Not really. The most important thing is salting ahead. Marinades really only penetrate so much, no matter how long you leave them. Most of the flavor is on the surface. And if there's no salt, they're even more pointless.
That and acidic marinades really shouldn't stay on meat for very long because the acid breaks down and "cooks" proteins leading to mushy, somewhat pasty meat.
This is why fish shouldn't be marinated with acid. You're effectively making ceviche, which is nice if you're making ceviche, not if you want to cook it.
Last edited by Saria; 05-16-2012 at 11:43 AM.