Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinade

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By Angie Forsberg
from Thief River Falls, MN

I've been making this marinade for 25yrs. It's always, always a big hit. You can add whatever side you like, I've made coconut lime rice and then sliced up the mushrooms and added into the rice. It's amazing. Great for grille parties with family and friends. I promise, this will be the star of the event. It's that good.

serves 4-8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 5 Hr
method Grill


  • 2 bottle
    soy sauce, low sodium
  • 3/4 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    sesame seeds
  • 2-4 Tbsp
    fresh ginger minced
  • 18 - 23 clove
  • 3-4 bunch

How To Make

  • 1
    Add liquids soy sauce, olive oil, and seasme oil.
  • 2
    Then add dry ingredients, sugar, and black pepper, mix well. it will take a while for the sugar to disolve.
  • 3
    Then mince garlic, its usually 2-3 bulbs garlic for 18 cloves. Mince fresh ginger, and cut up scallions.
  • 4
    Add whatever meat you'd like, it works great for chicken, shrimp, steak, and if you'd prefer vegetables, it works. It's amazing with portobello mushrooms. Pictured above. Let marinade for 2 - 12hrs. Depending on how seasoned you would like your meat or veggies. Reason I list 2 - 12 hrs. I've marinated 2 hrs for a more mild flavor and longer for an explosion of flavor. If marinating several different meats, they should all be in separate bowls.