This is a great marinade for beef, pork shrimp, or chicken.

If you use this for seafood, you don’t need to marinate for more than an hour or two.
For chicken or beef marinate for at least 2 hours and maybe even overnight.


1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup lime juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 Jalapeño or Serrano pepper, seeded and minced
2-3 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin

In a bowl or glass measure, combine all the ingredients and whisk well until blended.
Pour over your choice of meat, poultry, or seafood.