Dark Beer Marinade
This marinade lends a deep malt flavor to grilled meats. Use it on pork, game birds and poultry. For the best flavor, choose a top-quality dark beer such as Guinness.
- 3/4 cup dark beer
- 1/2 cup apple juice concentrate, thawed
- 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 Tbs. coarse salt
- 1 Tbs. freshly cracked pepper
- 1 Tbs. fresh rosemary
- 5 allspice berries
- 3 whole cloves
In a nonaluminum bowl, stir together the beer, apple juice concentrate, brown sugar, salt, pepper, rosemary, allspice berries and cloves.
Use to marinate meat for at least 1 to 2 hours, or cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Makes 1 1/4 cups.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma On the Grill, by Willie Cooper (Oxmoor House, 2009).