I recently received a couple of bottles of Five Star marinade to sample.  I am a huge meat eater and I am always on the lookout for fast, easy, and delicious ways to marinade my meat of choice and throw it in the oven.  Five Star marinade meets all of my criteria.  Simply pour the marinade over your meat of choice and toss in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook it.

The marinade has five simple ingredients: vinegar, salt, spices, paprika, and garlic.  You’ll also note what’s not there: MSG, sugar, carbs, preservatives, oils, or fats.  Sometimes simple works best.  I tried the marinade on a couple of chicken breasts and, while you can marinade overnight or days as the bottle notes, I only had a few hours. 

What I love about the marinade is that it has a very unique flavor that is the perfect balance of spiciness with the tangy tartness of vinegar.  Now I am not sure what spices are used as it is obviously a guarded secret but I have not tasted a marinade that had some of the flavors going on that this one does.  Yet, at the same time, the marinade does not take away from the flavor of the meat itself but is rather the perfect compliment.

You can order Five Star right from the manufacturer’s Web site and learn more about the company itself.

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