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Best Barbie Marinades

Looking for the best barbie marinades to shake up your BBQ? We’ve put together a selection of our Traders’ favourite marinades to inspire you this grilling season.

You’ll find an array of popular global cuisines being used to elevate the humble Aussie BBQ, as well as top tips that will leave your family and friends reaching for seconds.

Moroccan Chermoula Marinade

Hailing from the Middle East, the traditional Chermoula marinade is full of Moroccan spices used to flavour fish and seafood. The base is made up of a combo of spices that you can typically find in your kitchen cupboard like ground coriander and cumin. The addition of fresh chillies is what gives this marinade a rich herby and spicy taste.

“Typically, this marinade would be best used with swordfish, prawns, sardines, and salmon. It adds a depth of flavour to fish and seafood without overpowering the fresh taste. However, this marinade is versatile, so it can also work well with a selection of veggies like eggplant and sweet potato, as well as cuts of meat like chicken and lamb,” said Peter at Claringbold’s.

Korean BBQ Marinade

Who doesn’t love a Korean BBQ? You can easily recreate it at home and are guaranteed to enjoy plenty of flavour.

The base of any Korean marinade is soy sauce, garlic, and sesame oil. Ginger, spring onions, and a hint of sugar or even fruit puree such as pear, is also added to balance this sweet and salty marinade.

Ash at Gary’s Meats said, “A Korean BBQ marinade is going to work extremely well with pork, and thin cuts of beef on the BBQ. The meat will soak up the marinade and will help tenderise and caramelise the meat, so it melts in the mouth. You can also try this marinade with veggies like broccolini on the BBQ for a charred, sweet, and smoky flavour.”

Brazilian Churrasco Marinade

If you want to bring extra heat to your next grill-up, then the Brazilian Churrasco marinade is for you. We must warn you though, this one isn’t for the fainthearted, packing a punch with smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and orange zest, as well as cumin and brown sugar. The addition of citrus helps to cool the palate and balance the flavours.

 “The Churrasco marinade is not as well-known in Australia, but it is not to be overlooked. This is an all-round marinade that works well with pretty much anything – steak, chicken, pork, and lamb. If you want to serve it in a more authentic Brazilian way for your guests, then marinade and cook the meat on skewers,” said Paul at Neil’s Meats.

Indian Tandoori Marinade

Yoghurt, garlic, lemon, paprika, cumin, and masala are the staples of any good Tandoori marinade. It is recommended to let the marinade soak into the meat for at least four hours before barbecuing to get the best flavour.

Mark at Kevin’s Poultry loves a tandoori marinade. “Tandoori Chicken is a world-famous dish and honestly I can’t think of a better way to marinate your chicken for the BBQ. It will be a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Tandoori marinade also works well with prawns and white fish, adding some delicious spice and flavour to your everyday BBQ staples,” he said.

So, the next time you’re planning a barbecue feast, ensure you buy the best quality produce you can find and try a new marinade to make your produce shine.


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