9 Ways To Make Your Leftover Marinade Go The Extra Mile

leftover marinade

If you’re like me, you love to cook.

And if you’re like me, often, you end up with leftovers of the things that you cooked.

I find that marinade is a great way to use up leftover ingredients and make them taste even better than they did when they came off the stove.

I’ll give some examples below:

What is marinade?

Marinades are used to flavor meat, fish and vegetables before cooking.

They are usually made of oil, acid (such as wine or vinegar), and seasonings.

Marinating tenderizes tough cuts of meat by breaking down the muscle fibers and softening the texture of otherwise tough meats such as flank steak or pork shoulder.

Marinades can also be used to add flavor to foods that you don’t want to cook in oil; this works well if you’re making a dish that requires a large amount of vegetables like stir-fry or sautéed greens (like collard greens).

Marinades can be made from any combination of ingredients, but most include an oil, a vinegar or wine, and salt.

The acid in the marinade helps break down some of the connective tissue in meat while tenderizing it.

How to store marinade

Marinades can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to a week.

They can also be frozen for up to three months, although it’s not recommended that you freeze them indefinitely because the acidity might change over time.

If you’re planning to cook with your marinade, use it within two days of making it for best results.

If you don’t have the time or energy to deal with all that but still want the flavors of your grilled meat or veggies (or even just salad dressing) without having cooked them first—no problem! Just store your leftover marinade in an airtight container and use as a sauce on whatever needs some extra flavor: grilled chicken breasts and steaks; veggies sautéed in olive oil; egg noodles tossed with butter—whatever strikes your fancy!

If you’re going to store your marinade for later use, it’s best to keep it in an airtight container in the fridge.

The acidity will help prevent bacterial growth, but if you want to be extra careful, consider freezing it instead.

This method is especially good if you don’t plan on using all of your marinade right away and want to save some for later (like when you’re hosting a barbecue).

Use it as a sauce for cooked meats

There’s no reason to let your leftover marinade go to waste.

If you have cooked meats on hand—chicken, pork or beef—you can use the leftover marinade as a sauce.

Marinades are a great way to add flavor and moisture when cooking meat.

And if you don’t have any leftover marinade, make a new batch with garlic and lemon juice for an easy-to-prepare sauce that will take your grilled meat from ordinary to extraordinary.

The best way to use a marinade is to brush it onto your meat before grilling.

This gives the meat time to soak up the flavor of the marinade, and will make it more tender.

The marinade will also help keep the meat moist while it cooks.

If you have time, let the meat sit in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight before cooking.

This will give the flavors more time to blend into your meal.

You can also use a marinade as a sauce for cooked meat.

If you have leftover grilled chicken, pork or beef on hand, pour some of the leftover marinade into a saucepan over medium heat.

Add garlic and lemon juice to make it even tastier.

Use it on veggies

Marinade is a great way to add flavor to vegetables.

If you have leftover marinade, use it on your vegetables.

It will make them taste great!

Marinade is also a good way to tenderize meat.

Some people like marinated chicken breast because it’s easier to cut than raw chicken breast.

Marinating your meats can help make them more tender and flavorful too!

There are many different types of marinades.

Some use only oil, some use vinegar or lemon juice, and others use wine or soy sauce.

It’s up to you what kind of marinade you want to make! If you’re grilling, try making a teriyaki-style marinade with soy sauce, garlic cloves and sesame seeds.

You can make a marinade with vinegar and oil, or even lemon juice and olive oil.

For a more complex flavor, try adding garlic cloves, onions or any other herbs or spices you like.

Make salad dressing with it

If you’re looking for a new way to use your leftover homemade marinade, making a vinaigrette is a great idea.

All you need is some oil, vinegar and herbs! Vinaigrettes are great on salads or as dips.

Add garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice to the leftover marinade if you want to make it into dressing; otherwise just add some vinegar and toss with salad greens or veggies.

