We're halfway through Grill Month here at the Kitchn--tired of grilling yet?
We didn't think so!
If what you are getting tired of is your same old vinegar-oil-salt marinade, here's a new idea: tropical fruits!
Fruits like papaya, fresh fig, pineapple, and kiwi make excellent marinades for meat either combined with other ingredients or on their own as a puree. Besides infusing interesting flavors, many tropical fruits also contain enzymes that tenderize meat! Click through for more information and recipes...
A good solution is to prick the meat with the tines of a fork or skewer before adding it to the marinade. This way there's a ready-made path for the marinade to get to the inside of the meat, and the meat won't need to marinate as long to become fully infused.
Here are a few recipes we gathered from around the web:
Any other favorite tropical fruit marinades out there?!