Favorite Marinades to use.

Discussion in 'Food & Beverage' started by Jaszibabes, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Jaszibabes

    Jaszibabes The Instigator V.I.P. Lifetime

    What are your favorite marinades to use? Or, do you like to make your own marinades?

    My boyfriend and I usually just take everything from the fridge and throw it together. The last one we made went like this:

    Italian dressing
    Caesar dressing
    Sweet Herb Vinagrette
    Parmesan cheese
    Splash of Vinegar, Splash of Cooking Wine, Splash of Apple Cider
    Drizzle of Maple Syrup
    Honey Mustard
    Dash of Salt & Pepper, Garlic Salt, and Italian Seasoning.

    It was absolutely delicious. We used it with pork chops, but really, it could be used with any cut of meat. :) I would rather make up my own marinade than buy them, they are expensive when compared to just throwing something together from ingredients you already have!

  2. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    I prefer making my own marinade too. Sometimes I just mix the condiments I like and invent one. I don't give it a name and I'm not sure if they're similar to something that has already been commercialised. The ingredients I often use (not necessarily all of them together) are; olive oil, vinegar, soy sauce, mustard, parmesan, butter, garlic, italian herbs, onion, lemon, salt/pepper, mayonnaise, nutmeg powder, etc.
  3. Smelnick

    Smelnick Creeping On You V.I.P.

    When I lived on my own, a common thing for me to make was pot roast. I did it up in the slow cooker. I used to experiment by cooking it in different mixtures of liquid, but the best one I concocted was as follows

    A bunch of garlic salt
    A bunch of ketchup
    A little bit of soy sauce
    Salt and Pepper to taste
    Water of course
    Just enough mustard to tang it up a bit

    It all looks and tastes gross on its own. But the roast after it was done, tasted absolutely delicious. It was a rather amazing cooking feat on my part.
  4. Rebeccaaa

    Rebeccaaa yellow 4!

    If its beef then we just use tonnes of soy sauce :love: or make a marinade out of oyster sauce (yum), garlic and other stuff that I can't remember right now :shifteyes:
    Sometimes my dad will marinade chicken in just about everything he finds in the cupboard. It always tastes nice even if he changes it around a bit each time.
  5. Impact

    Impact Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    If its chicken, then i'll use a honey soy marinade which is my favourite. Normally i'm too lazy to make this myself, and just have a bottle of it sitting in the fridge.

    If i'm in an adventurous mood, then i'll make one by chucking in a few ingredients that I think go well together, and am normally pleasantly suprised with the result.
  6. Cait

    Cait Oh, poppycock.

    I love soy sauce for my sushi. A1 steak sauce for my meat. Finally, cesear dressing for my salad.
  7. Jaszibabes

    Jaszibabes The Instigator V.I.P. Lifetime

    It's definitely funny when you put something together that wouldn't normally sound good all mixed together, but when you use it as a marinade ... it turns delicious. :)

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