Ginger-Sesame Marinade

Ginger-Sesame Marinade
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Directions

  1. Combine the ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag, a shallow bowl, or a baking dish.
  2. Add 2 pounds of poultry, meat, seafood, or vegetables and refrigerate, covered, at least 20 minutes and up to overnight. (For fish and scallops, marinate for no more than 15 minutes or they may become mushy.)
  3. Turn the food occasionally so all surfaces are exposed to the marinade.
  4. Before cooking, remove the food from the container, shake off the excess liquid, and discard the marinade. (Always toss a marinade once you’ve soaked raw meat in it―the mixture may be contaminated with bacteria).
  5. Cook on a lightly oiled grill to the desired doneness.
By June, 2008

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 43
  • Fat 3.5g
  • Sat Fat 0.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 535mg
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 2g
  • Sugar 0.5g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Iron 0.5mg
  • Calcium 8.5mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Glad Double Lock Zipper Bags
Although you can marinate food in almost any kind of container (but avoid reactive metals, like unlined aluminum and cast iron), it's best to use 1-gallon resealable plastic bags. They allow the liquid to surround the food completely, ensuring better absorption.

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