- a spiced pickling solution, esp. a mixture of oil, wine or vinegar, and spices, in which meat, fish, etc. is steeped, often before cooking
- meat or fish thus steeped
Origin of marinadeFrench ; from Spanish marinada ; from marinar, to pickle in brine ; from marino ; from Classical Latin marinus: see marine
A liquid mixture, usually of vinegar or wine and oil with various spices and herbs, in which meat, fowl, fish, or vegetables are soaked before cooking.
transitive verbmar·i·nad·ed, mar·i·nad·ing, mar·i·nades
To soak (food) in such a mixture; marinate.
Origin of marinadeFrench, probably from Italian marinare, to marinate, from Latin (aqua) marīna, sea(water), brine, pickle, feminine of marīnus, of the sea; see Marine .
(third-person singular simple present marinades, present participle marinading, simple past and past participle marinaded)
- To marinate.