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Teriyaki Style Marinade
Sometimes all you really need to tszuj (jujj – had to google that one) up one of your go to classic dishes is a new marinade. I love a teriyaki sauce but am not really a fan of those that are too sweet. It’s got to be about balance right?

It can be so easy to fall into a routine of making the same things and it’s a trap I’ve fallen into myself before. Having a stash of go to marinades you can rotate through can really give you more options.

I’ve had a bit of a play about with this one and can safely say it’s just as good on meat and prawns as it is on veggies. My teriyaki marinade has so many good points it’d be a crime not to give it a bash! 
1 – it is quick and easy 
2 – doubles up as a glaze if you whack it in a pan and reduce it. Perfect for brushing over barbecue chicken skewers
3 – lasts around a week in the fridge so you could make a big batch

If I’m freezing meat I like to throw the marinade in the freezer bag too so the flavours really get in there. Make sure you don’t add salt though as it can draw out the moisture, especially in chicken and leave it dry when cooked.
5tbsp dark soy sauce
1/2 inch of ginger
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp brown sugar

1. In a bowl, finely grate your ginger and garlic
2. Add in your remaining marinade ingredients and stir until the sugar dissolves
3. Add in your meat or vegetables of choice and cook

Enjoy : ) x

Mushrooms – 10/15 minutes
Fish and seafood – up to an hour
Chicken and other poultry – 20 minutes to 3 hours
Red meat – 30 minutes to overnight


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Hi! I'm Bea, I am a food teacher at a secondary school. I live just outside Manchester and all its foodie offerings. This is my blog Bea's Bites Online, I'll be posting all about food and drink with an added smattering of travel. I am lucky enough to have grown up with a variety of influences, my mum is from Zimbabwe, my dad is from Ghana and I grew up in a village in the North West, so food has always been a blend and balance of cultures for me. From being little, food has played a large part in our family, whether it be for celebrations, commiserations or comfort. I began helping out in the kitchen from a young age and was fortunate enough to be given the reigns on occasion from the age of 11. I love being in the kitchen and having the opportunity to create something to make others smile. Whether it be an autumnal main or a gooey dessert :) I am a total believer in happy eating. Food should put a smile on your face no whether it's a weekday, after work dinner or a special occasion. I love following recipes and do think it is sometimes a necessity but I also think that food should be personal and geared towards what you like and I hope this comes across in my blog. I hope you enjoy reading my posts, let me know if you stop by, it will definitely put a smile on my face! Please don't hesitate to get in touch, my email is: If you have any posts you'd like to see then please feel free to email me and I'll do my best : ) Bea x

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