Health Tip: Marinating Meat
Do so in the refrigerator
(HealthDay News) -- Marinating meat adds flavor to your food, but it can also introduce germs if it's done improperly.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture mentions these marinating safety tips:
Allow food to marinate in the refrigerator, never on the counter.
You can safely allow poultry and cubed meat to marinate for up to two days.
You can safely allow steak, beef, pork, veal, lamb roasts and chops to marinate for up to five days.
If you want to use some of the marinade to baste the meat as you cook, reserve a portion before you add it to the meat.
If you reuse marinade that's been used on raw meat, first bring it to a boil to kill any bacteria.