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All Seasons Marinade Recipe

"This mixture is so versatile, it can be used to marinate just about anything," assures Joan Hallford of North Richland Hills, Texas. "I like to mix up a batch in a jiffy and keep it in the fridge for beef, pork, chicken or shrimp."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Use as a marinade for beef, pork, chicken or shrimp. Yield: 2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 323 calories, 29g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3519mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

Reviews for All Seasons Marinade

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Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 253696
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2016

"Great marinade!!"

Tdub16 User ID: 7660921 88527
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014


Mama6Kellys User ID: 7076569 80266
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"First, want to thank "IdahoGem1" for piquing my curiosity about Hawaiian Red Salt. Never heard of it before but it apparently has infused volcanic clay providing tasteless, yet valuable source of iron (helpful for me due to Hypothyroidism). In addition to added health benefits, Hawaiian Red Salt also apparently has milder salt flavor than Table Salt. Also, added Thyme after reading this TOH Community Member's review. Aside from adding Thyme, made 2 minor changes: omitted Garlic (due to son's sensitivity) and substituted Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil for Canola Oil (personal taste preference - tried Canola Oil in another TOH Marinade recipe but felt using Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil would have enhanced flavor for us). Marinated steak tips in large glass bowl in fridge for about 2 hours - husband grilled and brushed extra marinade on meat while grilling.

This marinade yielded the moistest, most delicious grilled steak tips!!! Made supermarket steak tips taste like butcher shop product!!! Even the pickiest of our kids wanted 2nds!!! Can definitely see how Garlic would compliment flavor (would use it if not for son's sensitivity - causes respiratory issues counteracted by antihistamines). Ordered some Hawaiian Red Salt (fine grain) and would definitely try substituting that for Table Salt next time as milder salt flavor would likely enhance other flavors (plus give added boost of iron!) - also considering substituting White Pepper for Black Pepper next time as milder pepper flavor would likely compliment ingredients similarly (hesitated this time wanting to follow original recipe as closely as possible).
Thanks for posting this wonderful marinade - definitely 5 stars for us!!! Can't wait to try with chicken - know it would be delicious on Pork Tenderloin too!!! *Tried similar Marinade Recipe posted on TOH using Apple Cider Vinegar and optional Hot Pepper Sauce - definitely partial to this recipe using Red Wine Vinegar* :)"

Idahogem1 User ID: 4985974 48739
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"This was a hit in my house. First thing I heard was "This steak is awesome!". I changed the recipe slightly because I didn't need 2 cups and didn't have some of the ingredients. Here is what I did:

1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 fresh squeezed lemon
2 shakes of Worcestershire sauce (I'm not a huge fan, so a little goes a long way with me.)
1 tablespoons ground mustard
1 tsp dried Thyme
1-1/2 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
2 pinches of Red Hawaiian salt
4 garlic cloves, minced
Combine all ingredients in a zip-lock bag, add steak, close bag and place in refrigerator until ready. I let them sit for 3 hours."

greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 122436
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"This recipe was awesome! We made steak and veggie kabobs with this recipe.I let this marinade sit on the veggies and sirloin for about 30 minutes. My husband brushed the excess marinade on during the grilling process. We couldn't stop eating them! I made a couple adjustments due to ingredients I had on hand and to make the recipe gluten free for my family. First, I used olive oil because that is what I had available. Next, I used a gluten free soy sauce. Also, if you are making this recipe gluten free you will want to verify the brands of Worcestershire and red wine vinegar are also gluten free. I am certain we will be making this again and soon. This is the perfect recipe for summer grilling!"

Jami4 User ID: 5573747 73201
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"Excellent with chicken on the BBQ. Will try it with steak next."

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 80265
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"Very good. I would definitely make this again. My husband and I are trying to eat healthier which means bumping up our salad intake and we marinated a ton of chicken on this and grilled it so we have a supply of tasty protein readily available for the week!"

MadisonME User ID: 6095193 55378
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"Used marinade on skirt steak and BBQ'd. Totally excellent flavor and taste awesome and meat TENDER."

grandmacaca User ID: 2781401 32325
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

"This recipe is excellent. I made a batch and used to marinade both steak and chicken. Everyone who ate the meat commented how good it was. I definitely will make it again and probably won't use any other marinades from now on. Thanks for sharing it."

tazyntank User ID: 5271319 30924
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"The red wine vinegar definitely had a kick to it. I used it on steaks and no sauces needed. Garlic cloves minced are an absolute must to complete this fabulous combination."

dierich User ID: 5257731 30923
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2010

"This is delicious! I didn't have lemon juice so I substituted lime juice. It turned out great!"

Grandma30000 User ID: 273667 88514
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2010

"Without a doubt the best marinade I have ever made! I did add about 1/4 cup of brown sugar but not really needed. I used it for steak, chicken, and pork with great results.

Thank you for sharing this versatile recipe."

mercougar User ID: 4266875 122433
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"I used this recipe for t-bone steaks letting them soak in the marinade for about 4 hours and it turned out wonderful!"

SandyRoss User ID: 2715990 87774
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"Yummy! Flavorful! Is fantastic with pork!"

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