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How long is it safe to marinate meat?

phastphil | Mar 17, 2005 04:19 PM

I bought some lamb for stewing on Sunday. Immediately put it in a marinade (90% wine). It's been in the fridge ever since (about 96 hours). Is it safe to cook tonight?

I would be hesitant to cook meat left in the fridge that long ... but since it's sitting in an alcoholic liquid, maybe the bacteria haven't gotten to it ... anyway, if it's safe, it's bound to be good stew, what with the extra-long marinade.

Thanks!

Phil

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