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Citrus Soy Marinade Recipe

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Savory and bright, this marinade combines traditional Asian flavors into one perfect blend. We suggest a mixture of two or more citrus juices for a smooth balance, using a sweeter and milder fruit like orange or yuzu, paired with a more tart and tangy fruit like lemon or lime. This citrus soy marinade is wonderful for grilled chicken, meaty fish like tuna or swordfish and even a thinly-sliced beef cut like flank steak.

Recipe Difficulty: Easy

For more delicious marinade ideas, check out our Marinade Of The Month recipes.


    15 min - 20 min
    20 min


  • 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 cup mixed citrus juice (orange, grapefruit, yuzu, lemon, lime, etc.)
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar


  1. Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Transfer marinade to a large resealable bag and add preferred protein; let marinate for at least 2 hours to overnight.
  3. Remove protein when marinated and grill until cooked.