Pete and I braai quite often, actually very regularly and having lived in Mauritius for a period of 2 and a half years, we had to get accustomed to eating a lot more chicken than red meat due to the astronomical cost of meat which meant I had to get adventurous on occasion for a new flavour for a chicken braai (barbecue) plus one of the few fresh herbs available on the island is thyme. This marinade turned out nicer than I had anticipated. 🙂
250ml white wine – I used chardonnay
125ml cup brown sugar
60ml tomato paste
2 garlic cloves crushed
20ml fresh thyme leaves
- Blend all ingredients together.
- Marinate chicken pieces for an hour before cooking or braaing (barbecuing)
- Baste chicken with marinade during cooking.
This marinade is sufficient for at least 12 pieces of chicken.
It looks lovely… I think this will be great on fish, too right? 🙂
Hi Tes, oh yes, I think this would be wonderful on fish and prawns. 🙂 Have a happy week. 🙂
—Those tastes sound like beautiful explosions erupting inside one’s mouth. DeLish! 🙂
Thanks Kim. Think I should start experimenting more with homemade marinades. Have a happy week. 🙂
Teehee…. I thought your opening sentence was ‘Pete and I brawl a lot…..’ Wowza I thought, I’m in for an interesting read here. Lol. But no, I’m clearly creating dramas in my head there.
The marinade sounds amazing, I’m such a thyme fan, I have a lemon thyme plant which is awesome. 🙂 I’m craving chicken, think I’ll try this for dinner. 🙂
Haa haa Anna, can you imagine somebody posting about that! oh dear.
Ooh, lemon thyme would be a definite hit with this marinade. Enjoy it with the chicken. My Mom and now Dad are here visiting and I have put in my order for dinner tonight – roast leg of lamb with creamed spinach and sweet carrots – YUMMY! Oh and of course gravy and roast spuds! 😀
Have a happy week. 🙂
I love using thyme in marinades and I have a nearly similar marinade as yours but is it without white wine and I add garlic on it
Hi Raymund – I am sure this would still be very nice without the wine – maybe next time I will try vinegar. Have a happy week. 🙂
sounds perfect! Pity it is not braai weather now 🙂
Happy Birthday again Tandy, hope you are having a special day, we will toast in your honour this evening with my folks.
We have an indoor braai so there is never a “not” braai weather for Pete. 😀
Have a happy week. 🙂 xo
I love the look of this marinade, and obviously a little glass from the bottle opened to make it would make its way into the chefs hands too 🙂
Oh Tanya, a glass for the chef is mandatory 😉 Have a happy week. 🙂
Always interested in a new marinade this is one I’m going to try. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks John. Glad you going to give it a try. Enjoy. Have a happy week. 🙂
Oh yum, thanks 🙂
You’re welcome. Have a happy week. 🙂 xo
It looks delicious! So refreshing and perfect for chicken or seafood in my opinion. great recipe
Thanks so much! It really was a great marinade. Hmm, basted on prawns over the coals sounds like a fabulous idea. Have a happy week. 🙂
This sounds like it would taste just wonderful Mandy! I love the flavor combo here – white wine, tomatoes, cloves, brown sugar. Yummy!
Thanks Kristy! I had a flavour in mind and thought these would be the flavours to achieve it. It turned out completely different to what I had anticipated but was still super yummy. Have a happy week. 🙂
Really great bbq, err braai marinade.
Thanks Greg. Have a happy week. 🙂
The marinade sounds really flavourful and I can’t wait to try it!
Thanks Angie. It is a lovely versatile marinade. Have a happy week. 🙂
Nice to see you back, Mandy, and with such a nice idea. We had chicken for dinner last night – I wish I’d seen this then!
Thanks Amanda, it is lovely to be back. Sorry that you saw the marinade too late – at least you can keep the idea for next time. Have happy week. 🙂
Sounds very nice, Mandy! I have thyme growing in the backyard.. 🙂
Thanks Celia. I have now cleared my herb garden which had become an overgrown weed bed with a very healthy bay tree in the middle of it all and am looking forward to planting all my herbs soon again. Have a happy week. 🙂
What a perfect marinade- it has been so hot here and it’s best to keep the heat out of the kitchen and on the grill outside!
Hi Ashley, thanks for stopping by. I am missing the heat terribly, this winter weather is not for me. Enjoy the summer weather. 🙂
What a great marinade! I can imagine it tasting delicious on a salad or different type of meat as well. Great combination of flavors.
Thanks Caroline. Great idea to use it on a salad too. 🙂
Sounds lovely. Bbq’d chciken is always delicious!
I agree Brydie and given half the change my hubby would only ever barbecue chicken. 🙂
I’m always look for new marinades. This one sounds delicious! I am definitely going to try it!
Hi Laura, thanks and I do hope you enjoy it when you make it. 🙂
This Thyme Marinade can go well with so many things. Thanks for sharing this beautiful recipe
You are very welcome Kay. Glad you like it. 🙂
Meat is also very expensive in SA lately, so we also eat more chicken and fish! I love thyme – I bookmarked the recipe for use once it is warmer in Cape Town!
Hi Pink. I must say I was floored when I saw the prices in Woolies the other day! Thankfully it is still cheaper than Mauritius though, which makes me feel a bit better. 🙂
Oh yum! I have a rosemary bush outside – might be tempted to substitute this for the thyme – looks lovely though!
Hi Candice, I think rosemary would be outstanding! I have a bush outside too – will give it a try myself. 🙂