Teriyaki Marinade

1 Feb

I do the majority of my grocery shopping on Sundays and stock up on tons of vegetables. I always have good intentions (don’t we all!), but by Thursday at least half of them are usually still in the bottom drawer of my refrigerator and starting to get a little soft and wrinkly. I hate, hate, hate throwing away vegetables. So I usually turn to one of two things to use ‘em all up fast, either soup or stir-fry.

Stir-fry could potentially be the easiest meal out there. A little chopping of veggies, add in some protein, pour in some sauce, and saute. A meal that comes together in no time flat!

A friend gave me this recipe a few years ago and it has been our go-to stir fry marinade/sauce ever since! Both sweet and savory!

This marinade comes together in minutes with ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard! Throw ‘em all in a bowl and whisk away!

Pour the marinade into a zip-lock bag full of meat and veggies! Toss it in the refrigerator and let it does its magic!

I love meals with lots of color! So much more appealing to the eye! I wish I could insert a scratch and sniff to this picture. The soy sauce and sesame oil fill the kitchen with an amazing aroma!

Teriyaki Marinade

1/4 cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons rice vinegar or white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon dark sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

3 cloves garlic, minced

Whisk all of the ingredients together. Let stand for 10 minutes. Pour over vegetables or meat and allow to marinade at least thirty minutes in the refrigerator.

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One Response to “Teriyaki Marinade”

  1. thebigfatnoodle February 1, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    Definitely can’t go wrong with a stir fry and it’s always got to be as colourful and as crunchy as possible!

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