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Five Amazing Advantages of Marinades

August 03, 2022

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Marinades are made of oil, vinegar, and spices to tenderize meat by softening the connective tissue. They have several advantages that you should be aware of when planning your next meal!  Here are five amazing advantages of using marinades.

1) Season Your Food

If you're looking for a way to add extra flavor to your dishes, you should consider using marinades! Marinades are just flavorful liquids that you can use to soak your food in before cooking. This allows the flavors to seep into the food and helps tenderize it. As a result, your dishes will be much more flavorful and juicy! Plus, using a marinade is a great way to experiment with new flavors. 

So, if you're tired of your usual cooking routine, why not try something new and exciting by marinating your food?

2) Marinades Improve Flavor

Adding a marinade is an easy way to boost the flavor of your food. Whether you're grilling, roasting, or sautéing, a good marinade can make all the difference. That's because marinades work their flavors into every nook and cranny of your meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables—or whatever else you choose to toss in.

It's easy to see why when you look at the ingredients list for some popular sauces:

●    Soy sauce adds saltiness and umami (aka savory goodness).
●    Citrus juice provides a tangy zestiness.
●    Worcestershire sauce contains anchovies for depth of flavor and richness that complements hearty meats like beef stew. 

Additional ingredients like brown sugar and molasses provide deep sweetness; vinegar gives acidity; mustard spices things with zest, and herbs give things herbal goodness!

3) Ideal for Beginners

Many people shy away from cooking because they think it's too complicated. But with marinades, even beginners can make a delicious meal. Just throw meat and vegetables in a bag with your favorite marinade and let them sit overnight. Then, cook it up the next day for an easy and tasty meal.

4) Appropriate for Even the Pickiest Eaters

If you have picky eaters in your home, you know how difficult it can be to get them to try new things, let alone eat their veggies! But with marinades, you can add tons of flavor to even the blandest of dishes. Just a few hours in a flavorful marinade can make all the difference.

5) Helps to Produce Moist, Tender Meat

One of the main advantages of using a marinade is that it helps create moist, tender meat. This is because the marinade works to break down the tough muscle fibers in the meat, making it more tender and easier to eat. Additionally, the marinade moisture can help keep the meat from drying out during cooking.

Final Thoughts

Marinades are a great way to add new flavors to your dishes. Adding a marinade to your meal not only gives it flavor but also tenderizes it and infuses it with different tastes. Our Backwoods Marinades are designed to save time and are expertly crafted in a range of flavor profiles that are sure to please any palate.

Contact us today or visit our website for more information about all the delicious marinades we offer at LEM Products.