Fresh Tequila Lime Marinade From Scratch!


The more I get into creating meals from fresh ingredients, the more I question what really goes into packaged products. I’ve always favored a good tequila lime marinade over seafood kababs and chicken.

Not long ago, I had a yen for halibut kabobs and I didn’t have any marinade to go over them, so I went to Google and typed in “tequila lime marinade” just to see what went into just making it as opposed to buying the pre-made stuff.

Much to my delight, I discovered how really very simple it is to make from fresh ingredients! All I needed to do was pick up some gold tequila and hit the produce section of the grocery store for the other ingredients and

~VIOLA! ~A wonderfully fresh marinade was created!

It’s so simple and so yummy, I not only put it on halibut kabobs for one meal but I also used it the next day for chicken tenders and wings! Marinading the chicken overnight in it made for a deliciously juicy chicken when grilled.

Here is how I made it!

The List:

1/2 cup gold tequila

1 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice (5-6 limes)

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. 
  • Marinade seafood or chicken (overnight is best) and enjoy!

It’s that easy and better than any store-bought product out there!

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