Magical marinades for a perfect barbecue
Marinades consist of oils, herbs and flavourings in which
you soak the meat or vegetables, rendering them delicious once served on the
The secret to your perfectly barbecued meat lies in the marinades used while
cooking. A good marinade can do wonders by keeping the meat flavourful and
Choosing the right marinade for the right kind of meat is imperative for
barbecuing it to perfection. Whatever cut you're planning to barbecue, here are
few tips from Chef Rishi, Manager Culinary of Barbeque Nation Hospitality Ltd,
to add some magic to the dish.
Olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper form the base of most of the
and so long as you've got those ingredients at your kitchen shelf,
you need not worry at all.
Grilled chicken tastes the best when marinated overnight and one super
ingredient for it is yoghurt.
Yoghurt consists of microbes and lactic acid which
easily helps in breaking down the meat, especially for kebab recipes, making
them soft and edible for consumption. A very Indian marinade that we use for
chicken is ginger-garlic
which adds flavour to the meat and tenderises it.
If you are planning to barbecue some lamb, keep in mind the ingredients like red
wine, oregano, honey mustard, fresh rosemary and garlic,
which can create a
variety of magical marinades for the perfectly barbecued lamb, depending on the
cravings of your taste buds.
Speaking about Barbecue, we cannot afford to miss out on prawns for seafood
lovers. There are plenty of marinades that blend perfectly with prawns, whether
barbecuing or sauteing. Some of the most desirable ingredients for prepping up
marinades for succulent prawns, are lemon, garlic, parsley, smoked paprika,
butter and white wine,
of course depending on the kind of flavour you would love
Lastly, apart from fish and meat, fruits can be a total delight when barbecued
properly. Fruit barbecue
can be delicious, when appropriate fruits are chosen
for the same. Tropical fruits like pineapple, papaya and mangoes are some of the
top choices. Although bananas are soft and tender, peeled bananas can barbecue
well when sliced into small pieces. Fruit barbecue can again be either spicy or
For a spicy marinade,
we can always use cider vinegar, olive oil, garlic,
paprika powder, brown sugar and dry mustard and for sweet barbecue, we can
consider honey, brown sugar, nutmeg, palm sugar, coconut cream and vanilla
To sum up, pulling off a perfect barbecue platter is not a big deal, so long as
you have the right ingredients in place to create that magical marinade for
fish, meat or fruits.
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