Our Favourite Marinades & Spices Perfectly Paired For You

This week of perfect pairings we have summed up our five favourite marinades and spice blends that we just can't get enough of in the Marley Spoon kitchen.
By: Josephine / 14/11/2018 /

When talking about #PerfectPairings we can't ignore the match-made-in-heaven that is a good quality cut of meat with a delicious marinade or spice rub. This week we've written out our 5 favourite combinations so that you can spice up your cooking routine in no time!

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Spice blends

1. Za'atar

Serving suggestions: Simply serve with olive oil on lebanese bread/pita, or on chicken, steak or roasted potatoes for a delicious kick!

  • 250 g white or black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 TBSP dried thyme
  • 1 TBSP dried sumac
  • 2 tsp dried oregano

2. Adobo Spice Mix

Serving suggestions: Typically Adobo flavours pair well with pork or chicken, so this spice mix can be made into a wet marinade mix by adding 4 TBSP olive oil. You can also sprinkle this seasoning to beans, rice, and stews to add a punchier flavour.

  • 2 TBSP salt
  • 1 TBSP paprika
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1.3 tsp onion powder
  • 1.5 tsp dried oregano
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp bay leaf powder

Marinades

1. Chimichurri

Chimichurri is super versatile doubling as both a sauce and a marinade. It shines especially well when you're barbecuing or grilling beef! Recipe makes 500ml

  • 2 vine ripened tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 40g flat leaf parsley, including stems roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 4 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 125ml red wine vinegar

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2. Peri Peri Marinade

  • Juice of 2 lemons, zest of 1
  • 6 long red chillies, seeds removed, roughly chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
  • 4 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt

3. Pineapple Marinade

Pineapples contain enzymes that help tenderize meat, so this marinade is particularly good left on cheaper cuts overnight. Serving suggestions: Works well with chicken breast, pork steaks, beef steak or cheaper cuts such as flank, hangar and even eye round.

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple (cut into chunks)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce or tamari for gluten free
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 40g coriander, roughly chopped both stems and leaves

Happy Cooking!