What better way to make the most of the warmer weather than
outside in the sunshine, in the company of good friends and family,
enjoying the smoky delights of the humble barbecue? It's time to
dust off the grill, get out the tongs and start preparing some
marvellous marinades to impress your guests this summer.
Marinating is the best way to make your choice of protein
mouth-wateringly tasty. Originally, marinating involved the
treatment of food with brine or coarse salt in order to tenderise
meats. Over time, this process evolved to include a wider variety
of ingredients such as an oil, herbs, spices and often an acidic
element that worked to not only tenderise the meat, but also add
depth and flavour. Now, the marinating process can take anywhere
from one hour to several days depending on the protein and is used
across a plethora of cuisines.
Check out some of our favourite marinades below: