Main Course Recipes
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A Tip by the Chef
When to Marinate
Marination is the process of soaking foods in a seasoned, often acidic liquid before cooking. The acidic ingredients in a marinade can consist of liquids such as vinegar, citrus juices, wine or enzymatic (made with ingredients such as pineapple or papaya. Along with these liquids, a marinade often contains oils, herbs, and spices to further flavor the food items. Marinades are commonly used to flavor foods and to tenderize tougher cuts of meat like beef. Any cut of meat can be marinated to induce flavor and tenderness. Over marinating can break down the protein too much and cause it to be mushy and undesirable. Chef Ardell has posted a chart that is useful in determining the cut and length of time to marinate.