As you know, marinades come in many different flavors and varieties . . . .
You're in the kitchen, you've made this fantastic marinade and the meat is
soaking up the wonderful flavors for hours and hours. Now it comes time
for cooking . . . . . and you think . . . . [thinking] . . . . . I sure
hate to waste this great tasting marinade, I'll just use it on the meat as
a baste or sauce for additional flavoring!
<<< Caution >>>
the marinade, BOIL IT FOR 2 TO 3 MINUTES! Why, you might ask? Well, there
is bacteria on all meat. When the meat is cooked, you kill any germs which
may be lingering around when the temperature rises above 150 to 165
degrees. The same bacteria is in the leftover marinade as well. For
safety's sake, boil the marinade and kill the bacteria in it. Be safe - -
- don't worry, be happy!