1. If you’re going to serve your marinade as a sauce along with your meal, set aside some of the marinade before adding the meat. Great touch to top off side dishes.
2. When it comes to marinating , “more is better” meaning more time. Suggested marinating times are between 6 to 24 hours.
Tip: Vacuum Seal your marinaded food – it speeds up the process
3. The food you’re marinating should be completely covered in the marinade. You’ll need about 1/2 cup of marinade per pound of meat.
4. Always store marinade in the refrigerator so as not to invite potential bacteria to multiply and marinate in a non-metal container, like a resealable plastic bag (for easy cleanup) or glass dish. If you use a plastic bag, place it in a bowl in case there’s a leak.
5. If you’ll be grilling your meat, keep your meat portions small. Using smaller pieces of meat allows the surface area of the meat to be flavored and tenderized by the marinade.
6. Completely cover the food you’re marinating in the marinade. You’ll need about 1/2 cup of marinade per pound of meat.
7. Always store marinade in the refrigerator to avoid potential bacteria to multiply. And marinate in a non-metal container, like a resealable plastic bag.