What are the proportions of acid to oil, etc, in making your own marinade?
Arsonhorse from Hammond, LA
Generally speaking, the proportions of acid to oil for salad dressings and marinades are 1/3 acid to 2/3 oil.
I like to keep it an equal ratio so the oil bonds with the citric acid and ensures it all breaks down.
This is the one I use (Cuban Mojo) for one and a half # of meat (chicken or pork pref)
1 cup sour orange juice (or 50-50 lemon/lime juice and sweet orange juice)
1 cup vegetable oil
1 TBLS salt
1 Tsp minced garlic (I sometimes add italian seasoning to this)
Heat oil in heavy pan just before boiling point. Mash salt and garlic together to form a paste; mix with juice. Stir in the oil to the concoction and marinate meat for at least four hours. This is also a great dip with bread or fried yucca.
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