Recipe: Herb and Buttermilk Marinade

Using a cultured ingredient in a marinade helps to tenderize meat before cooking, and adds flavor, too. This marinade is super simple and works perfectly with chicken or pork.


  • 1 cup cultured buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper


  1. In a medium glass bowl, whisk together all ingredients until thoroughly blended.
  2. Place meat in the marinade; cover and chill for 4-6 hours.
  3. Remove meat, discard marinade, and cook meat as desired.

At A Glance

PREP: 6 hours
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 6 hours, 15 minutes
YIELD: Makes 1 cup marinade.