Build Better Flavor By Avoiding These Marinade Common Mistakes

June 24, 2015

A good marinade doesn’t just enhance roasted chicken, grilled steaks, or pan-fried tofu. We’d argue that in some instances, it’s necessary. (If you’ve ever gnawed on a dry, flavorless grilled drumstick, you know what we’re talking about). But not all marinades are created equal.

1. Your Marinade Is a Temple, Not a Dumping Ground
Test kitchen manager Brad Leone says it best: “People to tend to overdo it. As with most cooking, less is more. Your marinade is not a garbage can for you to throw half-empty jars of whatever in.” A proper marinade should have focus and clean flavor—this…