There are many varieties of marinades used all over the world to enhance the flavors of everyday meals. Whether the marinade is citrus-based, savory, sweet, smoky, and so on, each adds a layer of moisture and tenderization to the meat before cooking. In addition, a good marinade can even help make leaner meat cuts less dry and more flavorful, while tougher pieces of meat become more succulent. It’s no wonder why cultures all over the world have been soaking their meats in seasoned liquids for centuries. Just read on to see what we mean!
Marinades are designed to preserve food, add flavor, and even break down proteins, making them softer. Good marinades typically consist of salt, acid, and a variety of spices and herbs. With the help of a delicious marinade, most bland and flavorless cuts of meat, like duck or gator, are given even more of a chance to make your mouth water. In conjunction, combining meats soaked in marinades with a powerful dip or textured sauce can take one’s flavor pallet to the next level. Sauces and dips can be used to add texture, flavor, and visual appeal. Even the most subtle sauces and dips, like oils and vinegar, can add layers of flavor to an otherwise bland or unexciting meal!
If you can learn to incorporate 1 or more of these flavor profiles into every dish, you’re sure to elevate your favorite weekly meals. Continue reading to see how these flavor profiles are worked into these 5 summer marinades you’re sure to enjoy.
If you’re looking to create a delicious 5-star meal with little prep and cooking time, you’ve come to the right place. This Grilled Skirt Steak is marinated in an onion-based mixture and served with a delicious chimichurri, giving a bright, fresh flavor to the tender meat. This recipe is great for transitioning from winter to spring and may even stay on the menu throughout the summer. We think it might have something to do with how Spice World Ready-to-Use Chopped Easy Onion creates a zing of flavor throughout the meal.
To make the steak marinade, you’ll need:
To make the Skirt Steak, you’ll need:
To make the Chimichurri, you’ll need:
Directions for the Skirt Steak:
Directions for the Chimichurri Sauce:
For all you adventurous seafood lovers, this is the recipe for you! Even the color of this marinade will brighten your mood, making it perfect for the summer grilling season. Its flavor combination will not only provide a tasty sour and umami experience, but also tons of health benefits for your gut thanks to the use of Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Ginger!
To make the lemon and ginger marinade, you’ll need:
To make the Grilled Shrimp, you’ll need:
Directions for the Lemon + Ginger Grilled Shrimp:
If you’re looking for a smoky, robust, and spicy lunch or dinner option, this is it. This chipotle chicken recipe is bound to knock your socks off! Rather than being a traditional marinade-based recipe, this dish is created with a wet rub. Made even more spectacular with Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic.
To make the chipotle wet rub, you’ll need:
To make the Chipotle Chicken, you’ll need:
Directions for the Chipotle Chicken:
Now here’s a chicken marinade that brings the savory, umami punch, with a hint of tang and heat. With this chicken kebab recipe, individuals can grill, bake, or sear their chicken for tender and juicy pieces of meat. See how Spice World Easy Onion elevates this meal to the next level!
For the chicken kebab marinade, you’ll need:
For the Chicken Kebabs, you’ll need:
Directions for the Chicken Kebabs:
There is no better way to kickoff the hot summer season than with homemade baby back ribs. The recipe even uses Spice World Easy Onion in a variety of different ways, so you can save some prep time! Just take a look at how easy cooking these baby back ribs really is.
To make the baby back ribs marinade, you’ll need:
To make the Baby Back Ribs dry rub, you’ll need:
To make the Baby Back Ribs, you’ll need:
Directions for the Tangy Baby Back Ribs:
Whether you’re cooking for yourself, friends, or family, these recipes are sure to please everyone’s taste buds. Marinating is a simple yet effective way to add delicious depth to your favorite meals. Whether you’re grilling, baking, or sautéing, taking the time to marinate your meats and veggies can make a world of difference and take your cooking to the next level.