Recipe: Pineapple-Soy Marinade

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. pineapple juice
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. fresh grated or bottled ginger or use 1/4-1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Stir to blend. Use as basting sauce or marinade for fish, chicken or pork. Makes enough for 1 pound.

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Note: Tips for marinating meat: Marinade are a great way to tenderize meat plus adding flavor at the same time. For tenderizing, marinades must contain acid, such as vinegar or citrus juice. To tenderize meats, plan on marinating for at least 4 hours. To add flavor only, 30 minutes may be enough. Avoid marinades high in fat. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) occur when fat drips from food onto hot coal. PAHs have been linked to cancer in populations that eat grilled food on a regular basis. Use a shallow, disposable aluminum pan. Do not use the same sauce at the table that was used to brush on raw meat. Use separate containers for sauce, 1 to brush on raw meat and the other to serve at the table.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (2 tablespoons): Calories: 50; Fat: trace