Coals on the barbecue
Hot coals on the barbecue

This is based on a James Beard recipe Gavin’s mom found years ago when he was a kid. They liked it so much, they called it platonic marinade, and it’s been a family favorite ever since. Gavin barbecued chicken for me with it when we first started dating.

Platonic Marinade

  • 1-1/2 cups canola oil
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbs. dry mustard
  • 1 Tbs. pepper
  • 1/2 cup wine vinegar
  • 1 clove (or more!) garlic
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor.

Marinate chicken breasts or steak overnight. (Flank steak works especially well with this recipe.)

Grill. Brush marinade over grilling meat, and, if you like, simmer remaining marinade long enough to kill germs and then serve as a sauce alongside the chicken or meat.


Originally posted on The DHX.