Marinating helps to tenderise, add flavour or change the taste of meat or tofu. The following marinades are enough for four serves of beef, pork, lamb, chicken or tofu. For best results:
- combine the marinade ingredients and whisk together before adding the meat or tofu
- marinate the meat or tofu in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight
- drain the marinade before cooking to prevent stewing and splattering
- cook the meat at a lower temperature than usual if the marinade contains honey or sugar – this will help stop the marinade
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp garlic
- ground black pepper
Honey mint marinade
- ½ tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ½–1 tsp minced chilli
- 1 tbsp mint leaves, chopped
- 2 tsp honey
- 3 tbsp tomato sauce
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp mustard (optional)
- 1 tsp vinegar
- squeeze lemon juice (optional)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- ½ cup lime juice
- 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
Jenelle Loeliger, Head of Nutrition and Speech Pathology Department, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC; Rebecca Blower, Public Health Advisor, Cancer Prevention, Cancer Council Queensland, QLD; Julia Davenport, Consumer; Irene Deftereos, Senior Dietitian, Western Health, VIC; Lynda Menzies, A/Senior Dietitian – Cancer Care (APD), Sunshine Coast University Hospital, QLD; Caitriona Nienaber, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council WA; Janice Savage, Consumer.
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