It’s no surprise that Dads love a good BBQ to celebrate Father’s Day, so we won’t mess with what isn’t broken. But if you’re looking for a way to elevate that traditional BBQ, then we’ve got the perfect solution- make some EPIC sauces, spice rubs, and marinades and add a punch of flavor to all your grilled foods!
Below we have amazing options for you to try, from Asian-Style Sweet Sauce and Alabama BBQ Sauce, to Smoky Coffee Meat Rub and Garlic-Parsley Rub.
Your Dad might expect a BBQ coming his way, but he won’t know what hit him when he tastes these flavor sensations!
Short on time? Keep scrolling for some of our favorite store-bought seasonings that Dad will love too!
1. The Best Chicken Marinades by Chani Stern
Creamy Teriyaki, Succulent Balsamic, and Zesty Lemon, and Smoked Honey are my absolute favorite, go-to chicken marinades. I can always count on any of these to make a delicious chicken dish.
2. Savory Steak Marinade (Gluten-Free and Paleo) by Tamar Teitelbaum
Savory BBQ and umami flavors infused in your favorite steaks. This tasty marinade is gluten-free, paleo and great on all types of steak. You will need to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes.
3. Balsamic and Herb Chicken Marinade by Rivky Kleiman
Simple, yet positively scrumptious. I find myself using this marinade time and time again for a barbeque, sliced into a chicken salad, or even tossed with vegetables for roasting or grilling.
4. Skirt Steak in Teriyaki Marinade by Zehava Krohn
5. Green Goddess Marinade by Menachem Goodman
This isn’t a barbecue sauce, it’s a chicken marinade. I can’t get enough of it, so I decided to share it here. Enjoy!
6. Balsamic and Herb Marinade or Dressing by Rorie Weisberg
One marinade, many mains! You can use this marinade with London broil, Delmonico steak, strip steak, chicken fingers, chicken cutlets (thin or thick), pargiot (deboned chicken thighs), and turkey breast.
Watch more Rorie on Living Full ‘n Free!
1. Shawarma Spice Rub by Sarah Lasry
2. Lemon Poultry and Fish Rub by Sarah Lasry
Use lemon rub on poultry or fish. For best results, marinate for at least half an hour before cooking.
3. Smoky Coffee Meat Rub by Sarah Lasry
Use on any roast, steak or in meatballs for amazing flavor.
4. Skirt Steak with Garlic-Parsley Rub by Nechama Norman
I don’t know why I decided to buy lots and lots of heads of garlic that day. When I got home, I tried incorporating all that garlic into different dishes. It was not too difficult; I peeled the cloves, whirled them in my food processor, prepared a few marinades, and froze them for another day. This was one of my favorites from that day.
1. Chipotle Sauce by Menachem Goodman
I know what you’re thinking: He’s obsessed with adobo sauce. Let me tell you a secret, I am. You’ll be seeing many more recipes that call for it from me, wait and see.
2. Asian-Style Sweet Sauce by Menachem Goodman
If you know me, you know I’m a sucker for Asian cuisine. So obviously, I had to create a barbecue sauce using such flavors. Next time you make grilled chicken, use this as your marinade and I’ll bet you’ll be making it again.
3. Old-Fashioned Barbecue Sauce by Menachem Goodman
Sticking with the classics, this one’s for you. It’s good on almost anything and it tastes amazing. This happens to be one of the first sauces I developed, and it’s a favorite until this day.
4. Knock-Your-Socks-Off Sauce by Menachem Goodman
I gave this sauce its name for two reasons: one, because of how insanely good it is, and two, because it’s spicy! But don’t get scared off by it — when it’s on a good piece of grilled meat, the spice level drops. And the flavor is indescribable.
5. Alabama Barbecue Sauce by Menachem Goodman
This sauce is very different from a classic barbecue sauce because over in Alabama they use mayonnaise as the base of their famous barbecue sauces. This is not only good as a marinade; it’s amazing to dip fries into as well.
6. Full ‘n Free BBQ Sauce (Paleo) by Rorie Weisberg
Most store-bought sauces are filled with excess added sugar and preservatives. By making it at home, you can enjoy great flavor with all-natural ingredients. Rorie’s recipe for refined-sugar-free barbecue sauce is gluten free and paleo-friendly! Watch Living Full ‘n Free for more better-for-you cooking tips.
7. Classic Steak Sauce by Gabe Garcia
Tierra sur is not a steak house but it does serve a lot of steaks. There is a classic sauce that starts with the first letter of the alphabet and ends with the first number. Here is a rendition of that classic sauce.