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Marinades And Brinerades

There are several ways to bring flavor to the party before you cook. In addition to spice rubs and pastes there are marinades and brinerades. Why use a marinade over a rub? There are flavors of liquids like juices that you can’t find in dried form. What is a brinerade? A wet bath that combines the flavor of a marinade with the power of a brine. Find out more along with the one marinade recipe you need for seafood and veggies.

Marinade Myths And How To Add Flavor More Effectively

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Meathead

Marinades work on some foods but not on others. A good marinade contains certain ingredients but not others. Here's the truth about marinades and brinerades.
Vegetables on sheet pan

Here’s The One All-Purpose Marinade/Brinerade Recipe You Need For Seafood And Veggies

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Meathead

As I explain in my article on the science and myths of marinades, they don't penetrate most foods very far. The exceptions are seafood and vegetables. This one is based on a wonderful, herby salad dressing that my wife created.
huli huli chicken and marinade

The Story Of Hawaiian Huli-Huli Chicken Marinade Is As Delicious As The Recipe

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Meathead

Hawaiian huli-huli chicken is a hugely popular type of grilled chicken with a sweet teriyaki style barbecue sauce. Here's my take on the recipe.
Korean short ribs marinating in a bowl

Hoisin Makes A Sinfully Good Marinade

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Meathead

Add a flavorful Asian twist to pork, chicken, steak, or shrimp with this recipe for an all-purpose Asian style marinade with hoisin sauce. The best thing about Asian style marinades is that soy sauce is salty, so the marinade also works like a brine, and flavors penetrate better than with most marinades.

Grilled Chuck Steak With Red Wine Marinade For Date Night

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Meathead

Discover truly delicious chuck steak thanks to this simple, but flavor rich, recipe. Chuck steak is a relatively cheap solution to a weeknight family meal and adding a delicious red wine based marinade makes it extra tasty. Finish the chuck on the grill for a rich, smoky dish that is perfect for date night!
lamb loin chops on grill

You’ll Be Amazed At How Sheep Dip Transforms Grilled Lamb Chops

By:

Meathead

Lamb loin chops are tender, flavorful, and juicy. This is an extremely quick and easy marinade and cooking method for grilled lamb loin chops.

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Published On: 4/24/2019 Last Modified: 4/18/2021


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