Marinades tenderize and flavor all kinds of meat, poultry, and fish. Marinate smart with a couple of quick tips.

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Some recipes call for marinating meat, poultry, or fish to add flavor and sometimes to tenderize. In this case, we're marinating a flank steak. To start, we're scoring or cutting shallow lines in the meat to help the marinade penetrate better. You can mix your marinade in the bag or place the meat in a re-sealable bag and then add the marinade. Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag. Place the bag in a shallow pan. Then, put it in the refrigerator.