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A Simple & Useful Ginger Soy Marinade

A simple Ginger Soy Marinade with an infinite number of uses. Great for chicken, steak, pork chops, salmon, or even tofu.

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas


  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) mirin
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) tamari or light soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1 small red chilli chopped {optional}


  • Measure all of the ingredients into a glass jar with a lid.
  • Replace the lid and shake the jar to combine the ingredients.
  • Use as desired.


I like a lot of ginger in the marinade, which will also contribute a spicy hum to your dish. If this is not to your liking, use less ginger.
This marinade can be frozen in small containers, or place some meat in freezer safe containers, add your marinade and freeze.
This recipe is sufficient to marinate 500 - 700g of meat. You can marinate larger amounts but the flavours may not be as strong in the cooked product.