Meat, poultry and fish are sometimes soaked in a mixture of vinegar or wine and oil with various spices and herbs before cooking. The uncooked meat in the marinade is highly perishable.
Here are guidelines to marinate meats safely:
- Always marinate meat, poultry and fish in a covered container in the refrigerator.
- Do not marinate more than 24 hours.
- Discard any leftover marinade.