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Pirate Marinade

WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Total Time: 30 mins

Pirate Marinade

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.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 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

Instructions

Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 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.

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