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Marinate, Rub, and Brine

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Prepping ingredients with seasonings before cooking is an easy way to enhance food’s natural flavors. From salty to sweet to spicy, seasonings add complimentary flavors to enhance flavor profiles, textures, and appearance.

Our Three Favorite Flavor-Boosting Techniques 

Marinate: to coat proteins or vegetables with a mixture of an acid (typically vinegar, citrus, or wine), combined with a base (typically oil, yogurt, or honey), and spices for at least 30 minutes to 24 hours.

Rub: to coat proteins with a dry mixture of salt, spices, and herbs to add flavor and create a crispy exterior.

Brine: to add juiciness to proteins by submerging them in a salt-based solution for 12-24 hours prior to cooking.

Our Six Favorite Marinate, Rub, and Brine Recipes

1. Sweet & Spicy Rubbed Grilled Watermelon Salad 

Grilled Watermelon Salad recipe

2. Pepper Rubbed Porterhouse Steak with Chive Butter

Pepper Rubbed Porterhouse Steaks with Chive Butter - Anolon.com

3. Cumin Marinated Steak Kabobs with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Cumin Marinated Steak Kabobs with Pepper Pesto

4. Cola Marinated Steak

Coke-Marinated-Steak

5. Lemon-Ginger Tea Brined Fried Chicken

Lemon Ginger Tea Brined Fried Chicken

6. Maple and Cider Brined Turkey

Maple and Cider Brined Turkey

Our Five Favorite Kitchen Prep Tools

Prepping is easier with the right tools. Equip yourself with these kitchen essentials.

1. Anolon Japanese Stainless Steel Chef Knife Set 

Anolon Cutlery

2. Rachael Ray Veg-A-Peel 3-In-1 Tool

Rachael Ray Peeler

3. Rachael Ray Bench Scrape

Rachael Ray Scrape

4. SilverStone Kitchen Tool Set

SilverStone Tools

5. Cake Boss Mix and Measure Set

Cake Boss Mixing Tools

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