Creating Delicious Marinades for Meats

Marinades can transform any type of meat, from seafood to beef, from something ordinary to something truly extraordinary. And the range of marinades that are available on grocery store shelves is broader now than ever before, with flavors inspired by cuisines from around the world. There’s a lot that goes into creating the perfect marinade, from picking out the base flavors of the product to picking out the flavor notes that make a product something special.


There are many different flavor profiles that can be recreated with a marinade. Base flavors can include everything from the smokiness of a barbecue flavor to the tart and tangy flavor of citrus, whether it is lemon, lime, orange, or any other combination. Whether a flavorist is using a flavor ingredient such as Advanced Biotech’s Natural Guaiacol to produce a smoky flavor, or Natural Citrus Enhancer for citrus flavor, there are many different ways to create a flavor profile for a marinade.


Other flavor notes that may appear in a marinade to round out its flavor can include everything from the freshness of green pepper to the pungency of onion. Even roasted notes, brown notes, and other similar types of flavors can help to produce the flavors of cooking on a spit or over an open fire, even when cooked within the home. This can make for a more authentic flavor, and is perfect for the easy creation of gourmet dishes right inside buyers’ very own kitchens.