Re: [gardeners] Saturday in the garden

George Shirley (
Sun, 30 Jul 2000 13:09:34 -0500

Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> >
> >Sorry about your Sunday.  I am waiting for Sam's to open and will call about
> >the Foodsaver.  When I asked you about it, I was thinking primarily about
> >storing frozen stuff; but on rereading your post, I see that you prepare
> >food for grilling that way.  That sounds interesting.  Does it speed up and
> >intensify marination?  For fish?  For chicken?  If you are using a liquid,
> >what keeps the vacuum tube from sucking the liquid right out?
> >
> >Donna
> Seems to me he said he put that meat in a jar. That's still got me puzzled.
> Margaret L

That's exactly what I did. Put the sirloin steak in a gallon jar, slopped the
Smoked Pasilla salsa on top of it, then pulled a vacuum on the jar. The tilia
has a device to seal jars temporarily, ie as long as you want, and that's what I
used. The vacuum opens the pores of the meat and allows the marinade to get
inside. Put it in the fridge for a couple of hours and it's like marinating for
12 hours.