So now that we have a side dish and an appetizer down for this week’s grilling menu, today I want to share with you a few quick meat marinades for meat that I like to use. They will bring lots of flavor, don’t have any added sugar, are gluten free, and all around good.
First up is Flank Steak:
For this recipe I used a good flank steak that had a little bit of marbeling and is perfect for fajitas or just because.
Thai Kitchen has a Red Curry Paste that is a blend of lemongrass, herbs, and spices. It has some great flavor. I paired that with Red Boat Fish Sauce to bring in the saltiness and another layer of flavor goodness. Take about 3 tablespoons of curry paste to 2-3 tablespoons of fish sauce and rub it all over the meat. Let it marinate a couple of hours in the fridge before you grill.
Next up is Chicken:
Chicken thighs are great to use to get some good extra flavor and fat. I used the bone in and skin on kind and it worked really well on the grill. For this marinade I use balsamic vinegar and Mrs Dash Table Blends Savory. Gave it a lemony flavor to go more the Italian type route. There is no specific amount to use, but I did about 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons or so of seasoning. You will have to add some salt too since neither of the other ones has salt. I prefer kosher salt or pink sea salt.
Lastly is Hamburger:
For this I took simple ground hamburger the 80/20 blend and used Weber Chicago Steak Seasoning. Sprinkle all over and combine it throughout. I like when hamburgers have flavor more than just on the outside of the burger. For two pounds of hamburger I used 1-2 tablespoons of seasoning. Really it all depends upon what you taste preferences are.
That’s it. My three easy marinades/seasonings that I use for different types of meat that you can put on the grill. Tomorrow is the last day in the series with dessert. S’mores!!!! What are your favorite quick meat marinades?