You can also use this homemade dressing in chicken salads (great with chopped apples), tuna salads (add capers!), pasta salads (why not?), potato salads (yum!).

The uses are endless.

You can even mix it with mayonnaise and use as a dip for vegetables or chips.

If you want to make your own vinaigrette, just add some oil and vinegar (balsamic or red wine vinegar is great) to the leftover marinade until you get the consistency that you like.

Add garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice if desired.

You can also use this homemade dressing in chicken salads (great with chopped apples), tuna salads (add capers!), pasta salads (why not?), potato salads (yum!).

The uses are endless.

Pour it over potatoes, rice or bread

Leftover marinade is a great way to add flavor to simple dishes.

You can use it as a sauce for potatoes, rice or bread (and anything else you decide to make).

The best part? No need to throw away that leftover marinade—you’re going to want some of it in your food!

The next time you have a batch of chicken kabobs, use part of the leftover marinade to make a sauce for your rice or potatoes.

It’s quick and easy!

Mix it with butter and use it as a sauce over chicken, fish or vegetables

If you have leftover marinade, you can use it to make a great sauce for chicken, fish or vegetables.

Simply mix it with butter and add lemon juice or vinegar to make it more acidic.

Add garlic, ginger and herbs to make it more flavorful.

Add salt, pepper and other spices to make it more flavorful.

You can also use the leftover marinade to make a great sauce for chicken, fish or vegetables.

Simply mix it with butter and add lemon juice or vinegar to make it more acidic.

Add garlic, ginger and herbs to make it more flavorful.

Add salt, pepper and other spices to make it more flavorful.

Add garlic, ginger and herbs to make it more flavorful.

Add salt, pepper and other spices to make it more flavorful.

Stir in olive oil and use it as a dip

You can add some additional ingredients to the marinade, and it will turn into a dip.

For instance, you can add garlic, lemon juice and salt to taste.

This is a good way to use up leftover marinade if you have no other purpose for it in mind.

If you have more than one thing to marinate, consider making a large batch of marinade and dividing it into separate containers for each item.

That way, you can use the same marinade for different foods without having to make extra.

This is especially helpful if you don’t have access to fresh herbs or spices on a regular basis.

If you have leftovers, use them in a salad or as a sauce.

Marinades can be good for other things besides meat, such as vegetables and tofu.

If you’re not sure what to do with your leftover marinade, experiment with it until you find something that tastes good.

If you don’t have any idea what to do with your leftover marinade, try adding it to a salad dressing or using it as a dip for vegetables.

If you want to make a sauce, try mixing together some olive oil and wine vinegar (or lemon juice) until it’s thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Ease up on the salt, add crushed garlic and lemon juice, and make it your salad dressing

Instead of using the entire leftover marinade as a sauce, why not make it into a salad dressing? All you have to do is switch out the salt for less, add crushed garlic and lemon juice, mix well, and use it as your dressing.

This way you’ll be able to get more mileage out of that delicious leftover marinade.

If you want to add some protein to your salad, try adding hard-boiled eggs.

You can also add feta cheese or roasted chickpeas for a crunchy texture.

Another way to use your leftover marinade is as a sauce for meat or vegetables.

Simply heat it up in a pan and add a bit more salt if you need it.

You can also make a dipping sauce for your meat or vegetables by mixing some of the leftover marinade with mayonnaise.

If you want to add another dimension of flavor to your dish, try adding lemon juice and crushed garlic.

If your leftover marinade is too spicy for your taste or if you want to add some extra flavor, try adding some lemon juice and crushed garlic.

You can also make a dipping sauce for your meat or vegetables by mixing some of the leftover marinade with mayonnaise.

If you want to add another dimension of flavor to your dish, try adding lemon juice and crushed garlic.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are many ways to use marinade.

Here are two ideas: Mix it with butter and use it to top steamed vegetables or baked potatoes.

Or pour some olive oil into a bowl and add the leftover marinade for dipping bread or chips into!

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