Easy and wonderful teriyaki marinade for barbeque or roasting. For a zestier marinade, use lime or lemon juice; for a milder version, use water. If you would like to use the marinade as a sauce, you can boil it after removing the meat and add a little slurry of cornstarch and warm water to thicken it. When I make the sauce, I usually add some sesame seeds for looks. You can add fresh or ground ginger if you like, too.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, orange juice, garlic, and pepper. Pour over beef, pork, or chicken. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours, or overnight. The longer the meat is marinated, the stronger the flavor will be.

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Nutrition Facts

56 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 12.9g 4% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1205.4mg 50% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2005
I didn't have orange juice, so I added some honey instead. Turned out perfect! You can adjust this marinade any way you want and it will likely turn out great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2007
Didn't have much flavor marinated for 4 hours. Used flank steak. If I use this again because it's easy I will try to marinate overnight to see if the flavor is maximized. I did however boil the marinade and poured some over each serving which helped to give some flavor. Otherwise the meat alone was flavorless. Read More
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71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2005
I didn't have orange juice, so I added some honey instead. Turned out perfect! You can adjust this marinade any way you want and it will likely turn out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2007
Excellent sauce! I stumbled across this recipe when I was looking for a recipe to dress up store bought teriyaki sauce. After reading the reviews, I tossed the store bought marinade in the trash. I changed the recipe slightly by adding 2 more cloves of garlic, 2 tsp of minced candied ginger, and 1 tbl of cornstarch. I microwaved it on high for 3 minutes and then poured it over skinless, boneless, chicken breasts that I had pounded flat. I baked it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. The sauce thickened nicely, and I had plenty to put on top of the chicken. I served it all over steamed jasmine rice, and topped it with fresh cilantro and sliced green onions. It had a wonderful flavor and so much better than any other teriyaki that I have had. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2007
This recipe is GREAT on steak for me it lost a little bit on chicken. I did add ginger and extra garlic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2011
I added some chopped green onion. I let my meat (beef) marinade for almost 24 hours before cooking it. This was good but I think it's missing something. Maybe rice vinegar? I'm not sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
An EXCELLENT marinade!!! I definitely recommend taking the time to make sauce with the marinade!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2006
this is a great sauce! I use it every time I make stir fry and my husband LOVES it! I put a pinch of crushed red pepper in it to give it a good punch. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2006
I used this with chicken breasts I put on to marinde at lunch time. They were perfect. I used the orange juice as called for and found just a hint of the fruit taste in my meat they were not too salty and came out perfect. I served with potatoes and grilled veggies. Given the ease of this marinade I am sure I will be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2009
Love love love this recipe. It is so good on pork that is the only one I use. I gave it to my sister also and she loves it too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
i've used this recipe twice now and loved it both times!!! first on london broil where i had to substitue lime juice for the oj. second time on chuck eye steaks which btw i was told chuck eye is the poor man's ribeye. had oj 2nd time but added some dried onion flakes to it. thank you so much for an easy and delicious marinade!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2007
Didn't have much flavor marinated for 4 hours. Used flank steak. If I use this again because it's easy I will try to marinate overnight to see if the flavor is maximized. I did however boil the marinade and poured some over each serving which helped to give some flavor. Otherwise the meat alone was flavorless. Read More
(1)
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