Easy BBQ Marinades


Each recipe makes enough for four servings.

Marinating times:

  • 15-20 mins – fish, seafood and vegetables
  • 1-3 hours – small portions of meat and poultry eg diced meat for kebabs, think steaks.
  • 6-12 hours – large joins of meat and whole chickens.


Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl, add your chosen meat/fish/veg and leave to marinate (see timings below) before grilling until cooked through. Each recipe makes enough for four servings.

1. Cuban Mojo
Give your BBQ a Cuban twist with this zesty orange and lime marinade.

  • 1 orange, juice
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lime, finely grated zest

 2. Tandoori
Try this Indian inspired marinade for a warming, yoghurt based coating that helps keeps meat and fish tender

  • 100ml Greek-style yoghurt
  • 25g ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp vegetable oil

3. Herby
Go classic with lemon, rosemary and garlic for a super easy herb marinade

  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 sprigs rosemary, finely chopped
  • 5 tbsp olive oil

4.  Sticky
Honey caramelises deliciously on the BBQ in this sticky marinade with a touch of chilli heat. 

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 15g fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 100ml vegetable oil

5. Tropical
Celebrate summer with tropical flavours in this fruity pineapple and ginger marinade.

  • 227g tin pineapple slices in juice, drained and finely chopped.
  • 50g ginger, finely grated.
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

I would like to thank Tesco for the inspiration for these marinades.

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