Red Bell Pepper Marinade

I came up with this marinade because I had some left-over bell peppers which I wasn’t sure what to do with. I started mixing a little bit of this with a little bit of that; the result was this delicious marinade, which I highly recommend. It is packed with flavor to help you create some magic in the kitchen every time you use it. Guaranteed.


  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper
  • 1/2 large Roma tomato
  • 1 habanero pepper (optional)
  • 2 scallions /spring onions
  • 1/2 regular onion (white, yellow or sweet)
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 thumb size ginger
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon anis seed
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sage powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 large fresh bay leaf (or dried)
  • 1/2 cup of canola oil or EVOO or as needed


  • Blender
  • Wooden spoon or spatula
  • Airtight jars


  • Wash the onions, bell peppers, scallions, tomato, habanero and bay leaf thoroughly in water
  • Peel the garlic cloves and rinse in water
  • Peel the ginger and rinse in water
  • Roughly chop larger ingredients into smaller pieces
  • Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend into a paste
  • Use as needed
  • For storage, transfer to an airtight container or jar, add the EVOO; then place in the fridge for up to two weeks




  • If you’re missing one or two ingredients (e.g.: coriander and/or anis seeds), you can still use the remaining ingredients to make a delicious marinade
  • This marinade can be used for grilled chicken, grilled lamb, and steak. It can honestly be used to season any dish.


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One Response

  1. This!!!! Everything !! Lamb and chicken both came out amazing ! I am just happy I found my little secret paste 😂 I might have to try it in salmon 👀👀😂😂😂😩😩

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