Worcestershire Sauce Spicy, sweet-tart Worcestershire sauce–a potent mix of anchovies, tamarind, molasses, chiles, and more–enhances the meaty aspect of grilled beef and pork. Salt-Packed Capers We love salt-packed capers coarsely chopped, with olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh oregano, marjoram, or rosemary in Mediterranean-style marinades. They deliver a briny punch. Miso Paste Made of fermented soybeans, umami-rich miso paste adds savory depth to marinades. It’s wonderful combined with rice wine vinegar, sugar, and mirin (Japanese cooking wine) to marinate chicken, fish, or vegetables. Salt Whether kosher, table, sea salt, or a fancier smoked or flavored salt, salt is a key ingredient in marinades. It helps proteins bind with water molecules, letting marinades permeate thoroughly to keep meat juicy.