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Easy and flavorful marinades you can make at home


Keep your meat moist and flavorful with marinades you can easily mix up at home. Just soak the meat in the mixture and store in the fridge to absorb all the flavors. 


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Pinoy Bistek

500 grams lean beef
1 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/4 cup calamansi juice
1 tablespoon fish sauce (patis)
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Combine garlic powder, calamansi juice, fish sauce, and soy sauce. Pour over meat and marinate for 3 hours or overnight.


Next to adobo, bistek is one of the most common baons for kids and adults because it keeps well for hours.


Garlic Fried Chicken

1 kilogram chicken legs
2 tablespoons fish sauce (patis)
5 pcs calamansi, juiced
1 teaspoon pepper
salt, to taste

Marinate chicken legs in fish sauce, calamansi juice and pepper for a few hours. Prick the chicken legs with a fork so the chicken will absorb the marinade.


Everyone loves fried chicken. This version is extra garlicky!


Beef Tapa

1 kilogram beef sirloin
5 tablespoon soy sauce
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons sugar


In a bowl, combine soy sauce, Worcestershire, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and sugar and mix well. Marinate the beef in the mixture and keep it in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.



Not just a breakfast staple, this beef dish is an easy option for effortless meals.



400 grams pork belly
400 grams chicken, wings, legs, and thigh parts
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup white vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons peppercorns, whole
1/8 cup garlic, chopped
2 bay leaves

Marinate pork and chicken, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.


How do you make classic adobo better? By adding more garlic, of course!


Pork Barbecue

1 kilogram pork kasim
1 cup banana ketchup
3/4 cup soy sauce
1 whole garlic, minced
1/4 cup calamansi juice
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup lime-flavored soda
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

Arrange pork skewers in 2 layers in a wide plastic container. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.


Birthdays and special occasions always call for certain kinds of food, pork barbecue is almost always part of a festive spread.


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