Marinade is referring to blend of oil, wine or vinegar, herbs and spices used to flavour and tenderise meat, game or fish.

Marinade refers to the liquid foods marinate in. It always contain some acidic liquid like lemon juice or vinegar to tenderize the foods, and may contain spices or herbs to add flavor. Meats are placed in marinade to tenderize and add flavor. Vegetables and fruits are placed in marinade to add flavor.

Marinades vary from oriental mixtures of soy sauce, wine, oil with sugar, honey or five-spice powder added, to the more pungent marinades of South East Asia which can include various mixtures of ground spices, garlic and ginger and pungent ingredients such as shrimp paste. A marinade used throughout the Caribbean and South America uses citrus juices as a base. It is commonly applied to chicken, beef, pork or seafood as a tropical flavoring.

A marinade (a sauce used to marinate) also helps to preserve food and is usually a blend of wine, oil, vinegar, herbs and spices.

An example of a marinade is a combination of lemon juice, chicken broth, salt, pepper, and fresh basil, and a quick marinade is a bottle of Italian salad dressing available in American supermarkets. The meat is placed in a zipper poly bag along with the dressing and sealed.

Marinade is pronounced "mare eh nad"

Common Misspellings: maranade

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