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Classic Marinade Recipe For Beef, Pork, Or Lamb

Definition: A marinade is a liquid solution that you soak foods, particularly meats in before cooking. A marinade adds flavor to foods and makes them more tender by beginning the breakdown process of cooking. The seasonings you add to a marinade are carried into the food by use of an acidic ingredient in the marinade like wine, vinegar, or fruit juices. It is important to have this acidic base not only to do these things but because it protects the food from the formation of harmful substances of the surface while cooking. Marinades are particularly important and useful in grilling because of the high, intense heats produced by grills.
An example of a good basic marinade would be Italian Dressing. Marinades can be store bought or made at home very easily.

Classic Marinade Recipe For Beef, Pork, Or Lamb

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon McCormick's Montreal seasoning
1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
1 tablespoon minced garlic


Place raw meat or veggies in a large Bowl, Marinading container, Or Large Zip lock bag in marinade. Let set at-least 2 hours. I like it better if it sits over night.

Cook in oven or on grill to your specific liking.


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