Memorize this easy marinade. It's good on chicken, tofu, tempeh, pork and beef, and makes a great dip for kebabs.

Serves 6

Ingredients:

       
  • 6 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  •    
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  •    
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  •    
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger
  •    
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  •    
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  •    
  • 12 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions:

In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Add the shrimp; mix well. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.

Coat a nonstick medium saute pan with cooking spray; heat to medium-high heat. Once hot, add the shrimp and saute for about 1 minute. Add half of the marinade mixture to the pan and cook for another 30 seconds. Discard any leftover marinade.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size: 2 ounces
  • Total carbohydrate: 6 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0 g
  • Sodium: 970 mg
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2 g
  • Total fat: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 71 mg
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Calories: 108
  • Fats and oils: 1
  • Meats poultry and fish: 2
  • Fats: 1
  • Protein and dairy: 1/2
  • Fats: 1
  • Meat and meat substitutes: 2
Last Updated: 2016-06-07
content provided by mayoclinic.com
© 1998-2016 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved.