Thursday, July 12, 2012

Easy Marinades for Pork and Chicken

Greetings!  Looking for a way to enhance the taste of a pork tenderloin using ingredients right out of the fridge and pantry?  Consider these simple ideas.  For a Teriyaki flavor simply mix 1/3 cup soy sauce with 2 tbsp. brown sugar, 1 tsp. fresh OR ground ginger and 2 tsp. fresh OR 1 tsp. powdered garlic. I like to add the juice of one lime and sliced green onion too.  
For an Italian marinade mix equal parts oil and vinegar, and a handful of fresh chopped herbs and a pinch of kosher salt. 
For a Hispanic influence, make a dry rub using cumin, garlic, Mexican oregano, and chili powder. Add about 1 tsp. of salt to the spice blend and rub protein vigorously with it.  Let stand at room temperature for about 1 hour and brush with olive oil before grilling or baking.  Serve with your choice of grains or starches and veggies any style.  These recipes are sure to please and score you some cool points in the kitchen with your family!

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