Tomato-Fennel Marinade

Fresh tomatoes and tomato paste combine to make an ultra-tomato-flavored marinade. It’s great on shrimp, fish and pork. Slideshow: More Marinade Recipes 

Tomato-Fennel Marinade
Photo: Abby Hocking / Food & Wine
Total Time:
15 mins
1 1/2 cups


  • 1 pound ripe tomatoes, halved 

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 

  • 1/4 cup tomato paste 

  • 1 tablespoon ground fennel 

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated 


  1. Working over a medium bowl, grate the tomatoes on a box grater until only the skins are left in your hand; discard the skins. Whisk in the olive oil, tomato paste, fennel, pepper and garlic.

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