The most effective way to pack flavor into you next meal? Marinades. Marinating meat and fish allows the ingredients to truly soak into each other, creating more intense, nuanced, and cohesive flavor profiles. It’s easy to execute, all it takes is a bit of foresight, a sturdy plastic bag or airtight container, and usually, a combination of olive oil, aromatics like garlic and onion, an acid like vinegar or lemon juice, and a pinch of sugar or another sweetener, like honey. Leave the mixture to sit for at least an hour or overnight, and return to a more flavorful meal ahead.