Four delicious BBQ marinades you must try

 Photo by TheBusyBrain

Photo by TheBusyBrain

Here at Tartly, we're always looking for more ways to get our daily dose of apple cider vinegar. Now that summer is upon us, it's grillin' time! So bring out the BBQ grill and turn up the music! Marinades is the key to flavorful grilled meats that will keep your guests coming back for seconds. Our recipes build on the basic formula of fat + acid + seasoning. The fat (like olive oil or vegetable oil) helps to keep the meat moist. The acid (like vinegar or citrus juices) helps to tenderize the meat. Finally, the seasoning (like herbs and spices) add delicious flavors to the meat. Since Tartly shrubs contain organic apple cider vinegar, it's a perfect tenderizer. Tartly shrubs also infuse the meat with additional fruit flavors. Try these delicious marinades and see which you like the best!

Ginger Soy Marinade

Recommended with: 2-3 lbs Korean-style beef short ribs

  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Tartly Ginger Pear Shrub
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions

Whisk all ingredients together. Marinate meat in the refrigerator overnight before grilling until preferred doneness.

Citrus Marinade

Recommended with: 2-3 lbs chicken thighs or drumsticks

 Photo by Isaac Wedin

Photo by Isaac Wedin

  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp grated lime zest
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup Tartly Lime Mint Shrub
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 tbs sea salt (or kosher salt)

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until a coarse puree forms. Marinate poultry in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before grilling until fully cooked. Garnish with fresh sliced scallions.

 Photo by Christopher Aloi

Photo by Christopher Aloi

Blueberry Balsamic Marinade

Recommended with: 2-3 lbs pork chops

  • 1/4 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Tartly Blueberry Lemon Shrub
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp sea salt (or kosher salt)
  • 1 tsp fresh grated black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds

Whisk all ingredients together. Marinate pork chops in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before grilling until fully cooked. Garnish with fresh blueberries. Enjoy!

Yogurt Mint Marinade

Recommended with: 4-5 lbs lamb leg (boneless)

  • 2 cups whole-milk yogurt
  • 5 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp sea salt (or kosher salt)
  • 1 tsp fresh grated black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Tartly Lime Mint Shrub
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Whisk all ingredients together. Marinate lamb leg in the refrigerator at least 24 hours before roasting in the oven. Or you can grill the whole leg. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and a squeeze of lemon juice.