Can't Miss Marinating Tips for Great Grilling Results

Hey Tampa Grillers! With the weekend coming up, our friends at Cynch Propane Tank Home Delivery want to provide you four simple tips in making sure your meat is marinated to perfection! Too often than not, many grillers forget the value of a simple marinate. With a few simple ingredients, the transformation in taste can be remarkable, taking your traditional grilled meal to the next level, and it’s a Cynch!

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And now, let’s get to our can’t-miss marinating tips that you must test this weekend!

Barbecue pork ribs

Barbecue pork ribs

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Marinating Meat:

To get that perfect flavor you and your guests are craving, make sure you know the ins and outs of marinating your favorite food. There are several factors to take into account with marinade time: type of meat, size of meat chunks, and acidity of the marinade. For dark proteins — beef, lamb, pork — longer is always better. BUT, if the food is delicate — shrimp, flaky fish — stop marinating after 15 or 30 minutes or the acid will start to break down the protein too much. Chicken is somewhere in the middle, anywhere from 2 to 12 hours is good depending on the cut (skin-on breasts require less time, for example).

Don’t worry too much if you don’t have the exact ingredients in a recipe — just follow this basic formula. Acid + Salt + Oil + Herbs/Seasonings/Sugar + Time = Marinade

The Secret Ingredients:

1) ACID (but not too much)

Eg: vinegar, lemon/lime/orange juice, wine, buttermilk, or yogurt

The benefits: It tenderizes the protein to let the other flavor-enhancing ingredients stand out.

2) SALT

Or soy sauce

The benefits: It also tenderizes while adding a little more ‘zing’ to the flavor.

3) OIL

Eg: olive oil, canola oil

The benefits:Helps release the flavor of spices or herbs and hold them in contact with the meat.

4) HERBS/SEASONINGS/SUGAR

Eg: garlic, rosemary, ginger, chilies, maple syrup

The benefits: Adds a touch of flavoring that makes your meat stand out from unseasoned meats.

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