Marinate meat


Barbecue season calls for marinades. And with the right ones, you can play culinary geography.

Two tablespoons of marinade are generally enough to coat, but not soak, a pound of food. The liquid ingredients form the basis; add one or more seasonings to suit your own taste.

Marinating times differ: most fish needs 30 minutes to one hour at most; chicken calls for one to two hours; meats, one to 24 hours.

Refrigerate any food marinated for more than an hour, turning it at least once in the marinade.

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