The smell of freshly cut grass in the air, evenings that are starting to stretch well past dinner time and that warm spring sun giving promise to a long hot summer; indeed, there are many reasons to love this time of the year.
In fact, with the warmer and lighter weather many of us are turning our thoughts to outdoor eating. Whether we are planning a camping trip away, or simply love to eat outdoors at home whenever we have the chance, there is something incredibly special about enjoying a fine meal in the fine outdoors.
However, not many of us want to slave over the kitchen counter for hours on end to be able to enjoy a spot of outdoor dining. Indeed, eating outdoors should feel relaxed and effortless. Achieving that goal can be rather challenging to say the least!
So what is the secret to great outdoor cooking that is super limited when it comes to time and effort? Actually the answer is in just one word; marinade! Yes, that’s right, by nailing a great marinade recipe your outdoor dining will deliver on great taste, while you have plenty of time to relax and smell the roses.
What are the ingredients to great summer marinades? The list is endless, however here come a few choices that know how to pack a punch when it comes to flavor. You could try out some tried and tested recipes using these ingredients, or experiment and find your own great combination.
– Citrus Juice
– Soy sauce
– Lemon Peel
– Orange juice
– Chopped onion
– Chopped chili
– Dried or fresh herbs and spices.
The above list should certainly have your mouth watering by now! Whatever you decide to put in your summer marinade, be sure to let it sit for as many hours as possible to create an outdoor dish that is truly delicious!