Braai Day: Awesome Braai Marinades

Without a doubt the main part of any braai is the meat, and good meat deserves a good marinade. So today, the Cheshire Cat will be providing some excellent marinades for chicken, ribs, lamb chops and fish. Bear in mind that all good marinades take time to work, so marinade at least 24 hours before you intend to throw anything on the braai. Also, for some excellent braai tips, check out our post Braai Tips for Braai Day.

Sweet & Sticky BBQ chicken


(From Cook Sister)

60 ml mayonnaise

60 ml tomato sauce

30 ml Hoi Sin sauce

45 ml dark soy sauce

60 ml smooth apricot jam

45 ml cider vinegar

30 ml clear honey

2 cloves garlic, crushed

45 ml chicken stock

45 ml water

Black pepper

Combine all the marinade ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat until warmed through, stirring to create smooth mixture.

Abigail’s Magic Rib Marinade


(from TasteMag)

1 cup apricot jam

2 cups tomato sauce

2T Dijon mustard

3T brown sugar

3T vinegar

1t smoked paprika

1/2t ground cumin (optional)

Chopped or dried chilli (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together in a sauce pan and heat gently. Remember that ribs may need more time than usual to marinade well. Check out Abigail’s article at Taste Mag in the link above for more rib and marinade tips.

Dijon and thyme lamb marinade


(From food24)

½ cup olive oil

1/3 cup lemon juice

2T Dijon mustard

4 thyme sprigs OR

1T dried thyme

2 cloves garlic, sliced

1t salt

Black pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients together. Wipe off excess marinade when braaing to avoid burnt herbs on your meat. Simple and easy.

Snoek Braai Marinade



150 ml apricot jam

100 ml butter or olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

4 chopped garlic cloves

25 ml soy sauce (optional)

50 – 100 ml white wine (optional)

Dash of chilli sauce (optional)

Using a small pot, lightly fry the chopped garlic in the butter. Then add the apricot jam and lemon juice. At this point, also add any of the optional ingredients to your taste. Heat through and stir until everything is melted and mixed.


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