Basil Marinade


Preparation info
  • Makes About

    1 Cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Here’s a colorful, fragrant, and intensely flavorful basil marinade that’s great for chicken and seafood. Set about a third of the marinade aside to use as a basting sauce. If using the marinade for chicken, allow two hours; marinate seafood for one hour.


  • cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • cup fresh lemon juice
  • cup</


Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, boiling water, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper in a food processor or blender and process to a smooth paste. The marinade can be refrigerated, tightly covered, for at least 3 days.