Marinades and Rubs

Marinading meat is easy, It just takes a little planning, By that I mean you need to plan when you want to cook and start your marinading the day before to allow the meat to take on the flavors.

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Basting your chosen meat in a marinade is the most important step you can take in barbecuing or domestic cooking as it seals and moistens the meat. The vinegars in a marinade interact with the enzymes of the meat and enhances the flavor and let the meat take on your chosen spices and herb flavors without actually giving it a vinagary taste.

Almost any combination of herbs, sugars and spices will work, but as a rule try to use an acid like lemon or orange juice or limes along with a sugar of some sort and then add in some spices

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This is a simple marinade I use as a basic starter that you can use on ribs, pork, brisket, Steaks and chicken.


 

Mustard Paint

Combine and mix ingredients well in a small bowl

2 Tbs cider vinegar

1 Juice of one lemon or orange

2 Tbs brown sugar

4 Tbsp Dijon mustard

2 Tbsp Honey

Put all the ingredients and your meat in a ziplock bag and massage the meat through the bag and put in the fridge, turn and massage every couple of hours

You can also use a rub in conjunction with the mustard paint by adding any of the Rubs and patting the dry rub ingredients into the meat and leave for 1 hour before cooking


BBQ Style Rub

Add all ingredients to the  marinade above  in the bag 

1/2 cup paprika

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


Mediterranean Style Rub

Add all ingredients to the  marinade above  in the bag 

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons ground coriander

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

1 tablespoon black pepper


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