If you want to enhance the flavour of meat then marinate – a quick and easy way to bring out the taste and improve the texture of the meat across a range of dishes. This time-honoured tradition is simple to do – to marinate meat takes just a few minutes and simply means soaking the meat for several hours in a marinade which you can make yourself – there are literally hundreds of recipes.
What can be used to marinate meat?
The usual ingredients of a meat marinade are:
an acid to tenderise
spices or seasoning
oil as a base to glue all the ingredients together and to add moisture
Most of the normal ingredients used to marinate the meat you will already have in your kitchen cupboards. Here are some of the most popular: