Safe to reuse chicken marinade

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by va_connoisseur, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. I have marinaded some chicken in pineapple juice and want to reuse the juices/spices as a baste. If boil the marinade will it be safe to use as a baste?

    I'm planning on firing up the WSM around 1400, any assistance would be helpful. Thanks.
  2. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good Question???

    I tried reducing some meat marinade, but the blood turned it brown.

    It was probably safe, but looked horrible.

    How long did you marinade and did you keep it in the fridge?

    Some resident safety experts will be by to help

    michael ark likes this.
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It is safe if you boil it.
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Va_Con, Todd is correct. The dissolved Chicken proteins in the marinade will discolor it when you boil it...So, for both of you and anybody else interested...It is Perfectly Safe to heat and Sterilize used marinades...To do this without or minimum Murkiness, Heat the marinade slowly over Medium heat. As it hits 150*F the dissolved Proteins will begin to coagulate and float to the top. Continue heating and skimming the Scum that floats up. Bring the Marinade up to a SIMMER but not a Boil. Simmer for 5 or more minutes to Sterilize and/or Reduce to be used as a Baste or Sauce.

    Todd, bringing your Marinade directly to a Boil Coagulates and Mixes the Proteins before they can be removed. All our Mom's used the above technique to make their Chicken Soup crystal clear and delicious...

    Have "I" reached Expert Status yet?...[​IMG]...JJ
  5. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    You  have in my book.[​IMG][​IMG]
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A     long...long...long   time ago my friend...  We know what your are.... the rest of the world don't need to be told if they can't figure it out... JMNSHO

        (just my not so humble opinion)....... (as usual)    Dave
  7. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Learned something new today [​IMG]

    I try not to do as my Mother did!

    She was really a terrible cook!

  8. Thanks for the info. Just got the sad news that Al Davis passed. Kinda changed my happy mood. Been a Member of the Raider Nation since 77

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