Easy Thai BBQ Marinade

    10 mins

    This is fantastic for marinating chicken, pork, or beef. My friend from Thailand gave me this recipe!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 3 tablespoons (60ml) fish sauce
    • 2 tablespoons (40ml) rice wine
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1/4 cup (60g) white sugar
    • 2 cloves minced garlic, or to taste
    • 6cm piece of fresh ginger root, minced or grated
    • 2 tablespoons honey

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Whisk together the fish sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, sugar, garlic, ginger and honey in a small bowl. Marinate meat at least 6 hours or overnight before cooking.

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    I used this marinade for fried fish. I eliminated the sesame oil, but added a bit of grated lime peel and lemon grass. I used half to marinade the fish and half to spoon over the fish after it was cooked. Before serving the sauce, I added a few sliced green onions, hot peppers and grated carrots. Everyone loved it! Thank you.  -  27 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Used this to marinate chicken breast. It was pretty good. This is definitely a marinade and not a dipping sauce. I reserved a lil bit for dipping and it was waaaay to salty used for dipping. I recommend using a dark brown sugar instead of the white. The brown sugar makes it looks more like "barbeque" sauce. I will use this again.  -  25 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I tried this on my pork chops today when I found out that I ran out of soy sauce for marinade. I didn't think the fish sauce and honey would work well together but it did! It was perfect! The boyfriend even asked for seconds. The only extra I added was a dash of red pepper flakes. This worked well with pork but I think it'll be even better with chicken.. Thanks!  -  24 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)