Orange and Onion Marinade

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