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Pirate Marinade

Pirate Marinade
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This big, bold marinade recipe was adapted from a local Vermont restaurant and caterer. We make it in huge batches and freeze the extras so we always have it on hand. Use on: Extra-firm tofu, salmon, chicken, duck, pork, beef, lamb.

Prep: 15 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes
  • 1/4 cup
    canola oil
  • medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons
    chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup
    reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup
    red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    freshly grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup
    orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons
    packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons
    ground allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    ground cinnamon
  • 5 dashes
    hot sauce
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl.
  2. Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, orange zest, orange juice, brown sugar, allspice, pepper, thyme, cloves, cinnamon and hot sauce. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Pour cooled marinade into a shallow dish or 1-gallon sealable plastic bag for marinating 1 to 2 pounds (4 to 8 servings) of your chosen protein.


Nutritional Information

Makes: 2 cups
  • Calories19
  • Fat1 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Carbohydrates2 g
    • Dietary fiber0 g
  • Protein0 g
  • Sodium66 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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