Orange and Onion Marinade

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  • Total: 13 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: About 1 cup (16 servings)

This is a flavorful citrus based marinade which can be used on chicken, pork, and beef. Remember to let the marinade cool considerably before using it on raw meat. 

What You'll Need

  • 1/3 cup/80 mL orange marmalade
  • 6 green onions (finely chopped)
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL white wine
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL​ olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL water
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL​ ​soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.75 mL salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.75 mL black pepper

How to Make It

1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add green onions (white parts only).  Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes until they appear soft and shiny.  Reduce heat to medium low and add marmalade, water, and white wine. Simmer for 1-2 minutes, stirring often until marmalade has melted through.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 4 more minutes. Remove marinade from heat, stir in green parts of green onions and let mixture cool for 20 minutes before using.

If sauce is too thick, add a little extra water to mixture.

2. To use, simply pour onto meat, vegetable, or meat substitute of choice.  Marinate red meats for 4-8 hours, chicken for 2-4 hours, fish, seafood, vegetables, and meat substitutes for 30 minutes.

3. Marinade can also be used as a baste if preferred.  Skip the marinating portion and use on grilled items halfway through cook time. 

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
30 Calories
1g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)