Just the other day, one of our friends had planned a BBQ. I was so happy, because that meant lots of preparation for it; shopping at the Wanchai markets (not exactly the place for a person with strong senses), buying the vegetables and meats, and finally marinating them.
Marinating is such a simple art, which most fail to do accurately. I have tasted marinated meats with no or little salt, lack of spices and basically lack of flavor.
Here are a couple of my favorite marinates.
I You may need;
1 pound Lamb or chicken
2 tbsp of Crushed or ground – cinnamon, bay leaf, black peppercons, green cardammom and dry red chilli.
You may substitute the dry red chilli, by using red chilli powder.
juice of 1 lemon
Salt to taste.
Let it stand overnight.
II You may need:
1 pound Pork
crushed 1 inch piece of ginger and and 8 pods of garlic
3 tbsp soya sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp fish sauce (optional but then it tastes amazing with it)
2 tbsp of lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped onion
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground corriander
Mix well and marinate overnight.
The next day skew the meats on and brush oil on it as you marinate it.
Tip: If you are using wooden skewers remember to soak them in water.