Quick and Easy Marinades for Your Next Backyard Cookout
Updated: Oct 12, 2022
Cooking meat, much like an artist with a canvas, is an effort in creativity. From sectioning to trimming, and from grilling to basting, a good cook-out chef is one that knows their tools and isn’t afraid to push the boundaries of the possible. Flavourful, balanced and easy to execute, marinades are a quick-fix solution to any pre-cookout preparation and are some of the most valuable tools in a chef’s repertoire. From a simple chicken breast to chicken skewers or a side of pork ribs, a good marinade can elevate any selection of raw meat to restaurant-worthy status. Check out our picks of some of the easiest, most flavourful marinades that will leave your BBQ guests clamouring for more!
Basic Chicken Marinade
1 cup yoghurt Saffron 1 Tbsp Fenugreek Ginger and garlic (Juiced) Seasonings to taste
Simple, quick and packed with flavour, this basic marinade for chicken can be used on a variety of cuts, Simply mix all the ingredients together and let it rest on the cut of meat for a few hours before transferring to the frying pan for a chicken dinner that will surely be the talk of your neighbourhood for many summers to come!
2 kg of pork ½ cup brown sugar 1/4 cup salt 1 tbsp coriander seeds 4 cups apple cider vinegar
Sweet, sour, salty and worth of salivating, this simple pork marinade brings out the inherent sweetness of the cut of meat, while elevating the flavour to lip-smacking results. Boil a cup of water mixed with sugar and salt on high heat and then reduce and simmer until dissolved. Add in about 4 cups of apple cider vinegar and cool. For the perfect pork marinade, toss in the remaining ingredients and marinate the pork overnight before grilling.
Pepper Lamb Marinade
500g lamb 1 tsp powdered turmeric 1 green chilli, chopped 1 tsp black pepper 2 diced onions 1 tbsp of garlic paste 1 clove 1 small cinnamon stick 1 Tbsp clarified butter 1 cup yoghurt Salt to taste
Tender, juicy and packed with a punch, this marinade recipe is perfect for an evening of lamb chops of kebabs. Simply mix all the ingredients together into a thick paste, and marinate the lamb overnight. For a tasty rice meal, cook the meat in coconut milk as a meaty accompaniment that will leave your guests begging for more!
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