Jalapeño-Lime Marinade

This feisty mixture adds a kick to shrimp and chicken.



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Dietary Considerationdiabetic, egg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, lactose-free, low calorie, low carb, low-fat, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Equipmentblender, food processor

Taste and Texturegarlicky, herby, hot & spicy, savory, tangy, tart

Type of Dishmarinades


  • 1/3 cup pickled jalapeno slices
  • ¼ cup pickling liquid from jar or can of pickled jalapeños
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • ¼ cup corn oil, preferably unrefined
  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced


  1. Purée the marinade ingredients in a food processor or blender. The marinade is best the day it’s made.

  2. Variation: Lime-Jalapeño Marinade

  3. Turn around the flavors and the name for a marinade that’s better on pork butt or shoulder. Simply replace the lime juice with a 6-ounce can of limeade concentrate.


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