Thai-Style Meat Marinade recipe.

Thai-Style Meat Marinade

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February 04, 2019 by Alexander Sorenson

This Thai-inspired meat marinade has it all going on; it's sweet and spicy, rich and deep, and flavorful but not overpowering. Use it with pork, beef, chicken, or fish.

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Even a quick splash in this marinade will bring big flavor, but ideally, you should allow your meat to marinade for a few hours or even overnight to infuse it properly. The recipe lends itself perfectly to grilling or slow roasting, but can also be a good base for braising a tougher cut of meat.

Thai-Style Meat Marinade
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February 04, 2019 by Alexander Sorenson

Thai-Style Meat Marinade


  • 1/3 cup(s) Black Pepper Rich Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup(s) fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup(s) 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.
  3. Cover, let marinate for 3 hours.
  4. Grill or roast according to your preference.
  5. After removing the protein, pour the marinade into a saucepan and reduce it by half over medium heat.
  6. The resulting sauce can be used as a glaze in the final minutes of cooking, or as a sauce for the finished dish.
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Blank Slate was founded by chef Alex Sorenson, who has worked in a wide range of fine dining restaurants throughout New York City, and the world at large, having lived and worked in France, Rwanda and Borneo. The New York Times has described his cooking as having a “brightness to it, a clever happiness that comes through on the plate.” Alex routinely travels to the far corners of the earth in search of the best ingredients and exciting new flavors, techniques and dishes to inspire Blank Slate Kitchen’s products.
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