Marinades add flavor to meats and vegetables and also serve to somewhat tenderize tougher cuts of meat. Try one of these myriad marinades next time you want to add some flavor to your favorite meat or veggie.

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10 Things You Didn't Know About...Making Marinades Work

Face it: most raw meat isn't particularly appetizing (and if you don't buy that, try working at a food website and searching, say, for attractive images of raw chicken). But meat soaking in a delicious marinade, that's a different story. Suddenly it's all about potential, and the idea we have that a good long soak in lots of flavor inevitably makes meat tender and tasty.

Sticky Pork Spare Ribs

Family Circle

A pair of intense fruity flavors combined with soy sauce make this spare rib recipe simply irresistible.

Total: 5 mins

Red & Green Rub

Diabetic Living
Total: 5 mins

Herb Blends for Pot Roast

Better Homes and Gardens

Change the flavor of a basic pot roast simply by adding you own herb or spice blend.

Apricot-Glazed Game Hens

Better Homes and Gardens

The key to gorgeously roasted game hens: securing the legs and wings close to the rest of the meat. Try this tasty apricot-glazed recipe for Easter or a special occasion dinner.

Apricot-Dijon Chicken

Family Circle

Apricot preserves and Dijon-style mustard make a tasty combination with chicken in this main-dish recipe. Serve with the wild rice mix to round out the meal.

Garlic Herb Rub

Diabetic Living
Total: 15 mins

Orange-Flavored Asian-Style Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

These delectable pork ribs are perfect for entertaining because you split them into little riblets, making them easy to eat.

Oklahoma Joe's Tasty Ribs

Midwest Living

Southwest Steak Salad

Pace Salsa & Picante

Ribeye steaks marinated in a sassy dressing are grilled and sliced to top a savory green salad with crumbled goat cheese and crunchy onion rings.

Total: 2 hrs 40 mins

Tea-Marinated Salmon

Better Homes and Gardens

A marinade of jasmine tea and chipotles makes this grilled salmon far-from-ordinary.

Sesame Ginger Spice Rub

Diabetic Living

Spiced Tomato-Mushroom Blend

Better Homes and Gardens

Add this vegetable marinade recipe to chicken, ground meat, and pasta for a quick flavorful main dish.

Total: 20 mins

Asian Marinade

Better Homes and Gardens

Use this Asian-style marinade to flavor beef, fish, or chicken.

Chipotle-Tomato Marinade

Better Homes and Gardens

Try this smoky marinade on meat or poultry.

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