Does fish need to be marinated?

Chef's answer
It is great idea to marinate fish and shellfish before throwing it on the grill or using another high-temperature cooking method. A good marinade not only adds flavor, it also keeps the meat tender. The extra moisture in the marinade prevents seafood from quickly drying out.
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Add the salmon and marinade to a resealable freezer bag and seal. Shake to coat the salmon with the marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or up to 6 hours.16 Jul 2018
As fish is more delicate than chicken or beef, avoid leaving strong citrus-based marinades on fish for more than 10 to 15 minutes or you will end up with ceviche.
Remove Marinade Before Cooking: To prevent flare-ups on the grill and ensure properly browned meat when sauteing or stir-frying, wipe off most of the excess marinade before cooking. Keep just a little marinade on the meat surface to maximize flavor.
You can use any local wheat beer or Hefewizen style beer. I find this style of beer works very well in this marinade. One of the best things about using a beer in a marinade is that it pretty much guarantees that you will end up with a food that pairs well with the beer that you used.23 Jan 2014
5 Answers. If the marinade is very strong or salty then the meat could simply become over flavored. If the marinade includes a meat digesting enzyme such as papain then leaving it too long could turn the meat to mush.
Lay the steak in a deep dish like a lasagna pan or roaster and cover with sliced vegetables, and then pour enough whole milk over to completely cover. This will need at least a couple of hours to marinate. Then it's time to fire up the grill. ... Make sure your grill is nice and hot and the grates are clean.14 Jun 2012
In general, flavoring marinades are fine to use at the same time you sous vide the meat, or to leave on during the sous vide process. You might lose some penetration if you don't let the meat sit in the marinade first but cooking it won't hurt the flavor of the food.
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