Friday, January 22, 2010

Grill - Smokey Mountain Marinade Part I

Tonight I will be having my friends over for some barbecue, and I didn't want to eat plain meat, or something just kissed with a rub. So last night I put together this marinade and let it soak overnight.

Smokey Mountain Marinade
Recipe:

1 part vinegar
2 parts worchestershire sauce
3 parts A1 Steak Sauce
2 parts liquid smoke
2 parts oil
Season salt
Pepper
water to cover the meat

Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a plastic bag and add meat, making sure the meat is below liquid. Marinade for 12-24 hours.

The trick to a good marinade is 3 fold: an acid, an oil and a flavor base. In this case the acid is vinegar, the oil is oil, and the flavor base is everything else. The acid helps break the barriers to permeate the meat so the flavors can get inside. The best marinade I had was a 48 hour marinade of some chicken chunks we were grill on kebabs. We had to postpone our party, and it worked out for the best! They were so dark and full of flavor that they looked like little chunks of steak.

*Rating pending upon tasting.

Bon Appetit!
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