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5 Tropical Fruit Marinades

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Summertime calls for dishes with bright, juicy fruit flavors that taste like they've been picked straight off the tree. Add some of this sunny zest to your grilled meats and seafoods this season with tropical fruit marinades. They're unexpected and bursting with fresh and delicious taste - just the thing to take your summer meals to the next level! 

The Oster® Designed for Life 14-Cup Food Processor makes it easy to whip up restaurant-worthy marinades in just a few minutes. The powerful motor processes all kinds of fruit, fresh herbs and other ingredients to create flavor-packed marinades that will inject extra flavor into grilled chicken, steak, shrimp and more while also tenderizing the meat. 

chicken Marinades take grilled dishes to the next level.

Tips for Making Marinades 
When making marinades, there are a few tips to keep in mind. When adding marinades to your meat, you should store the meat in a closed container in the refrigerator. It's best to marinate the food for as long as possible, but if you're short on time, marinating for just an hour or two can still add delicious flavor to your dishes. And finally, don't add salt to marinades, as the salt dries out the meat - the last thing you want to happen before you start grilling. 

Ready to get mixing? Below are five tasty tropical fruit marinades to make this summer. They all taste great on a variety of meats and seafood, so let your taste buds be your guide!

1. Sweet Pineapple Marinade
Juicy pineapple is a summer staple, whether you're living in the tropics or hanging out on the back patio with no palm tree in sight. This marinade is your ticket to paradise - who knew escaping to the islands could be so easy?

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup honey 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Directions
Add all ingredients to the Oster® Designed for Life 14-Cup Food Processor and pulse until smooth. Pour over meat in closed container; refrigerate at least one hour before grilling. 

2. Sunny Mango-Lime Marinade 
This marinade pairs bright mango flavor with zesty citrus to create one mouth-watering duo that jazzes up any grilled meal. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups mango chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups mango juice
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

Directions
Add all ingredients to the Oster® Designed for Life 14-Cup Food Processor and pulse until smooth. Pour over meat in closed container; refrigerate at least one hour before grilling. 

mealA citrus marinade adds bright and sunny flavor to grilled meats.

3. Creamy Coconut Marinade 
Coconut - it's a wonder-fruit that adds dreamy flavor to a variety of tropical meals. Mix it into a marinade, and enjoy some island-inspired eats that will have everyone asking for seconds. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups coconut milk 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons powdered ginger
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 cup lime juice

Directions
Add all ingredients to the Oster® Designed for Life 14-Cup Food Processor and pulse until smooth. Pour over meat in closed container; refrigerate at least one hour before grilling.

4. Spicy Jalapeno-Papaya Marinade 
Papayas get a spicy twist with jalapenos and chili powder - douse grilled chicken, skirt steak or tilapia in this exciting marinade and dig into delicious tropical flavor. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 papayas, peeled, seeded and sliced into large chunks
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, halved
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

Directions
Add all ingredients to the Oster® Designed for Life 14-Cup Food Processor and pulse until smooth. Pour over meat in closed container; refrigerate at least one hour before grilling.

5. Citrus Sunburst Marinade 
Orange, grapefruit, tangerine, lime - this marinade makes your grilled meats a flavor explosion in every bite!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup blood orange juice
  • 3 tangerines, peeled and pieces separated 
  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 1 tablespoon paprika

Directions
Add all ingredients to the Oster® Designed for Life 14-Cup Food Processor and pulse until smooth. Pour over meat in closed container; refrigerate at least one hour before grilling.

Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions ("JCS") has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you try from our website. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.
 
 
 

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