Simple and Delicious Grilling and Broiling Tips and Recipes

Top Seasonings to add to your grilling, broiling or barbecuing

Top Seasonings to add to your grilling, broiling or barbecuing

Love to grill? These easy tips and recipes add flavor along with nutrition. They also contain powerhouse compounds shown to help reduce the potentially harmful effects of overcooking protein foods. Read on and chow down!

Marinate proteins in herbs and spices. Herbs and spices contain powerful antioxidant compounds which may counter the effects of oxidation. Some of the top antioxidant seasonings include cloves, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, oregano, rosemary and basil. Additionally vinegar or citrus juice such as lemon, lime or orange can help to tenderize proteins. Use canola oil in marinades when cooking proteins at high temperatures. Canola oil has a higher smoking point than olive oil which can reduce smoking or burning. When making a marinade, reserve some in a separate dish to use after cooking for a final basting.

Each of the following blends is based on mixing with one pound of protein. They can be used to mix in burgers, marinades or rubs. Here are a few blends to consider:

Herbal Blend:
1 tsp. each rosemary, oregano, and basil
2 Tbsp. minced dried onion
½ tsp. garlic powder

Spice blend
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
¼ tsp. ground cloves

Rub/Marinade blend
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp black pepper
½ tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. turmeric
½ tsp. chili powder

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