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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Make Your Own Marinades and More
By Sara Ecke
spend money on dressings, marinades and rubs when you probably have all
the ingredients to make your own at home? Cookbook author and food
blogger Jorj Morgan explains how.
A good rule is 1
part acid-such as orange juice, lemon juice, rice wine vinegar or apple
cider vinegar-to 2 parts oil. Add a little scallion, garlic and fresh
ground pepper and you have homemade dressing for half the cost of the
store-bought variety. "The extra limes that you buy for your margarita
party on Saturday will be perfect for your vinaigrette on Sunday," says
Morgan. Beef or chicken marinade
Mix 3 parts
tomato juice or sauce with 1 part lime juice, and season with soy and
Worcestershire sauce. Add whatever fresh herbs are in your refrigerator
or growing on your windowsill (Morgan likes thyme and rosemary) and a
Rubs for grilling
last for only about four months, homemade rubs are a great way to beat
the expiration date. Mix roughly equal parts of your favorite spices,
like chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin and pepper, along
with brown sugar. (Don't add salt, since it leaches moisture from meat.)
"You'll have a rub that hasn't cost you anything," says Morgan.