A simple marinade adds flavor and tenderizes meat, plus adds an unexpected health benefit. Before grilling beef, marinate it in a thin liquid to infuse flavor and reduce the health risks that can accompany high-heat grilling. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), marinating meat can reduce formation of potentially carcinogenic HCAs as much as 92 to 99 percent.
Pomegranate Marinade for Beef or Chicken
Makes 1 cup marinade, enough for about 2 pounds of meat or chicken2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1⁄2 cup pomegranate juice
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
In a medium-size bowl, whisk together all the ingredients. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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