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Mr. Appliance Blog: How to marinate meat for grilling

Meat prepared the right way can be a delicious entrée by themselves, but can taste even better when paired with a delicious marinade.
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Meat prepared the right way can be a delicious entrée by themselves, but can taste even better when paired with a delicious marinade. Coating and soaking meat before grilling can seem like a daunting task, but knowing what kinds of marinades are good for different types of meat will greatly speed up the process.

So, tie on your apron and let’s get the cooking juices flowing!

Chicken

When it’s good, it’s so good; but when it’s bad, chicken is as dry as a dessert. Although it’s very easy to overcook, chicken is a staple in most diets thanks to its nutritional value and great taste. However, you don’t have to worry about dry chicken if you marinate it to perfection before cooking.

To stretch your money, picka marinade that is versatile and can be used on entire roasted chicken dinners or just a few individual cuts. This recipe from Steven Raichlen is the ultimate choice for chicken because it’s as easy to prepare, as it is delicious. 

Beef

Beef done right is rich with tons of flavor and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness—no matter  the quality of cut. The best way to achieve this tenderness is the perfect marinade and slow cooking.

Beef marinades should add to the natural flavor of the meat, while also keeping it moist during cooking—a double whammy that won’t disappoint! This marinade recipe from All Recipes has a zesty kick to it and pairs perfectly with almost anything you throw its way.

Pork

Similar to chicken, pork is a white meat that dries out very quickly when cooked too long. Luckily, a good marinade will help to protect it from drying out and will add a lot of extra flavor.

Pork naturally pairs great with apples, mustard and thyme, and this marinade from Rachel Ray has it all. It’s also very easy to switch out some ingredients to make it more seasonal or add an unexpected twist!

Lamb

One of the more rare meats in most people’s kitchen, lamb is very underrated. This combination of complimenting ingredients will get the most out of the lamb’s natural taste and move your dinner to the next level. Get the recipe here from fan-favorite chef, Julia Child.

Now that you’re armed with the best meat marinades out there, start cooking and enjoy the taste! To get more tips and recipes from Mr. Appliance, click here.



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