Garlic-Sesame Marinade

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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 1 1/2 cups (1-2 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
392 Calories
21g Fat
38g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: about 1 1/2 cups (1-2 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 392
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7489mg 326%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 17g
Calcium 171mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple marinade is perfect for adding an Asian flavor to any meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables. This is a classic and simple variation on many of the marinades and sauces found throughout East Asia.


  • 4 green onions (sliced)
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (fresh, chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix well until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Marinate meat for 4 to 6 hours, poultry for 3 to 5 hours, fish and vegetables for 1 to 2 hours. Store marinade in an airtight container for up to three days after preparation.