Camping is the time for cooking on the grill and for enjoying a variety of foods you can’t eat all year. Making a flavorful marinade can add to the flavor of your food making the meal even better. Marinades can be used on meat, poultry, even vegetables. Here are a few you might like to try.
Basic Meat Marinades
In a container with a covered lid (plastic zippered bag, glass jar or plastic lidded container) add in the following:
1/3 cup oil (options: olive oil, canola oil, sesame oil or vegetable oil)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons of sugar or honey
1 teaspoon chopped garlic (if desired) or you can use 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder.
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Other seasonings as desired (cracked black pepper, salt etc.)
Add in 3 to 4 pounds of meat (slice thinly or leave whole depending on what you’re planning to cook for dinner).
Allow the meat to marinade for several hours or overnight and cook as desired. The longer the meat marinates, the more tender and flavorful it will be when it’s served.
Basic Vegetable Marinade
4 to 6 baking-sized potatoes scrubbed and sliced into bite sized pieces.
You can use carrots, celery, and mushrooms or other root vegetables as desired as long as you reduce the number of potatoes accordingly.
1 package of dry onion soup mix
1/3 cup oil
One 12 ounce can of beer if desired.
Allow the above to sit and marinade for 2 hours and then bake either in a campfire or a hot oven until the vegetables are tender. Serve hot and enjoy.
Special Note: When preparing chicken or pork, pre-cook the meat and brush the marinade on the meat as it’s cooking for the best results.
Adjust these recipes to your family’s taste preferences.