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Marinade recipes

June 03, 1997

Try the following marinades, using one pound of meat:

Apple-soy: Combine 1/4 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed; 1/4 cup white wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 1 teaspoon crushed savory.

Lime-garlic: Combine 1/2 cup chicken broth, 1 teaspoon shredded lime peel, 1/3 cup lime juice, 2 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 2 cloves minced garlic and 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper.

Wine and herbs: Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup dry white wine, 1 tablespoon minced dried onion, 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed basil, 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

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Citrus-rosemary: Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 tablespoon grated orange peel, 1 clove minced garlic, 1 tablespoon crushed rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.

Mustard-bourbon: Combine 1/2 cup Dijon-style mustard, 1/4 cup bourbon, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce.

Lemon-herb: Combine 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper.

Port and honey: Combine 1/2 cup port wine, 6 tablespoons honey and 2 tablespoons melted butter.

Lemon-thyme: Combine 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind, 4 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves, 1/4 cup chopped green onion, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper and 1/4 cup oil.

Southwestern: Combine 3/4 cup cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons dry mustard, 1 teaspoon cayenne, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 crushed garlic clove and 1 minced medium onion.

Indonesian: Combine 1 cup plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger, 1/4 of a small minced onion, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander, 1/3 teaspoon cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Mediterranean: Combine 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup tarragon vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 crushed garlic clove, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon crushed rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Scandinavian: Combine 1/2 cup lemon juice, 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon dill and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Caribbean: Combine 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup orange juice, 2 tablespoons cider vinegar, 1 crushed garlic clove, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, 1/2 teaspoon crushed thyme and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne.

Oriental: Combine 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup dry sherry, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, 1 crushed garlic clove and 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger.

- recipes courtesy of National Pork Producers Council

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