Backyard barbecues are one of the highlights of summer.From block parties, graduations, Father’s Day, Independence Day and more, we’ll be firing up the grills all summer to nibble on grilled vegetables, seafood and smoked meats. With warmer weather and summer on the horizon, the time to begin planning your next barbecue is now, and the perfect marinade is the ultimate secret for tasty, tender meats. FoodSaver shares the secret sauce to help you plan the best barbecue on the block.
Soy Ginger Marinade
Use this marinade on steak for a sweet, tangy flare. Simply whisk together fresh, minced ginger, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, lime juice and a little salt and pepper. (Pro tip: Place a little marinade to the side and douse on the meat just before serving.)
Mexican Pork Chop Marinade
Take your barbecue south of the border with this Mexican inspired marinade. It'll add some spice to any barbecue! Combine olive oil, minced garlic and few spices such as salt, pepper and dried chipotles to a food processor. Ensure the ingredients are thoroughly combined, and saturate the pork chops in the marinade.
The citrus notes of orange and the sweetness of the honey enhance the natural flavor of salt water fish such as snapper or swordfish. Paired with the smokiness of the grill, this marinade is simply delicious. Use a bit of the leftover ginger from the steak marinade, along with orange juice, honey, lemon and soy sauce to ensure every savory, bite of fish is bursting with flavor.
Do your taste buds a favor, and try these marinades out! With a FoodSaver® Food Preservation System and a Quick Marinator, there's no excuse to skip this step. You can marinate a steak, chicken and fish in 30 minutes or less instead of hours. Using vacuum power, the Quick Marinator allows juices to infuse and quickly absorb into foods, locking in the flavor and seasonings – in a matter of minutes.