favorite MARINADE recipes for the grill
I love to grill throughout the summer, always looking for new marinades to alter the flavor of dinner. What are your favorite marinades/recipes for food on the grill? Chicken, fish, pork, etc..
my standard for chicken or pork (and veggies too) is a mixture of lemon (juice & zest), hot pepper flakes, garlic, parsley, dill, basil, S&P, EVOO
I love chimichurri both as a marinade and condiment! Awesome on all types of grilled meats.....
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 Cup Yellow Onion; finely minced
1 Tablespoon Garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley; chopped
1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried red chili pepper (add more if you want some kick)
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup sweet red pepper; finely minced
1 teaspoon laurel or bay leaf flakes
Mix all of the ingredients well allow to rest for at least 2 hours. Best if prepared overnight.
You might like this one from epicurious, I think it's my favorite chicken marinade recipe, flavors are top-notch. For the chili sauce, I usually just sub some canned chipotles & their sauce mixed with the lime juice and mayo....I've done the ancho-chili version which is good but for the work involved the flavor of the chipotles seemed much better:
My all purpose (just because I usually have the ingredients on hand)
Black pepper, coarsely cracked
1 orange, zested and juiced
Worchester to taste
3 large cloves garlic. smashed
1/2 bunch parsely, roughly chopped/"bruised"
that strained and salted is good for deglazing....
This is really good on steak tips- although it sounds odd: mix equal parts ketchup, italian dressing and coca cola. Marinate and grill. I am gong to try it on chicken and shrimp. I even hate to tell people about it unless they have just had the tips from my grill. But, believe me, it is really good.
Wow, these all sound great. I like simplicity. IFor chicken, I use italian salad dressing a cup of orange juice. A few garlic cloves (fewer than 90, LOL).