Spices and Marinades for Grilling

Great summertime weather means just one thing for many foodies – it’s time to break out the grill. While basic fare such as hamburgers and steaks are great for grilling, many people are looking for something a little more special when it comes to their grilling. Spice mixes and marinades are the perfect way to create great flavors for any number of dishes. The types of flavors one might choose for a spice or a marinade may vary greatly from the basic spices and marinades one might use when cooking in the kitchen, though. Flavorists can and should be a bit more experimental (and thoughtful) when it comes to creating these products.


One notable feature of spices and marinades for grilling is the introduction of ingredients that can enhance the smoky flavor of a meat, whether it’s beef, chicken, or even fish. While charcoal grilling produces a naturally smoky flavor, that’s something that may be missed when using a gas grill – ingredients such as Natural Guaiacol, available as a part of Advanced Biotech’s line of Natural Flavor Ingredients, can be incredibly helpful in creating a smoked flavor for marinades. Check out its usage in favorites such as barbecue flavored marinades where it can feature strongly.


As for the other flavors that may show up in one of these products, it’s important to keep in mind that stronger ingredients are usually better. Weaker ingredients are easily overpowered by the cooking process, so check out options such as Advanced Biotech’s Natural Garlic Oil or Natural Citrus Enhancer for a strong, unbeatable flavor. Though virtually every style of cuisine is represented in this area, tropical flavors featuring fruits such as mango, Latin American flavors, and Mediterranean flavors are especially popular in flavor creation.