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    How long is too long for marinating pork?

    I started marinating some pork tenderloin last night about 9. Now I find out my husband is going out to eat, so I really don't want to cook it tonight. But will it be mush by tomorrow? Maybe I should dump the marinade and just store the meat until tomorrow? Or should I cook it partially, and finish it off tomorrow night?

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    I would take it out of the marinade, rinse it off, pat dry, wrap well, and stick in the fridge, and cook it tomorrow.

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    Whatever you do, do NOT partially cook it and finish up cooking it the next day. That's creating a breeding ground for major bacteria.

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    Thanks for your help. I will wait until tomorrow to cook it entirely. Never thought about the bacteria - thanks!

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    I agree with funniegirl - take it out of the marinade now or else it will be mush by tomorrow. Store the meat in the fridge till tomorrow and then cook it! Good luck!
    Charisse

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    I have marinated a lot of pork and it never turned to mush. The marinade is usually just to give it the flavor of the marinade. I guess, you could put meat tenderizer in it, but I don't. I have left pork loin in the marinade for probably as long as a couple of days, and it was fine. I would prefer not leaving it that long without cooking it, but it happened that I couldn't cook it sooner, and it was fine.
    Okiedokie

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    I've marinated a pork roast 2 days as called for in the recipe I used.
    It was fine.
    Cheers! Andy

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    Yes, Andy, I wouldn't worry about it. I have even cooked boneless pork chops in the marinade that I used to marinade them, and they are always good with any one of the several different marinades that I have tried. It just makes them more flavorful. YUM!!!
    Okiedokie

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