My 18 Delicious Marinades from Around the World is the ultimate guide to show you how different cultures create complex and mouthwatering flavour combinations to their dishes. And the good news is it’s not difficult!

18 Delicious Marinades from around the World for Roasting & Grilling

Marination of a Nation

When it comes to building flavour in a dish, countries around the Globe have all being doing the same thing for Centuries. Soaking food (predominantly meat and seafood) before cooking, to help tenderise and enhance the natural flavour before cooking. Different countries use different ingredients, but they all share a common goal: To. Make. Food. Taste. Better.

A good marinade can elevate even the most humble of proteins, and it’s the perfect way to build layer upon layer of flavour. You only need to sample my Spanish Chicken Skewers with Fino Sherry to see what I mean!

As a home cook, It’s essential to have a variety of marinades up your sleeve. They’ll really simple to get going and help you out down the track, they’ll also add a tonne of flavour to your food. Marinades are versatile too! They can double up as salad or hot vegetable dressings which can transform side dishes into taste sensations – just remember NEVER to use a marinade in this way that’s had meat or fish soaking in it. That’s unsafe! Just keep a little fresh marinade aside if you plan on doing this. Another thing to remember, marinating seafood doesn’t require 24 hours – 30 minutes will suffice. But for truly great flavour in meats like Beef, Lamb, Goat, Chicken, Pork, Duck and Rabbit, the longer the better.

My 18 Delicious Marinades from Around the World are the combinations I use all the time for roasting and grilling at home, they’re a great way for you to transport yourself to any country you feel like, all without leaving your kitchen! Sio, where will you travel today?

Do YOU have a favourite marinade you use all the time? Let me know in the comments below and I might just add it to the list.

Argentinian Marinade from cookeatblog.com

Argentinian Marinade

Ingredients:
1 medium red onion (grated)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
2 tbsp fresh thyme (or 1 tbsp dried)
1 cup red wine (Argentinian Malbec)
2 tbsp wine vinegar (white wine or red wine vinegar)
salt & pepper

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Directions:
Method: Mix together all the ingredients

Meat: Add meat to a plastic zip-lock bad and pour over the marinade. Marinade for 4-24 hours.

Fish/Seafood: Pour over fish or seafood and leave for 30 minutes before cooking.

Greek Marinade from cookeatblog.com

Greek Marinade

Ingredients:
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tbsp fresh oregano (finely chopped)
1 tbsp fresh parsley (finely chopped)
2 lemons (juice of)
2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
salt & pepper

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Directions:
Method: Mix together all the ingredients

Meat: Add meat to a plastic zip-lock bad and pour over the marinade. Marinade for 4-24 hours.

Fish/Seafood: Pour over fish or seafood and leave for 30 minutes before cooking.

Lebanese Marinade

Ingredients:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tsp fresh thyme (finely chopped)
1 tsp sweet paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

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Directions:
Method: Mix together all the ingredients

Meat: Add meat to a plastic zip-lock bad and pour over the marinade. Marinade for 4-24 hours.

Fish/Seafood: Pour over fish or seafood and leave for 30 minutes before cooking.

Turkish Marinade

Ingredients:
1 cup natural yoghurt
1 onion (grated)
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon (juice of)
1 tbsp sweet paprika
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
4 cloves garlic (minced)
salt & pepper

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Directions:
Method: Mix together all the ingredients

Best for Meat/Poultry: Add meat to a plastic zip-lock bad and pour over the marinade. Marinade for 4-24 hours.