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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Atlas beer Cafe: Tasty Beer Marinade Recipe

We are often posting about beer from the perspective of drinking it. Beer, however, is also a great ingredient in food so we thought that from time to time we could post some beer-inspired recipes. First up a nice beer-y marinade for meat.

You can used this marinade with chicken or beef. You could experiment with using a darker beer with beef and something paler with the chicken. We found an IPA gave quite nice results with some chicken! Whatever tickles your fancy. The enzymes in the beer will help to tenderise the meat.


1/2 pint of beer 
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 cloves of garlic crushed
A few splashes of good soy sauce
1tsp mixed herbs


Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Add your chosen meat to the mixture ensuring all the meat it well covered. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least two hours or better still over night.

You can use this for BBQd meat or if you are pan frying you can reduce the marinade in the pan after cooking the meat. It reduces to a nice sticky sauce.