flat to freeze.  This will make multiple batches easy to stack and take up less space in your freezer.  Don’t forget to label it though! 🙂

All-Purpose Pineapple and Citrus Marinade

If you can, I highly recommend using fresh pineapple instead of juice for this recipe.  All you need to do is purée the fruit in a blender or food processor before adding it.  The fresh fruit will give a much brighter and fresher flavor than store-bought juice (especially if it’s frozen or concentrate).


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This grocery list has everything that you’ll need to make this All-Purpose Pineapple and Citrus Marinade recipe.  To help in making grocery shopping simple, each ingredient is listed in easy-to-find grocery store amounts.  If there is no amount specified, that means that you can buy the smallest (or largest) container available and still have plenty left over.

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This all-purpose pineapple and citrus marinade is a great way to give fresh, bright flavor to anything that you're cooking - chicken, beef, veggies & more!

 

This all-purpose marinade is a great way to give fresh, bright flavor to anything that you're cooking! It's great for chicken, pork, veggies, fish and more!
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All-Purpose Pineapple and Citrus Marinade

The bright and fresh marinade will make anything you're eating taste like summertime at the beach!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 665 kcal
Author Mackenzie Ryan

Ingredients

  • 1 large orange , zested and juiced (about 1/3 c.)
  • 2 limes , zested and juiced (about 1/3 c.)
  • 2 lemons , zested and juiced (about 1/3 c.)
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice or purée
  • 1/4 cup neutral flavored oil (like refined avocado oil)
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together. Use the smallest container that the food you will be marinating will fit into, and cover with the marinade. Let marinate up to 4 hours. Discard marinade after use.

Recipe Notes

If you're using this marinade on fish, only marinate the fish for up to 30 minutes or it may start to "cook" from the acid.

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21 Comments

  • Reply Kristina @ Love & Zest January 11, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    wow- this marinade looks golden 😉

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan January 11, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you Kristina! It’s such a good one to have around and whip out for any occasion!

  • Reply Manila Spoon (Abigail) January 11, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    What a delicious marinade that’s quite versatile, too! Love the tropical touch from the pineapples!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan January 24, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      They really sweeten up the marinade and give it an extra boost of flavor, Abigail!

  • Reply Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs January 11, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    This sounds amazing. I love anything sour and zingy so this sounds ideal for me. A pot in the fridge to chuck on anything and everything is my idea of heaven!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan January 24, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Yaaasss!!!! I am so in the sour and zingy boat with you!

  • Reply Platter Talk January 11, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Your marinade is a bright, sunny spot in our very cold winter! Can’t wait to try it with some chicken.

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan January 24, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      I love to eat it this time of year for exactly that reason! 🙂

  • Reply Debra C. January 11, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Citrus makes an amazing marinade, so flavorful and it does a great job tenderizing the protein. I love all of the great resources too. Fantastic information!

  • Reply Jenna January 12, 2017 at 11:31 am

    How bright and summery! I can’t wait til grilling season. I would use this on shrimp or chicken and I bet it would be fab.

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan January 24, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      So good – especially grilled! It gets a really nice extra flavor from the natural sugars in the fruit!

  • Reply Sarah Hardy January 12, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    What a bright and lovely marinade with gorgeous flavors!

  • Reply Erin January 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

    What a great sauce! This would be good on almost anything.

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan January 24, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      It really is! I haven’t found something that it isn’t good on yet!

  • Reply Christine January 15, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I bet all that zest gives this marinade tons of flavor – Saving this for grilling season next summer!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan January 24, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      It really does – and you’ll love it grilled. The natural sugars in the fruit give the food a nice extra boost of flavor when charred!

  • Reply Sharon Rigsby January 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I have a ton of citrus and am always looking for new ways to use it. This marinade looks delicious!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan January 24, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      I hope you get to try it Sharon! This is an excellent way to use up that citrus!

  • Reply ukuze January 27, 2017 at 1:58 pm

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