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1. Classic BBQ Marinade

This is my go-to marinade whenever I’m grilling chicken or pork. It’s a classic combination of ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and a splash of apple cider vinegar. It’s sweet, tangy, and absolutely delicious on the grill.

Classic BBQ Marinade Recipe:

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Instructions:
  1. Combine the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and apple cider vinegar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk the ingredients together until the brown sugar is fully dissolved and the marinade is well mixed.
  3. Use the marinade to coat your choice of chicken or pork, ensuring that the meat is fully covered.
  4. For best results, let the meat marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before grilling to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Grill the marinated meat as desired, and enjoy the delicious classic BBQ flavor!

This classic BBQ marinade is perfect for adding a sweet and tangy touch to your grilled chicken or pork.

2. Lemon Herb Marinade

When I grill fish or chicken, I love using a bright, fresh lemon herb marinade. I combine fresh lemon juice, minced garlic, chopped fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme, and a generous drizzle of olive oil. It’s the perfect way to add a burst of flavor to lighter meats.

Lemon Herb Marinade Recipe:

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions:
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the fresh lemon juice, minced garlic, chopped rosemary, and chopped fresh thyme.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking continuously to emulsify the marinade.
  3. 3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and whisk until well combined.
  4. Use the marinade to coat your choice of fish or chicken, ensuring that the meat is fully covered.
  5. For best results, let the meat marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours before grilling to allow the flavors to infuse.

3. Spicy Asian Marinade:

I whip up a spicy marinade using soy sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes for a kick of heat and Asian-inspired flavors. This marinade is fantastic on beef, chicken, or even tofu.

Spicy Asian Marinade Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional, for a touch of sweetness)
Instructions:
  1. Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes in a mixing bowl.
  2. 2. If desired, add brown sugar for a touch of sweetness and whisk until well combined.
  3. Use the marinade to coat your choice of beef, chicken, or tofu, ensuring that the meat is fully covered.
  4. For best results, let the meat marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours before grilling to allow the flavors to infuse. Adjust marinating time based on the type of meat.

This Spicy Asian Marinade will add a delicious kick of heat and Asian-inspired flavors to your grilled meats. 

4. Italian Balsamic Marinade:

I turn to an Italian balsamic marinade when I’m in the mood for something rich and savory. It’s a combination of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, and Italian herbs. It’s perfect for marinating steaks or vegetables before grilling.

Italian Balsamic Marinade Recipe:

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs (oregano, basil, thyme)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, and dried Italian herbs in a mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk the ingredients together until the marinade is well mixed and emulsified.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and whisk until well combined.
  4. Use the marinade to coat your choice of steaks or vegetables, ensuring that the meat or vegetables are fully covered.
  5. For best results, let the meat or vegetables marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before grilling to allow the flavors to meld.

This Italian Balsamic Marinade will infuse your steaks or vegetables with rich and savory flavors, making them perfect for grilling on your Weber grill.

5. Honey Mustard Marinade:

I use a honey mustard marinade on chicken or pork for a sweet and tangy twist. I mix together Dijon mustard, honey, a splash of apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of salt and pepper. It’s a crowd-pleaser every time.

Honey Mustard Marinade Recipe:

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine the Dijon mustard, honey, and apple cider vinegar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk the ingredients together until the honey is fully incorporated and the marinade is well mixed.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and whisk until well combined.
  4. Use the marinade to coat your choice of chicken or pork, ensuring that the meat is fully covered.
  5. For best results, let the meat marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours before grilling to allow the flavors to meld.

This Honey Mustard Marinade will add a delightful, sweet, tangy twist to your grilled chicken or pork.

These five marinades are my tried and true favorites for grilling on my Weber grill. They add incredible flavor to meats and make every barbecue a hit!

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