Five easy BBQ marinades for summer

Mix up your barbecue with these five speedy marinades for meat, fish or veg. From fruity pineapple to classic lemon and rosemary, choose from the recipes below for a different flavour every time you fire up the barbecue.

  1. Marinade instructions

    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.

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    Top row, from left to right: Cuban mojo, Tandoori, Herby
    Bottom row, from left to right: Sticky, Tropical

    Marinating times
    15-20 mins - fish, seafood and vegetables
    1-3 hrs - small portions of meat and poultry, e.g. diced meat for kebabs, thin steaks
    6-12 hrs - large joints of meat and whole chicken

  2. Cuban mojo

    Give your barbecue 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

  3. Tandoori

    Try this Indian-inspired marinade for a warming, yogurt-based coating that helps keeps meat and fish tender.

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

  4. 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 of rosemary, finely chopped
    5 tbsp olive oil

  5. Sticky

    Honey caramelises deliciously on the barbecue 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

  6. 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