Should I boil the alcohol out of marinade?

  • Should I boil the alcohol out of marinade? pixelfreak

    A recipe for cooking pork calls for sake in the marinade. Should I boil the alcohol out or should I marinate with the alcohol intact? I read somewhere that alcohol can cook the meat just like acid, but what I can't figure out is whether that could be beneficial and actually improve the end result.

  • Unless the recipe specifically directs you to cook the marinade, you should just use it as is.

    The only time you would normally cook a marinade is after it is used, in reducing it for use as a sauce—and of course, not all marinades are suitable for such use.

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