7 Berry Amazing Marinades for Grilling

Posted by Superberries Team on 7/14/2023 to Aronia Berry Recipes

7 Berry Amazing Marinades for Grilling

July is grilling month, and avid grillers know that marinades can make all the difference. A delicious marinade needs just a few key ingredients: Acid, fat, flavor, and, of course, time. Though we typically use vinegar or lemon juice for the acid to soften and flavor the meat we are marinating, we can also use berries, which are acidic and supply delicious flavor. The nutrient-dense berries also add antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to your meal. If you are up for some grilling adventure, check out these 7 berry marinades for your next barbecue.

1. For a marinade with a kick, check out this Sweet Heat Blueberry Marinade. The subtle flavors of blueberries combined with the honey and cayenne pepper will impress your guests and have them coming back for seconds. You can substitute Superberries Aronia berries for the blueberries in this recipe to create an even bolder flavor.

2. For a bright, sweet taste, check out this Raspberry Aronia Balsamic Glaze. The sweet acidity of the raspberries and the tannic flavor of the Aronia berries pair beautifully with the balsamic vinegar to create a complex flavor profile. This recipe calls for raspberry jam, but if you want a less-sweet glaze, use fresh aroniaberries and then use sugar to sweeten to taste.

3. This pork chop recipe uses blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries to create an exciting marinade. These berries are high in antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals, so this recipe not only tastes great, but it provides some healthy superfood benefits as well. Adding Aronia berries deepens the flavor profile and adds more antioxidants to this healthy marinade.

4. To really kick up the flavor, try this Spicy Salsa Verde and Juniper Berry Marinade. Juniper berries are not true berries, but they contain Vitamin C, antioxidants, and other important nutrients, just like their namesakes. The juniper berries provide a citrusy evergreen taste. If that’s not to your liking, substitute blueberries for a more subtle flavor, blackberries for tartness, or Aronia berries for a more acidic bite.

5. This Aronia berry barbecue sauce recipe is packed with flavor and healthy nutrients. You can use it as a marinade before you grill, to baste while grilling, or as a delicious topping. It also makes a vibrant sauce for a barbecue pizza.

6.  If you’re looking for a multi-purpose recipe, try this Aronia Berry-Honey Vinaigrette. Not only does it pair well with your salad, but you can use it for a marinade or a glaze for your grilled meats.

7. This recipe for Grilled Chicken with Blackberry Sweet and Sour Sauce uses blackberry preserves and fresh blackberries for bold flavor and interesting texture. If you don’t have blackberries, you can substitute other tart berries such as mulberries, gooseberries, or Aronia berries.

No matter which recipe you try, you are sure to create a meal everyone will love. Not only can you experiment with your own favorite flavor combinations in this way, but you can incorporate the flavors of the summer into your meals all year long.