All-Purpose Asian Marinade

Quick, easy, yet delicious. This recipe uses Asian aromatics with soy sauce and/or hoisin sauce.

What I believe is the most unique ingredient here is the very powerful ginger, containing more than 400 natural compounds! It’s good for nausea relief, bloating and gas, and fighting free radicals.


  • 2 Tbsp finely minced orange zest
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2/3 cups hoisin sauce or GFCF soy sauce (1/3 cup each is great too!)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup finely minced, fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup minced green onions, including the white part
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste


  • Prep and mince the ingredients
  • Combine everything in a mixing bowl
  • Add meat to the marinade
  • Cover, refrigerate, and let marinate for at least 4 hours (overnight is great too!)
  • Yields 2 1/2 cups, enough marinade for 2 pork tenderloins or 6 chicken breasts.



  • GFCF – gluten free casein free
  • SF – soy  free
  • DF – dairy free
  • EF – egg free



  1. SpiceOfLife

    wow so many unique ingredients, i’m drooling over here just to try

  2. goldensp00n$

    why is it “asian” marinade, just sounds chinese

  3. soydelightful

    uhh many asian cuisines use those exact ingredients. ever have vietnamese or thai food?

  4. goldensp00n$

    whatever, hoisin sauce is from china

  5. sweet1oaf7

    ignore the troll

  6. soydelightful

    what do you mean by troll?

  7. sweet1oaf7

    internet troll – they get off on pissing you off

  8. soydelightful

    ahh the more you know. the internet has all sorts

  9. goldensp00n$

    you guys don’t get it

  10. freetoeat10

    adding or substituting oyster sauce is great too!

  11. soydelightful

    there’s an oyster sauce?!?!?!

  12. freetoeat10

    yeah! it looks like hoisin but not sweet. it’s salty like the sea…but i swear it tastes delicious

  13. soydelightful

    …and what do you use it with?

  14. freetoeat10

    chicken, beef and pork are great with it! shrimp too. fish though, it depends

  15. babycaks

    i agree, oyster sauce is great in stir-fries. mince some shallots in there too!

  16. freetoeat10

    ahh now we’re talking, shallots? i’ll try em next time, thanks!

  17. babycaks

    of course! it’s like my mom’s simple but secret ingredient

  18. freetoeat10

    well, thank you for sharing!

  19. babycaks

    no problem, she actually shares that secret too! she believes if everyone can eat well, the happier we’ll be

  20. freetoeat10

    she’s certainly wise

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