A simple, delicious Chipotle marinade for any type of taco!!
Chipotle lime is one of my go to marinades for any type of taco. It goes great with shrimp, fish, chicken, or steak. Did I mention it is simple to throw together too. It’s a win win for any mom short on time… which is every mom.
I love having company, especially longtime friends from out of town. The older I get the harder I find it to stay in touch with people. Between work, family, and basic day to day duties there just isn’t enough time in the day. So when an old high school buddy said that her and her kids were coming to visit, I thought, “Hell yeah!!” Then I realized I had no idea what her or her kids like to eat.
Then I thought… what would my mom do? I know crazy right!?! We spend years trying to avoid becoming our mothers, then one day it happens. My mom would go back to basics, simple crowd pleasers, BBQ, Pizza, Hamburger Hot Dogs, and Tacos.
Tacos are a family favorite!! They are very diverse, you can make them 100 different ways, and top them 100 different ways as well. They can be made on a budget or made for a fancy affair. With shell, without shell, fried, baked, grilled… okay, okay, you get the point it’s hard to get bored with tacos.
I decided to do two types for my guests Grilled Steak and Grilled Fish. I used the same marinade on both to make it easier on me, and I prepped them in advance. I wanted to spend more time with my company and less time in my kitchen.
To make the protein for these tacos. All you need to do is blend all ingredients together for the marinade together, place marinade in Ziploc bag (if you use two separate proteins divide marinades). Place protein in bag with marinade. If you are using shrimp or fish however I would place them in marinade 1 hour before grilling. The reason why I don’t marinade shrimp or fish for too long is the salt may give the seafood a weird texture.
The day you are serving up a Taco Bar toss the protein on the grill, cook, remove and let rest, cut, and serve up with your favorite toppings.
Chipotle Taco Marinade
- 3 Chipotle Peppers w/ juice
- ½ red onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 tablespoon Cilantro
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- Salt and Pepper
- Pick your protein Chicken, Steak, or Shrimp
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend together.
- Place in Ziploc Bag with chicken, steak, fish, or shrimp.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 48 hours