This marinade is incredible – as well as extremely versatile. It is super simple to throw together, and chances are you have most of the ingredients already.


It takes less than 5 minutes.




We have been using this in my family for years. The base is some simple soy sauce.














I prefer the reduced-sodium version. I’d rather get my sodium load in other blood pressure raising meals.




 Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl or baking dish.


















Give it a good whisk! IMG_1225 










The most common foods we marinate in my house are chicken and steak. The marinade is also INCREDIBLE on shrimp before it is grilled, or on veggies (not that I would know). I can imagine it may also be good with tofu.


















Hmmm..didn’t I just post about a possible vegetarian switch? By the way, thank you all so, so much for your suggestions! I am going to attempt a few of them this weekend.





The Ultimate Marinade

1/3 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup sherry wine

1-2 tablespoons brown sugar

2-3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 teaspoon ginger powder


Combine all ingredients together and mix in a large bowl or baking dish. Whisk until sugar has disolved and pour over meat, seafood or veggies.

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8 Responses to “The Ultimate Marinade.”

  1. #
    lowandbhold — October 9, 2009 @ 5:37 pm

    The “homemade dressing” I’m always talking about on my blog is incredibly similar to this. I could almost drink it lol! I’m planning to use it as a marinade for my first time eating tofu (I’m scared!) so it CAN be vegetarian :)


  2. #
    Nicole — October 9, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

    this looks great – I am a huge tan of anything traders joe’s!


  3. #
    Nicole — October 9, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

    oops fan i mean! :)


  4. #
    Practically Perfect... — October 9, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

    This sounds so, so yummy!


  5. #
    Erica — October 9, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

    hmmm sounds good! I will have to try this on one of Josh’s steaks


  6. #
    Kim in MD — May 17, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

    I have got to try this marinade, Jessica! The chicken you made with it looks so delicious!



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