Marinades for BBQ - Μαρινάδες για χοιρινό!

Enhance your BBQ experience with these flavorful marinades that are perfect for pork or any other meat. These recipes use simple, yet effective ingredients to ensure your grilled dishes are both delicious and memorable.

Sweet and Sour Marinade

Ingredients (for 2 kg of meat):

  • 1/2 cup carrot juice
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
  • Fresh or dried mint leaves


  1. In a bowl, mix the carrot juice, oil, soy sauce, lime or lemon juice, and mint leaves.
  2. Add the meat to the marinade, ensuring it is well-coated.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before grilling.

Light BBQ Marinade

Ingredients (for 2 kg of meat):

  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika (or sweet paprika)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 peeled and grated ripe tomato
  • 1 coarsely chopped onion
  • Leaves from 1 bunch of parsley, finely chopped


  1. Combine the paprika, olive oil, grated tomato, chopped onion, and parsley in a bowl.
  2. Marinate the meat in the mixture for at least 2 hours before grilling.

Additional Herbs for Pork

Enhance the flavor of your pork with these herbs:

  • Thyme
  • Savory
  • Dried coriander
  • Marjoram

Usage: Incorporate these herbs into your marinades or sprinkle them over the meat after grilling. Use fresh herbs finely chopped, or dried herbs ground.

Grilling Tips

  1. Prepare Your Grill: Ensure your grill is preheated and oiled to prevent sticking.
  2. Monitor Cooking Time: Smaller cuts of meat like pork chops or belly will cook relatively quickly. Ensure even cooking by turning the meat regularly.
  3. Rest the Meat: After grilling, let the meat rest for a few minutes to retain juices.