A dry marinade is a dry mixture of salt, pepper, herbs and spices rubbed over food several hours before grilling are good flavor enhancers.
Rub the meat, poultry or fish lightly with oil before coating it with the marinade. If made with fresh herbs, these marinades keep, stored tightly covered in the refrigerator, up to 3 days.
What’s the Difference Between a Dry Rub/Marinade and the Usual Wet Marinade?
In addition to adding flavor, a “wet” marinade also tenderizes meat, while a dry rub does not.