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May 03, 2021
Did you know that many of the products at the Amadio Ranch make excellent ingredients for marinades and sauces? Marinades are a great way to add flavor and tenderize meat. There are literally thousands if great flavor combinations, but a basic marinade has 3 simple components:
I am not much of a measurement person when it comes to mixing marinades, but a typical ratio is 3:1 fat to acid. Too much acid and your meat may become mushy. I also love a little sweetness in my marinades like honey or brown sugar. Sugar adds a nice caramelization on the grill, but too much will burn! These are some flavor combinations my family loves:
When it comes to kitchen tools, you don’t need anything fancy. A microplane can be helpful for preparing garlic, ginger and citrus zest but any kitchen knife works just as well, albeit a bit longer to mince! A handheld citrus squeezer is also helpful. I like to put my ingredients in a recycled jar and give it a good shake, but you can also use a bowl and whisk! A few more tips to keep in mind:
About Rebecca: Rebecca is an 8-year resident of Laveen along with her husband and 2 kids under 4. When not moonlighting as an amateur cook and blogger, she’s working in a non-partisan role at the Arizona Legislature. As a self-proclaimed Amado Ranch SUPER fan, Rebecca has been buying honey and peaches off the Amadio’s front porch since before there were refrigerated coolers, Venmo, and even before pies!