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.
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.
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.
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!
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