Store-bought marinades have a shelf life, which means the ingredients lose freshness every day they sit there, and at the same time, the flavors lose their intensity.
The secret to mastering marinades is in knowing the effect of various marinating durations.
Marinating for two hours or less will impart a surface flavor.
For a fully infused flavor, marinade for 8-24 hours.
NOTE: The thicker the meat, the longer it takes to absorb the flavor.
Here are a couple of my favorite marinade recipes. They’re full of flavor AND free of any preservatives.
Is anybody here a taco fan? Check out this killer Chicken Marinade!
Juice of 2 limes
1⁄3 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 drops Black Pepper Vitality Essential Oil
*2 drops Lime Vitality Essential Oil
Mix the above ingredients together. Allow chicken to marinate for 2-6 hours.
*Avoid plastic when using citrus essential oils.
Here’s a delicious shrimp marinade that is perfect for those shrimp kabobs!
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 drops Lemon Vitality Essential Oil
2 drops Coriander Vitality Essential Oil
Lemon Vitality & Lime Vitality support your digestive, immune, and respiratory systems.
Coriander Vitality supports your digestive and hormonal systems.
Black Pepper Vitality: Supports your digestive and nervous systems.
To get your ow oils delivered to your home at a 24% discount click here