Birch Sap Syrup BBQ marinade
This marinade is perfect for BBQ season or even for marinating and grilling food in doors when the weather takes a last minute turn for the worst. It’s simple to make and will last in the fridge for up to 4 days, meats that work well in this marinade are, pork, beef and chicken. I try and marinade over night but a minimum of 1hr will impart a lot of the great flavours. Once marinated cook the meat as you would normally over the BBQ or Grill. This is a basic marinade, I urge you to explore and experiment with this basic recipe, adding additional spices that you enjoy, add ginger and soy for a more oriental marinade, chilli powder and paprika for a spicy marinade etc – Make it your own.
3tblsp birch sap syrup
3tblsp vegetable oil
1 orange – juice of
20g wild garlic (finely chopped) – or 2 cloves garlic
4 fresh mugwort sprigs (or thyme)
1tsp finely ground alexanders seeds (or black pepper)
In a small pan mix all of the ingredients and simmer for 3 minutes until well combined.
Cool and store in the fridge or marinade straight away
Marinade prior to cooking and brush on during cooking.