Marinade and MarinateThe words marinade and marinate are confused so often, the distinction between them is starting to blur.
MarinadeThe word marinade means a sauce in which food is soaked before cooking. For example:
- A good marinade makes foods tastier, juicier, healthier, and more
- With a marinade, the combination of oil, acid and flavour protects foods from the heat of the grill.
- Marinade the meat for at least 24 hours before cooking. (We can't bring ourselves to give this a tick, but it is acceptable to use marinade as verb nowadays.)
MarinateThe word marinate is a verb which means to soak in marinade. For example:
- We need to marinate the meat before tomorrow.
- Marinating is a great way to intensify the flavour of food with just a few basic
- He marinates...
- It was marinating...
- It was marinated...
Meat marinating in a marinade
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