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Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning your menu. Whether you’re serving veggies, fish, poultry or meat, a great marinade will infuse your food with major flavor. Here, seven delicious marinades to take your dishes to the next level.


Guinness Pork Ribs

Ribs are always a crowd-pleaser—and this Cooking Bride recipe is no exception. Marinated in Guinness stout, soy sauce, garlic, and sesame oil, these babies are saucy, tasty, and fall-off-the-bone tender.


Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

This zesty marinade by Closet Cooking is the perfect way to kick off summer. We love it on shrimp, but it would also be dynamite on swordfish.


Grilled Chicken, Burst Tomato, and Artichoke Skewers with Goat Cheese Dip

These chicken skewers by How Sweet Eats—marinated in dijon mustard, honey, and red wine vinegar—would be delicious on their own. But the addition of charred lemons, artichokes, blistered tomatoes, and goat cheese dip takes them to the next level.


Asian Flank Steak Marinade

Take you and your guests’ tastebuds on a journey with this Asian-inspired marinade from Just a Taste. To infuse extra flavor, try marinating flank steak overnight.


Honey, Lime, and Sriracha Chicken Skewers

These ultra juicy chicken skewers from Kitchen Meets Girl are the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and citrusy. The secret? After grilling, drizzle with the reserved marinade and finish with fresh cilantro.


Marinated Mini Bell Peppers

Why should carnivores have all the fun? For veggie lovers, these marinated mini bell peppers by Natasha’s Kitchen won’t disappoint.


Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork (Lechon Asado)

This Cuban mojo marinade from The Food Charlatan adds garlicky and citrusy deliciousness—and just a hint of heat—to everything from pork to turkey cutlets.