Share: Marinate To tenderize and/or flavor foods, usually meat or raw vegetables, by placing in a liquid mixture of oil, vinegar, wine, lime or lemon juice, herbs and spices. Featured Recipes Grilled Pork Chops I enjoy cooking because Mom taught me...now I take pleasure in teaching my son, Jose. This is a special family recipe with a flavorful marinade. The mouthwatering chops are so easy to make.—Tim Buckmaster, Millsboro, Delaware Marinated Antipasto Platter “It’s really hard to stop eating this!” our testers said after trying this addicting, full-flavored medley. —Shirley Foltz, Dexter, Kansas Chinese Lemon Chicken "Sometimes I make this dish the day before; it really brings out the flavor," writes Lynn Hancock from Dubuque, Iowa. "This recipe is so good and well worth the time!" Related Tips Soften To bring butter, margarine or cream cheese to a soft consistency by holding at room temperature… Thread To place pieces of meat and vegetables onto skewers as when making kabobs. Stir-Fry To quickly saute meats and vegetables while stirring constantly in a wok or skillet.