I’m still in Italy, but wanted to share a fun (pre-scheduled) post full of easy marinade recipes, just in time for Memorial Day grilling out! One of my biggest pet peeves is when people think that eating healthy means eating completely plain grilled chicken. Not so! Here are some of my very favorite easy marinades, which can be used for chicken or, if you’re vegetarian or want to mix it up, for extra firm tofu that has been pressed/drained.
Marinating is a simple form of food preparation in which you let the meat (or vegetarian protein like tofu) sit in the fridge in a bath of ingredients which will make it much more tender, juicy, and flavorful when it’s cooked. You can marinate for as little as 30 minutes or as long as overnight. After marinating, simply put the marinated meat on the grill or in a pan and heat on medium high, flipping at least once, until it’s cooked through! Another option is to bake the meat after marinating.