BBQ Marinades

BBQ Marinades

From easy spiced jerk, great for marinating ribs, to Asian chilli, ideal for salmon fillets and chicken thighs, give your BBQ meat, fish and veg a little extra oomph this summer with these punchy marinades

In need of a BBQ chicken marinade? Or maybe lamb or steak? Make one of our BBQ rubs, from easy spiced jerk to fiery asian chilli, and a simple wholegrain mustard marinade, perfect for steak. Here, we’ve created five quick and delicious marinade recipes to pimp up your BBQ…



Asian chilli marinade

Mix 4 tbsp sriracha, a chopped stalk of lemongrass, a grated chunk of ginger, 1 tbsp palm sugar and the juice of 2 limes in a bowl. Use to marinate salmon fillets or chicken before grilling.

BBQ Marinades - Asian chilli


Chermoula marinade

Put the juice of a lemon, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp smoked paprika, a small bunch of coriander, 1 chopped red chilli and 2 chopped garlic cloves in a food processor and whizz, adding enough olive oil to make a marinade (about 4-6 tbsp). Use to marinate firm fish like tuna or salmon, or veg, before grilling.

BBQ Marinades - Chermoula


Wholegrain mustard marinade

Mix 3 tbsp grain mustard, juice of 1 lemon, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp white wine vinegar and 1 tsp thyme leaves. Use to marinate steaks or veg.

BBQ Marinades - Wholegrain mustard


Jerk marinade

Put 4 chopped spring onions in a food processor with 2 chopped scotch bonnet chillies, 3 crushed garlic cloves, a small, grated chunk of ginger, leaves from 6 thyme sprigs, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 3 ground cloves, 2 tsp ground allspice berries, 3 tbsp dark brown sugar, 4 tbsp groundnut oil and half a cup of water. Whizz to a marinade. Use to marinate racks of ribs or whole bone-in chicken pieces.

BBQ Marinades - Jerk


Spiced yogurt marinade

Put 250ml natural yogurt, a large bunch  of coriander, 2 chopped garlic cloves, 4 green chillies, a small chunk of ginger, 2 tsp ground cumin and 1 tsp ground coriander in a food processor and whizz until smooth. Stir in 1 tsp ground turmeric and 1 tsp salt. Use to marinate lamb leg steaks or chicken fillets before grilling.

BBQ Marinades -Spiced yogurt

Use your marinades to rub on to slow-cooked brisket. Try our homemade brisket recipe here.

Home-smoked brisket

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