Looking to improve your grilling game this summer?
While perfect char marks and beautiful cuts of meat are surefire ways to impress your guests, a simple marinade has the power to blow their minds. Whether it’s quickly dousing your masterpiece 20 minutes before cooking time or letting the meat marinate for 12 hours to soak up all of the goodness, these recipes are as easy as they are delicious.
14 homemade marinades in six ingredients or less
Balsamic Honey ChickenThese tender, mouthwatering chunks of chicken will fall right off the skewers, thanks to a simple balsamic and honey treatment before grilling.
GET THE RECIPEFoodie Crush
Cuban Mojo PorkYou caught us -- this crusted pork marinade actually calls for eight ingredients, but we couldn't help but share given how simple it is to make. Besides, if you've got cumin and oregano already in the cupboard, those shouldn't count anyway.
GET THE RECIPEThe Food Charlatan
Spicy Honey Lime ShrimpThese shrimp only need to be marinated for 20 minutes, tops. (Any longer and the acid in the lime will start cooking them for you!) Not a fan of shrimp? You can easily sub in some chicken instead.
GET THE RECIPEEazy Peazy Mealz
Balsamic Grilled VeggiesWe're so used to our tried-and-true veggie cooking methods, but even they can benefit from a flavour boost with a little crafty marinating.
GET THE RECIPEHappily Unprocessed
Greek Marinated ChickenImpress those at your table and get a double dose of protein with these greek yogurt-marinated chicken legs.
GET THE RECIPEBudget Bytes
Brown Sugar and Soy SalmonOnce you try this sweet but savoury flavour combo, you're never going to be able to eat salmon the old way again. Out of brown sugar? Sub in honey or maple syrup instead.
GET THE RECIPEMade From Pinterest
Marinated TofuImpress your next vegetarian guest (and maybe convert a few meat-eaters in the process) with these pretty tofu skewers. Serve them as a main with rice or salad, or as a backyard appetizer.
GET THE RECIPERunning With Tweezers
Kickin' ChickenThis spicy and tangy marinade is a great healthy alternative for all the buffalo chicken fans out there.
GET THE RECIPESweet Little Bluebird
Pineapple Pork ChopsAdd a tropical vibe to your next barbecue fiesta with this fruity concoction that brings out the natural flavours of pork.
GET THE RECIPEBon Appetit
Beer Lamb SkewersChunks of savoury lamb break down before grilling with this perfect beer-based marinade. Don't forget to say cheers before consuming!
GET THE RECIPEFloating Kitchen
Sesame Tuna SteakLove tuna but can't stand how quickly it dries out from overcooking? Try marinating it in this sesame-oil based mixture first. It gives a whole new meaning to chicken of the sea.
GET THE RECIPEHalf Tomato Half Potato
Marinated Lamb ChopsThese lamb chops are elevated to the next level with a little rosemary, oil and thyme.
GET THE RECIPEFood Republic
Beef TenderloinA little soy sauce and dijon mustard make the perfect combo for this succulent steak. Cook it in the oven or head to the grill for that extra little bit of char.
GET THE RECIPEBitz & Giggles
Vinegar and Spice RibsThe vinegar helps to break these ribs down, while the spice elevates all of their natural flavours. We dare you to try and limit yourself to one rack!
GET THE RECIPEChow