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Marinating Seafood in Hefty Slider Bags

By laurasrecipes |


We eat a lot of seafood. We love it. However, my husband is very sensitive to any residual fishy smells in the kitchen. Recently I started using Hefty Slider bags to marinade seafood instead of another kind of container. The seal on the bags keeps the flavors and scents were they belong… in the fish.

Earlier this week I posted a wonderful recipe for marinated shrimp. The recipe includes some fairly strong scents like garlic, ginger and of course… fresh shrimp. After whipping up the marinade and placing the shrimp in the Hefty bags, I could even leave the bag on my counter to marinade at room temperature without enduring a strong fish odor. Granted, the marinade helps tone down the smell too but the Hefty bags really sealed in any lingering odors. When you’re done you can simply throw away the bag and avoid an extra pan or container to clean.

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Laura Levy is the owner of the marketing and PR/media company Gourmet Media Group. She is the food writer behind the popular website Laura'sBestRecipes.com, and was previously a contributor to Babble's Food channel. She resides in Colorado with her family.

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0 thoughts on “Marinating Seafood in Hefty Slider Bags

  1. Marie Hunt says:

    seafood really can stink up the kitchen! We love it anyway though :)

  2. georgiapeach says:

    I’ll have to use this when I make shrimp and grits next

  3. Elaine says:

    Great idea! I’m always worried about cross-contaimination when it comes to marinading but this seems safe and mess-free!

  4. susie says:

    Love the shrimp recipe! I’m sure I can marinate this in a bowl, but probably won’t be as flavorable as sealing all the goodness in a slider bag!

  5. karen h. says:

    anyone have any recipes on really really good seafood marinades? could use some help on dinner over weekend

  6. sam says:

    @Karen H. I say stick with the good ol butter, herbs, garlic, EVOO, salt, pepper. If you want to get really really funky, try a Cajun mix.

  7. skiptomylou says:

    I never really marinate my seafood (i eat a lot of lobster, freshly hooked fish, and shrimps) — I think using the bags to make a fantastic SAUCE would be a better idea. Seafood doesn’t need marinade, does it?

  8. Just Heather says:

    I can’t stand seafood so much that it’s the official dinner when I’m out of town. That gives the house a chance to rid itself of the evidence. This is a great tip!

  9. Kristy says:

    My youngest son is just like your husband, can’t stand the smell (or taste, for that matter) of any kind of seafood but the rest of our family loves it. He can somehow ALWAYS tell when i’ve made it, even if he was sleeping or wasn’t home. Fingers crossed that this little tip will trick his sensitive nose!

  10. ClaudIA says:

    Mmm… that shrimp recipe looks delicious! And @Sam I love seafood with cajun spices! :)

  11. whithonea says:

    That sounds tasty. The bags help cut down on the odor, which is nice.

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