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Cynthia’s 3 Favorite Marinades for Pork, Chicken, or Fish

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There is nothing better than grilling outdoors when the weather is nice! For that reason I wanted to share with you, once more, my most favorite marinades. They are incredibly practical because all of them work well for chicken, pork or fish, so you can use either one of them on the protein you have on hand. Marinades add great flavor to the meat, but they do need time to work: fish needs at least 4 hours, and other meats need 8 or up to 48 hours. First, season the meat or fish with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then place it in a large sealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over. Remove as much air as possible from the plastic bag before transferring to the fridge. When ready to grill it, remove from the bag and pat dry. Happy summer everyone!!!

Orange and Champagne Marinade

Makes 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

In a medium mixing bowl, add the first 6 ingredients. Slowly add the olive oil, constantly whisking. Set aside.

Season your pork, chicken, or fish with salt and pepper. Transfer to a salable container and pour the marinade over it, making sure all pieces are covered. Let it rest in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but preferably over night.

Cook's Note:

If you are unable to find champagne vinegar, you can substitute with dry white wine.

Nutrition Facts:

7 Servings

Amount Per Serving - 2 tablespoons
 
Calories 59.5
Total Fat 2.6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 0.7 mg
Potassium 46.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g 
Sugars 9.3 g 
Protein 0.2 g


Asian-Mediterranean Marinade

Makes 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons miso
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

In a medium mixing bowl, add the first 4 ingredients. Slowly add the olive oil, constantly whisking. Set aside.

Season your pork, chicken, or fish with salt and pepper. Transfer to a salable container and pour the marinade over it, making sure all pieces are covered. Let it rest in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but preferably over night.

Nutrition Facts:

7 Servings

Amount Per Serving - 2 tablespoons
 
Calories 113.8
Total Fat 11.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 18.2 mg
Potassium 1.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2.8 g 
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 
Sugars 2.6 g 
Protein 0.1 g


Soy Sauce, Ginger, and Cilantro Marinade

Makes 2 ½ cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup peeled and chopped ginger
  • 2 garlic gloves, chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup dark sesame oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste

Directions:

In a food processor or blender, process canola oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, cilantro, ½ cup brown sugar, sesame oil, honey, water, and chili paste. Set aside.

Season your pork, chicken, or fish with salt and pepper. Transfer to a salable container and pour the marinade over it, making sure all pieces are covered. Let it rest in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but preferably over night.

Nutrition Facts

18 Servings

Amount Per Serving - 2 tablespoons
 
Calories 81.6
Total Fat 4.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 561.6 mg
Potassium 49.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.8 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 12.2 g
Protein 0.7 g

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