Summer has arrived and that means you will be spending hours outside in front of the grill. While you will be making food for your immediate family most of the time, you also know you will be cooking for friends and other family members too. Amazing marinades will allow you to up your game in front of the grill. We have discovered a few marinades we know you will love. And your guests will love them too! 

Planning a Barbecue? Check Out These Amazing Marinades!

Easy Steak Marinade

If you have been searching for an easy steak marinade, you will love this four-ingredient option! Simply mix Italian dressing, A1 sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice together. Pour over steak in a Ziploc bag and let it do its thing for twenty-four hours. 

Tri Tip Marinade

Since not all steaks are created equal, you always need to have more than one type of steak marinade. There are so many different tri tip marinades you can try. However, our personal favorite is a balsamic marinade. Simply combine garlic, rosemary, ground black pepper, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar together before placing in a Ziploc bag with the tri tips. It is best to let the meat marinate for at least three hours, but it will taste better if you can let it go for twenty-four hours. 


Mexican Chicken Marinade

This marinade says it is for chicken, but you can easily use it for turkey or pork chops too. Simply mix together olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, cilantro, chili powder, salt, pepper, and cumin. Add the chicken, or other meat, and marinate for at least thirty minutes. We prefer to let the meat marinate for two hours, because the flavors have more time to intensify. 

Pork Chop Marinade

While you can use marinade for chicken to marinate pork chops, there are actual marinades you can use when grilling pork chops. Mix together brown sugar, soy sauce, pepper, and minced garlic. While most meats taste much better if you marinate them for longer periods of time, we don’t recommend marinating pork chops for longer than eight hours. Any acidic ingredients can cause pork chops to get mushy. 

Mexican Chicken Marinade

4-Ingredient Chicken Marinade

If you are like us, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in the kitchen whipping up a marinade for dinner. You probably don’t even want to gather up too many ingredients either! Thankfully, we discovered this four-ingredient for chicken! Simply combine brown sugar, oil, soy sauce, and vinegar together before adding chicken and letting it marinate until you are ready to grill. 

Cajun Grilled Fish Marinade

There are so many marinades that are specific to the fish you are making, which can make barbecue time frustrating. Thankfully, this fish marinade can be used on any type of fish you happen to have ready and waiting for dinner. Mix together paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme powder, cayenne pepper powder, salt and black pepper before applying it to your fish. Let the marinade sit for approximately thirty minutes before cooking the fish on the grill. 

These are some of the best marinades you must use when you are planning your next barbecue. So, grab your ingredients now and work your grilling magic later! 

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