Marinades, Grilling Butters, Sauces and Condiments

Grilled food has a flavor all its own. Even the best grilled foods can be elevated to the next level with a skillfully chosen sauce, compound butter or condiment. The best part about developing that skill is in the taste testing. May one of these recipes inspire you to create your own "house specialty."

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Marinades

A true marinade can be either acidic (made with ingredients such as vinegar, lemon juice, or wine) or enzymatic (made with ingredients such as pineapple, papaya or ginger). In addition to these ingredients, they often also contains oils, herbs, and spices to further flavor the food items. Here is some food for thought: try marinading more than just meats. Marinated veggies add a flavor explosion as well. Give it a try, you are sure to be pleased with your results.

Red Wine Steak Marinade

Classic Mediterranean Marinade

Lemongrass and Coconut Milk

Four Ingredient Onion

Jalapeno Lime

Mojo

Citrus and Soy

Jamaican Jerk

Brisket Lovers

 

Compound Butters

Compound butters are amazing, not only are they super simple to make, the possibilities of flavor combinations are endless. Let your imagination run away with your taste buds! Here are some ideas to get started with:

Blue Cheese and Spring Onion Butter

Cilantro Lime Butter

Cowboy Butter

Goat Cheese and Chive Butter

Horseradish Butter

Red Wine and Shallot Butter

Smoked Chili Butter

Tarragon and Lemon Butter


Sauces

The power of sauce. You can take a piece of grilled chicken (or any grilled food for that matter) and with the addition of a sauce take the flavor any direction you choose. Add notes of smoky flavor, maybe a hint of sweetness. Get zesty with with it or downright spicy! The palette is in your hands. Go for it!

Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce

Ginger Plum Sauce

North Carolina Pig Picking Sauce

Dixie Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Memphis Style Rib and Brisket Glaze

Keto BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Sugar Free BBQ Sauce

Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

Chimichurri Sauce

 

Condiments

Condiments are often the underdog of a meal. In the right setting, they can be the star if you let them. I'm not talking about ketchup and mustard, though I will share an easy recipe for homemade ketchup. I'm talking about custom condiments that give you the power of flavor.

Red Onion Marmalade

Mango Pico de Gallo

Fresh Pickle Relish

Homemade Aioli

Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Mayo

 We are perfecting our sauce recipes, more to come....