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marinade

Syllabification: mar·i·nade
Pronunciation: /ˌmerəˈnād
 
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Definition of marinade in English:

noun

1A sauce, typically made of oil, vinegar, spices, and herbs, in which meat, fish, or other food is soaked before cooking in order to flavor or soften it.
Example sentences
  • Wine marinades help meat, fish, and game keep a short time in hot weather.
  • From Cumberland sausage, meat and fish marinades, home baking, beer and much more, there will be something to make every mouth water from 9am - 3pm.
  • The marinade for the grilled meat and seafood is delectable and ingredients are a well-kept secret, as we were unable to get it from the staff.
1.1 [with modifier] A dish prepared using a marinade: a chicken marinade
More example sentences
  • We looked in at the Broil-Q booth, and got some nice Teriyaki marinade.

verb

Pronunciation: /ˈmerəˌnād
 
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another term for marinate.
Example sentences
  • The Scottish sirloin is marinaded in orange, lime, oregano and chillies and then pan-fried.
  • I once barbecued a whole fillet of beef marinaded in a bottle of Jack Daniel's and enclosed in tinfoil.
  • We also learn why vacuum packing gives meat a nasty metallic tang - it cannot breathe but ends up marinading in oxidised blood.

Origin

late 17th century (as a verb): from French, from Spanish marinada, via marinar 'pickle in brine' from marino (see marina).

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