Thai-Style Meat Marinade

This Thai-inspired meat marinade has it all going on – sweet, spice, funk, acid, and more! Use it with pork, beef, chicken, or fish. Even a quick splash in this marinade will bring big flavor, but ideally you’ll let your meat hang out for a few hours or even overnight to really infuse it. It lends itself perfectly to grilling or slow roasting, but can also be a good base for braising a tougher cut of meat.  Recipe created by Alex Sorenson of Blank Slate Kitchen.


  • 1/3 cup Black Pepper Rich Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • 1/2 thumb fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 3 bird’s-eye chilis, chopped
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, chopped
  • 1 shallot, minced


  1. Mix together the syrup, lime juice, fish sauce, ginger, chilis, lemongrass, and shallots
  2. Pour over pork, beef, chicken, or fish. Cover, let marinate for 3 hours
  3. Grill or roast according to your preference
  4. After removing the protein, pour the marinade into a saucepan and reduce it by half over medium heat. The resulting sauce can be used as a glaze in the final minutes of cooking, or as a sauce for the finished dish

Recipe and photo reprinted with the permission of Alex Sorenson


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