That means if you haven’t already fired up the grill or located the lighter fluid, you better get ready.
Yes, you could grill up some hamburgers or hot dogs on Monday, and maybe you should. But if chicken, pork, or even fish are on the menu, give either of these delicious and EASY marinades a try. They won’t disappoint. I promise!
Rosemary Balsamic Marinade…for chicken or pork especially
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. (or more if you like it) Dijon mustard
3-4 Tbsp. brown sugar or honey
1-2 cloves minced garlic
Fresh or dried rosemary, about 1 Tablespoon
Mix the vinegar, mustard, sugar, garlic, and herbs in a bowl or large ziploc bag. Add the chicken or pork. Refrigerate 30 minutes, a few hours, or my personal favorite — overnight.
No fancy name for this next one, I just use it with chicken or pork. In fact, I marinated twenty pounds (yes, pounds) of chicken in this bath of savory goodness last week for a fellow teacher’s retirement party.
It was a hit — and one of my favorites.
1/2 cup lime juice
6 tablespoons soy sauce
1/3 cup oil
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper.
Stir ingredients together and pour over the meat or put in a Ziploc bag. Marinade as long as you like, but not longer than overnight of course!
So get grilling and if you’ve got any flavor tips of your own — SHARE!