Advice 1: How to marinate skewers

Marinade for shish kebaband is usually a mixture of spices, salt, acid and in some cases vegetable oil. Marinated pieces of barbecue before cooking to give them a special flavor and softness. However, to properly marinate the meat.
How to marinate skewers
The taste, texture and even the color of the kebab depends on what they're soaked before cooking. Many people marinate the meat in yogurt, vinegar, mineral water, lemon juice, beer, wine and other liquid ingredients. A good marinade is designed to soften the muscle fibers. A barbecue will acquire a unique taste and aroma and is cooked much faster. It is worth to mention that the only correct method of marinating does not exist. Everyone chooses the ingredients for the marinade at your own risk, relying on the advice of friends or on your own experience.

In the Caucasus I consider that it is possible to go without liquid additives. It is sufficient to RUB the meat with salt, red and black pepper, add the onion and Bay leaf and put under the press for 1-2 hours

Traditional marinades for barbecue

In Soviet times, many have used vinegar as the main ingredient for the marinade. And now a lot of people generously add acetic acid or vinegar. However, the chefs argue that this is in any case impossible. Because of the vinegar the meat becomes tough. In addition, quite strong flavor of the vinegar gives the genuine taste of meat.

Mayonnaise marinade has already become traditional. Someone even think that only the French sauce you can marinate the skewers correctly. It is advisable to choose the store is a low-calorie low-fat mayonnaise. Classic varieties such as "Provencal" with a fat content of 67% have a fairly thick consistency, slowly absorbed, and therefore significantly increase the soaking time. If you decide to marinate the skewers in mayonnaise, add the sauce and immediately within 2-3 minutes, mix the meat with your hands, like "whipping".

To the mayonnaise marinade can add a few drops of vegetable oil, then barbecue will be even more juicy

Pink sauce, or as it is called "ketones" is a mixture in equal proportions of tomato ketchup and mayonnaise. In most cases, this sauce is the perfect complement to a barbecue, but can also be a marinade. Soak skewers in pink sauce is no more than three to four hours.

One of the most popular marinades for kebabs is mineral water. However, water does not have any effect, and if you pour carbonated mineral water, carbon dioxide will tear fibers. A barbecue will be dry and not too tasty.

Original marinades for barbecue

In the Caucasus, often marinate in white wine. But not the one that is served on the table during the meal. When grapes ripen of the crop goes to the production of special wines, designed to enrich the taste of the future of barbecue. If you are not able to get this wine, do not worry. You can take an ordinary white wine (necessarily dry). Per kilogram of meat needs about 300 grams of liquid. Skewers, soaked in this marinade, it turns out very juicy, flavorful and tender.

Even if you don't like spicy, take a chance to marinate the meat in Dijon mustard. It is quite delicate in itself, but the meat will give a slight sharpness. Marinade with Dijon mustard – almost the only one that doesn't require spices. Just add a bow.

Very tasty shish kebab turns out that marinating the meat in pomegranate juice. Better to pour the meat juice at night and put under the press. In the morning you can fry.

The easiest option marinade, which is being ignored by many, a lemon and onions. And Luke should take exactly as much as you think meat. Onions should be cut into rings or half rings. In the pan is laid first a layer of onions, then a layer of meat, then onions again, and so on. The lemon in this case, just squeezed on top. Probably will be a very successful experiment, if you onions and lemon rubbed on a grater (to make it easier, you can slightly to freeze both ingredients), add to the bowl with meat and mix. Salt a barbecue need half an hour before the end of the soaking.

Advice 2: How to marinate skewers in yogurt

This dish, like kebab, associated with outings with friends, fresh air and pleasant company. In order to get a perfect, tender barbecue, meat for him is to prepare in advance. For example, marinate it in yogurt.
How to marinate skewers in yogurt
You will need
    • pork 1.5 kg;
    • kefir 3.2% 500 ml;
    • granulated sugar 1.5 tsp.;
    • onion 5-7 PCs;
    • salt;
    • pepper.
Prepare the meat. If you are using frozen pork, previously well it defrost. Then wash in cold water and dry on paper towels. Chilled pork is also I need a good wash. Slice the meat into large pieces. Optionally, you can make and small - so it roasts faster, but it will be slightly dry. Large pieces will keep the juice inside. Fold pork in a large pot or bucket.
Clean the onions. Take half and finely chop it. You can use a blender or a large grater. Move the onions to the pork, add salt and ground black pepper to taste. Thoroughly mix the contents of the pan. Optionally, you can add any other spices and seasonings.
Start adding the yogurt. It is important to not pour it at once, but add gradually. Constantly stir the meat, letting the pork absorb the milk product. Carefully follow the level of the yogurt in the pan - it should not pour the meat that is on top of the pork should not be a layer of yogurt. Add about one and a half teaspoons of sugar and stir the meat.
The second half of the onion cut into large rings and place on top of marinated pork. Due to the fact that no top of yogurt, onions are limp and will not be too soft, and only acquire the desired flavor.
Cover the pan with pork in the marinade cover and leave in the room for an hour. Then put it in the fridge overnight (for marinating takes about ten hours). If you are engaged in a kebabohms before the trip, and started marinating in the same day, then do not put it in the fridge and just let stand at room temperature for three to four hours.
Before frying put meat on a skewer, alternating with large onion rings, attached to the end. You can use the grill, with onion rings on the pork and put between the pieces.
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