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My favorite and most often used marinate is made with zesty italian dressing, worchester sause, and garlic cloves. If I want a little sweetness as the meat is cooking, I added Kikkoman baste and glaze with barbeque sauce. If I want terikayi then I add it instead of baste and glaze. It is good on chicken whole chicken wings.
I have to make mine from scratch as Dewey my husband doesn't eat onion and garlic. I can't find my marinade recipe I connocted with bourbon water honey etc. I will find it later today and post. I used that bourbon marinade for beef ribs recently and the ribs were wonderful.
When I do Chicken I make a lemon pepper marinade with white wine, parsley a little garlic. I let the chicken sit in it for a couple of hours and then use the marinade to bast the chicken. It is so much nicer then a regular BBQ sauce.
I usually just open the cabnet and fridge and what ever I might have I dump in...along with my standby garlic...but one of the basic ones I like is...red wine vinegar, olive oil, a dash of ginger oil, crushed garlic, white pepper, sea salt and lemon...works really well on any fish and chicken ...I like to let the meat sit in for at least 1 and 1/2 hour...but three hours is best...then I use it to brush on as th emeat is cooking...
I make my own especially for fish.
2 Tbs water
1Tbs olive oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp garlic /either powdered or minced
red pepper to taste more if you like it hot less if not
place fish flesh side down and leave in fridge for 2-24 hours depending on how firm the fish is. Best on Salmon
You can convert this to BBQ sause marinade by adding catsup and a little liquid smoke.
I haven't bought the expensive steaks in a while either. HEB usually has the T-bones on sale $3.99 lb about once a month or so. I just buy 3 when I do for my daughters and myself. Her children are small so we share with them. I like sirlion strip too. I lost almost a freezer full of food when the power was out after Hurrican Ike. I had ribs, turkeys, steak, fish, shrimp the works. The insurance co at least gave me $500 but it didn't cover everything.
That's too bad. Sometimes when that happens, the freezer has to be abandoned too. I can keep our freezers going by hooking them up to the generator long enough to hold the temperature down. We have three freezers and three refrigerators.
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