How To Marinate Meat

How To Marinate Meat


Whether you’re planning a BBQ or looking for some ideas for evening meals with the family, a good marinade and some of our organic meat is a match made in heaven. Marinating is the perfect way to add extra flavour to your meals, whether you opt for chicken, beef, lamb or pork, leaving your meat to soak in sauces overnight will give your dishes an extra kick of flavour.

If you’re new to marinating and need a few hints and tips, take a look at our guide below to create a succulent, tasty dish for you and your family.


Creating A Marinade - Start with a base like yogurt, oil, stock, tomato puree, vinegar, wine or coconut milk. Add herbs and spices to create the flavour, then season with salt and pepper. You could also add vegetables like onions, peppers and garlic or even a little sugar to create a sweeter flavour.

Grilled salmon

Meat - Salmon Fillet

Time - 30 mins

Flavours - Soy, Lime, Ginger

Tips - Place the marinade in a shallow bowl and add the salmon. Flip the fillet half way through the marinating time, to make sure the flavours are evenly distributed

Cooking - Wrap the salmon in foil and grill in an oven

barbeque chicken

Meat - Chicken Breasts/Thighs

Time - 2 Hours

Flavours - Lemon, Paprika, Garlic

Tips - Add chicken and marinade mixture to a ziplock bag and shake gently, then place in a bowl in the fridge.

Cooking - Add chicken and marinade to a baking dish and cook in the oven. Alternatively, remove the chicken from the bag and grill on a barbecue.

grilled pork chops on a white dish with french fries

Meat - Pork Chops

Time - 2 Hours

Flavours - Soy, Honey, Ginger

Tips - Add the marinade and pork chops to a mixing bowl and keep turning the meat to make sure the pork is fully covered.

Cooking - Place the pork chops under the grill and cover with foil to cook

Beef steaks, baked potatoes and vegetable salad

Meat - Beef Steak

Time - 8 Hours

Flavours - Barbeque, Bourbon, Mustard

Tips - Cut slits along the steak then rub the marinade into the meat. This will allow the meat to fully absorb the flavours.

Cooking - Fry the steak in a shallow pan along with the marinade.

Grilled kebab meat

Meat - Lamb Chops/Kebabs

Time - 8 hours

Flavours - Ginger, Mint, Rosemary

Tips - Trim any fat and bone off the meat before you start to marinate. Add the lamb and marinade to a zip lock bag and place in a bowl in the fridge.

Cooking - If using chops, cook under a grill. If using kebabs, cook on a barbeque.

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