Asian Marinade for Pork and Chicken

 Asian Marinade for pork and chicken

Asian Marinade for Pork and Chicken

“What’s for dinner?” It’s a common question and some days I don’t have an answer. I can’t think that far ahead. I know, it’s dinner and it’s not too many hours away. But you know how some days go.

So when I can, I try to plan ahead and get a few things marinated and prepped to make the rest of the week easier – and that’s where this Asian marinade for pork and chicken comes in. It’s simple, full of flavor and can be tweaked so it’s a little different every time. I’ve marinated pork or chicken in the morning and cooked it that night and I’ve marinated on a Sunday and cooked on Wednesday with no problem. My suggestion would be to let the meat marinate overnight at least so it has plenty of time to absorb all of the fresh flavors.

Asian Marinade for pork and chicken

Asian Marinade for Pork and Chicken
¼ c sesame oil
¼ c soy sauce
juice from one orange (¼ – ½ c of juice)
juice from one lime or lemon
2T honey
1T Sriracha (you can order from this link*)
1T minced garlic
1T minced ginger
1t sesame seeds
small bunch of parsley roughly chopped
small bunch cilantro roughly chopped
fresh ground pepper

Directions:
Mix all ingredients except parsley and cilantro in a bowl
Whisk to blend well
Add parsley and cilantro and stir
Place meat (5-7lb pork loin, approx. 5 pork chops or approx. 5 chicken breasts) in a gallon-sized Ziplock bag
Pour marinade over meat
Seal and store in refrigerator until ready to cook

Asian Marinade for pork and chicken

Cooking suggestions:
We use an outdoor grill or if you prefer to cook on a stove sear the meat on all sides and finish in oven until done

Options:
For fish or seafood marinate for up to three hours, no longer
Substitute another oil for the sesame oil – garlic or green chili for example
Substitute blood orange or grapefruit for the orange juice

As with most of my recipes this one is very flexible, as long as you have an oil and citrus you can vary the other ingredients to your liking.

As always, I’d love to know if you try this marinade and how you used it. It’s one of our family favorites and I based it on my brother-in-law’s marinade of soy sauce, orange juice, garlic and cilantro. Let me know what you think in the comments.

*This post contains an affiliate link to Amazon. If you purchase your Sriracha there, I make a very little bit of money. Don’t worry, you don’t pay extra, it’s a reward for sharing the link with you.

 

 

One Comment

  1. This sounds absolutely delicious. 🙂

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