Learn how to use freezer marinades to make your life easier on the crazy weeks when you don't have time to meal prep.
In today’s episode, chef and meal prep expert Allison Schaaf explains how to do a “freezer marinade”. This is an awesome meal prep hack, great for those busy weeks when you have no time to prep!
What is a freezer marinade?
You simply add a protein and marinade to a freezer bag or container and stick in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat, all you have to do is defrost and cook! It will marinate while it defrosts.
While this is a super useful meal prep hack, you may find that the texture of some meats is impacted. You might also see some discoloration with beef. You may want to stick to pork or chicken with this method.
5 Freezer Marinades
Here are 5 ideas to get you started, including my recommended cooking method.
- Pork Chops in a Maple Mustard Marinade >> Bake
- Balsamic Chicken Thighs >> Grill
- Curried Lamb >> Crockpot / Instant Pot
- Skirt or Flank Steak in Italian Marinade (red wine vinegar & Italian seasoning) >> Grill
- Sliced Chicken Breast in Soy / Coconut Aminos >> Stir Fry
If you want to try this with seafood, pre-season instead of pre-marinating before you stick it in the freezer.
Get more marinade ideas and freezer meal hacks in our Prep Dish Freezer Challenge, running from September 11 – October 1.
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