12 Cheap Rubs and Marinades for Summer Barbecues
Pulling out the grill and throwing a barbecue for friends and family is the quintessential summer pastime. Even without premium cuts of meat, fancy equipment, and expert know-how, it's easy to turn out delicious grilled dishes with the right combination of ingredients. New grillers should first check out the basics of marinating from Anne Livingston and advice from The Nest on using dry rubs. Then try one of these 12 cheap homemade marinades and rubs for summer cookouts.
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All compliments will go to the grill master who serves these garlicky white wine shrimp skewers from Food & Wine. Marinate a pound of extra-large shrimp in olive oil, minced onion, garlic, white wine, and parsley for about 15 minutes. Rub each shrimp with butter before placing on the grill to cook for a few minutes. Crustaceans can be expensive, so consider adding grilled vegetables to the skewers to make the shrimp go further. Serve with a side of steamed rice and buttery corn on the side.