How Should I Flavor My Marinade?
Marinades typically include an oil and an acid, but the sky's the limit for creativity. Add your special touches with fruits like mango, papaya, pineapple, fresh or dried herbs, spices, and chillies; onions, garlic, ginger, zest of lemons, limes and oranges and condiments like mustard and ketchup. For your oil base, try olive, til ka tel, walnut, or chilli oil. You can also use milk, coconut milk, buttermilk, or curd.
However, don't add salt until right before you cook the meat. Salt can leech out moisture, drying and toughening the meat.