This marinade has been passed around my parents’ entire neighborhood. My mom’s friend Mary made it at a softball team party and everyone flipped for it! Now my family finds any excuse to make it. It is super easy to make, can go on red meat, white meat, and veggies, and is so delicious that everyone always asks for the recipe after the first bite. With Super Bowl Sunday coming up it is the perfect recipe to keep your guests happy as they watch the 49ers win it all! (Disclaimer: Mike, Mr. Bay Area, insisted upon the Niners reference. I am placing my bets on the NY Giants. We’ll see which team makes it to the Super Bowl.)
1 cup Soy Sauce
1 cup Mirin Wine (in the Asian food section)
1 tablespoon of sugar
4 to 6 cloves of garlic
large chunk of fresh ginger, cut up
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
In a large mixing bowl, add your soy sauce.
Pour Mirin wine into bowl.
Since this is a marinade, the veggies don’t have to look “pretty.” My mom let me borrow her kitchen shears and I am hooked. I really shouldn’t be allowed to use a knife, anyway.
Chop up the garlic and add it to the marinade. I should have used the kitchen shears for this step!
Peel the ginger root. Just drag a spoon down the outside of the ginger with a bit of light pressure. Very easy.
More kitchen shears! Cut up the ginger and add it to the marinade.
Add some sugar, sugar.
Mix it well.
Add the marinade to whatever you want. I am marinating tri-tip strips here. Red meat should be marinated overnight. Chicken and veggies only need to be marinated for a few hours.
Flip the bag, making sure whatever you’re marinating is evenly coated, then stick it in the refrigerator for a few hours/over night.
My dad barbequed the tri-tip strips on lowest heat setting for 11 minutes a side.
Ready to eat!
The whole family likes it (my brother just wants to eat and does not want to take the time for a photo).
- 1 cup Soy Sauce
- 1 cup Mirin Wine (in the Asian food section)
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 4 to 6 cloves of garlic
- large chunk of fresh ginger, cut up
- 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
- Combine all ingredients and pour over meat
- Marinate overnight for red meat, or a few hours for chicken