Making bland meat dishes is all too easy to do if you don’t have the right tools at your disposal. Many a dinner has been ruined over the years after a bland piece of chicken or pork was served up without any type of flavor or charm.
What’s the best way to fix this problem? Well, the answer is marination. By soaking meat in a mix of liquids and spices for a few hours before cooking it, you can imbue your dish with whatever flavors tickle your fancy.
One of the best marinades is a spicy citrus marinade that goes great with pork tenderloin or chicken breast.
Want to learn how to make it? It’s as simple as this! This amount of marinade is good for a large pork tenderloin or two large chicken breasts but can be adjusted depending on your needs.
- ½ cup Valentina hot sauce
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons cilantro
- 1.5 teaspoons chili powder
In order to make the most of this marinade, you’ll want to start off by putting the spices and dry ingredients into a bag with the meat first. After this, add the liquid ingredients, mix well, and allow to marinate for 4-6 hours with the meat.
Finally, cook however you’d like and enjoy!