Perfect BBQ rubs and marinades

By Naomi Biltcliffe | 20/05/2015 | Posted in Kitchen

You can’t beat a good British BBQ. 

 

What better way to have your friends over for dinner without having to slave away in the kitchen? The key to the perfect BBQ is flavour, and lots of it, yet marinades and rubs are often overlooked. Whether you’re all about burgers and chicken legs, or you prefer prawns and seabass, there’s a marinade or rub to suit. 

Intensify the flavour by soaking your favourite BBQ fare in its marinade overnight or even for a few hours. This is also a great way to tenderise your meat or fish. 
The Easy Blend Deluxe from Morphy Richards provides a quick and easy way to make delicious rubs and tasty marinades in a matter of minutes.  
Simply add your ingredients into the blending beaker, attach the blade and twist and lock the beaker with the blade onto the motor. Then blend or pulse your way to a perfectly blended rub or marinade.

Why not follow these quick and easy recipes for a BBQ that’s bursting with flavour?

Cajun Rub

Ingredients:
2 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp cumin seed
1 tbsp light brown soft sugar
1 tbsp salt
2 tsp coriander seed
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp allspice 


Method:
1. Add all the ingredients to the 300ml beaker
2. Attach the beaker to the Easy Blend using the dual blade
3. Pulse the spices for 20 seconds, then shake the Easy Blend to loosen the spices 
4. Blend on speed II for 30 seconds
5. Use the rub to season the meat of your choice, allow to marinade for a few hours or overnight, before cooking
Top tip: Use seeds instead of ground ingredients for a fuller flavour.


BBQ Rub 

Ingredients: 
4 tbsp celery salt
4 tbsp hot paprika
1 tbsp light brown soft sugar
1 tbsp mustard powder
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
½ tbsp garlic powder
½ tbsp onion powder
½ tbsp dried thyme
½ tbsp cayenne pepper

Method:
1. Add all the ingredients to the 300ml beaker
2. Attach the beaker to the Easy Blend using the dual blade 
3. Pulse for a few seconds and shake the beaker to loosen the spices
4. Blend on speed II for 30 seconds 
5. Use as a dry rub on a meat of your choice

Top tip: Mix with a little bit of oil for a simple and easy marinade.

Lemon and Herb Marinade

Ingredients:
Juice of 2 lemons
6 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp fresh parsley (leaves only)
2 tbsp fresh thyme (leaves only)
Salt and pepper to taste
Method:
1. Add all the ingredients to the 300ml beaker
2. Attach the beaker to the Easy Blend using the quad blade
3. Pulse for 30 seconds
Top tip: Prick your meat with a knife and then leave it to soak in the marinade over night. This will help the flavour to develop. 
Garlic & Thyme Marinade 
Ingredients:
4 tbsp white wine
4 tbsp olive oil
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

Method:
1. Add all the ingredients to the 300ml beaker
2. Attach the beaker to the Easy Blend using the quad blade
3. Pulse for 30 seconds
4. Use as a marinade on a meat of your choice
Top tip: This works great on chicken legs.


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