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Old 04-09-2008, 09:28 AM   #1
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Refrigerated storage of marinade

If I make a quantity of the mariinade described here, will any undesirable reactions occur during refrigerated storage? If it's okay to store, what advice might you give re: length of storage?

Also, the recipe suggests at least an hour marinading duration; what would you suggest is the upper limit?


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Old 04-09-2008, 09:54 AM   #2
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It should keep fine for a few days. Don't keep any of the marinade you have used to marinate food in, just the unused portion.

If the minimum suggested time to marinate is one hour, I don't think you'd benefit from more than 2-3 hours.

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Old 04-09-2008, 10:38 AM   #3
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The only undesirable reaction would happen after about 4 days or so. The fresh thyme just won't hold up and the flavor will start to fail.

I agree with Andy in that 2 - 3 hours tops for marinating. The marinade should enhance, not overpower. Also, the recipe says to toss the cooked product with the reserved marinade - so that will be even more flavor added.

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Old 04-09-2008, 10:52 AM   #4
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The longer you marinade the more the acid will break down the leeks. So I'd suggest only an hour or 2.
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