BBQ marinades

When the sun is shining try these four quick and simple barbecue marinades that can be used on meat and/or fish
Makes: 4
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 4 hrs
Total time: 4 hrs 10 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips


For the sweet herb marinade:

    • 2 level tbsp dark brown soft sugar
    • Zested rind and juice of 1 lemon
    • 1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 2-3 level tbsp chopped fresh oregano and/or thyme
    • 4tbsp olive oil

For the soy, honey and ginger marinade:

    • 3tbsp soy sauce
    • 3tbsp clear honey
    • 1-2tbsp freshly grated root ginger

For the pesto:

    • 3-4tbsp fresh green pesto
    • Finely zested rind and juice of ½ lemon

For the spiced marinade

    • 1-2tbsp curry paste, eg, tikka
    • 4tbsp natural yogurt


    1. Just mix all the ingredients together for each marinade and keep them chilled until you need them.
    1. Marinate food for a minimum of 4 hours, but preferably overnight, to absorb flavours.

Nutritional information per portion

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.