A marinade is a mixture of spices and sauces where you will marinate your food. You may marinate chicken, beef, pork or fish. Some people make different sauces for each of these foods. What you can do is to make an all purpose marinade rub that you can use for all of these. This will definitely save you time and money. You can just keep the excess marinade and use it for the next batch of food that you will cook!
Here are the steps on how you can make your own all purpose marinade:
1. Ingredients. The ingredients that you will need for this all purpose marinade are
- Balsamic vinegar
- Orange juice
- Pineapple juice
- Olive oil
- Fresh thyme
- Hot pepper sauce
- Green onions
- Garlic powder
- Ground black pepper
If you do not have some of these ingredients, you can look for them in your local grocery store. You can also use substitutes. You can use a garlic clove for the garlic powder or basil instead of the thyme.
2. Measurements and preparations. Prepare the ingredients that you will use for the marinade. Measure a half cup of balsamic vinegar, a cup each of orange juice and pineapple juice, ¼ cup of olive oil, two tablespoons of ground black pepper, one tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme, one and a half tablespoons of garlic powder and ¼ cup of chopped green onions.
3. Mixing the marinade. Get all the ingredients and place them in a medium sized bowl. Afterwards, add hot pepper according to your liking. You can skip this if you do not want your marinade to be spicy. Mix the ingredients well with a spoon. Afterwards, get your food and prepare it by poking it a few times with a fork. The marinade will seep in the holes on the food and this will give your food more flavor. Soak the fish or meat in the marinade. Cover the container with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
These are the steps on how you can make your own all purpose marinade that you can use for meat or fish. You can cook the food any way you want as long as the marinade has seeped into the meat. You can serve your dish with sidings of vegetables and mashed potato.
This is only one of the all purpose marinades that you can make at home. You can even make your own marinade by mixing some ingredients that you like. Some of the ingredients that you can use are steak sauce, soy sauce, lemon juice, cranberry juice, lemon grass, fish sauce, etc. It is good to experiment with food as you may find a recipe that will taste great and impress your friends and family.
If you want to learn more recipes of marinades, you can research on the Internet. One good website to check out for meat and fish marinades is allrecipes.com. On this website, you will find steak marinades, chicken marinades and many more.