Applying Marinade to raw meat
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Definition: a mixture of either liquid or dry ingredients to flavor and give moisture to food. Wet marinades can consist of spices in water, oil, or a sauce, while dry marinades are simply a mixture of dry spices. Meat is oftentimes marinated up to hours before cooking.

Pronunciation: mare-in-ade

Examples: Chicken can be marinated with salt, pepper, oil, and other spices before cooking to provide additional flavor and moisture.