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5 Basic rules for meat marinades

by | Oct 24, 2021

Marinating meat is an excellent way to add flavor, tenderize it, and keep it moist during cooking. Marinades are usually composed of three main ingredients: oil, acid (usual vinegar), and herbs or spices. These can be used individually or in combination with each other for a variety of flavors. To learn more about the basics of marinades and how they work, read on!

1) Marinades are made up of an acid, oil and spices. The acid can be vinegar, citrus juice or wine. 

2) Oil is usually olive oil but can also be butter, soy sauce or mayonnaise. 3) Spices are typically garlic powder, onion powder or pepper.

4) Lastly, you need to cut up your meat into smaller pieces before marinating it because the marinade needs to evenly coat all of the surfaces in order for it to get absorbed properly.

5) Once marinated, meat should be put on a low grill temperature so that all sides cook at about the same rate while still maintaining some texture and juiciness inside too!

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