Tasty Thursday: Marinades

The weather is finally warm and grilling season is here! I love just about anything on the grill and like to use marinades to keep the flavors interesting. And while I sometimes use bottled marinades, they are so high in sodium and I’m trying to pay attention to that sort of thing. I have a dozen or so recipes for homemade marinades and I plan on using them often this summer. Here are two that came straight from my aunt. They have been used countless times in the homes of my cousins and aunt with delicious results.

Flank Steak Marinade

  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 TB cider vinegar
  • 2 TB minced green onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (equivalent of one clove)
  • 1 1/2 tsp dry ground ginger

Chicken Marinade

  • 3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice wine
  • 2 TB minced ginger root (approx a 2 inch piece)
  • 3 TB dark corn syrup
  • 3 tsp minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 3-5 bunches of spring onions (green onions work too – cut off the ends and slice in half to lend the marinade flavor)
  • 3 TB flour

Mix all the ingredients together and pour over your meat in a covered dish or large ziploc bag. Marinate for at least an hour or you could marinate overnight to get a jump on things.

Happy Grilling!

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