Marinade made with soy sauce

The Baltimore Sun

Eleanor Luna of Owings Mills was trying to find a recipe for marinade that she lost in her last move. It came from a bottle of soy sauce more than 30 years ago.

Jo Ann Elder of Ocean City sent in a recipe she found on a bottle of La Choy soy sauce years ago and has been using ever since. She says it is particularly good for chicken but also can be used for pork or beef. I tested it using bone-in chicken breasts that I marinated overnight and then grilled. The chicken had a definite teriyaki flavor and was very tasty and juicy. I'm sure it would be equally good for beef, pork or shrimp.

Soy-Sauce Marinade

Makes 1 cup

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 tablespoons oil

1/8 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

1 clove garlic, minced

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients and marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Per tablespoon: 24 calories, 1 gram protein, 2 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 2 grams carbohydrate, 0 grams fiber, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 658 milligrams sodium


Bob Carter of Ellicott City has been searching unsuccessfully for years for a recipe for something he calls breakfast bluefish. He remembers having it many years ago in Ocean City and Nags Head, N.C. The only specific thing he can remember about it was that the fish was firmer than fish usually is when served for dinner.

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The nutrition analyses accompanying recipes in today's Taste section were calculated by registered dietitian Jodie Shield, except where noted.

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