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Zippy-Zoo Marinade Recipe
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Zippy-Zoo Marinade

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"A most flavorful and spicy marinade that has a Thai-style influence with a ginger kick. Great on pork and chicken."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a shallow dish, combine soy sauce, barbecue sauce, oil, wine, peanut butter, corn syrup, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with black pepper, ginger, chili powder, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix until smooth. Marinate meat for 2 to 6 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 18, 2012

This was REALLY good! It only makes about 1/2 cup of sauce, but I brushed it on a family pack of chicken legs and refrigerated them for about 3 hours. I then grilled them for our dinner. The texture was good, like barbeque sauce, rather than a marinade, so it stuck to the meat. The next time I make this, which will be soon, I will double or triple the recipe, but NOT use quite as much black pepper. I changed two things out of necessity, I used light olive oil, and 1/2 t. ground ginger instead of fresh ginger root.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 12, 2007

I found this marinade to be bland without much taste even after I marinated the chicken for 24 hours! One friend tried it and liked it, but this friend doesn't even like black pepper so it still didn't say much aboout this recipe!


41 Ratings

Jun 01, 2010

Awesome. Didn't have any wine, so I ignored that and used the rest. So good. Doubled the recipe, and it was perfect.

Aug 27, 2003

Great recipe. I marinated pork tenderloin for 4 hours and then put them on the grill. My husband agrees that it is a keeper. I used Madras chili powder for a bit of heat.

Jul 27, 2011

I was pretty skeptical about this one b/c it seems to have a lot going on, but I had some pork chops and wanted to do something low carb, so I decided to give this a try. I didn't have any corn syrup, so I just added a tiny bit of agave nectar, but kept the recipe the same other than that. I let marinate on my boneless chops for probably 3+ hrs, and we both loved them. Will try again on chicken.

May 23, 2005

This is a rather thick marinade. I used it on chicken and then my husband cooked it on the grill, or over-cooked rather and the flavor was kind of burnt off. What I did taste of it was very good. I would recommend not using this marinade if you are going to cook your meat on the grill or else you can double it to make enough to use for basting as it cooks which I probably should of done.

May 02, 2012

I spotted this recipe on the Buzz yesterday and decided to give it a try. I made the full recipe for just two skinless boneless chicken breast halves. I marinated the chicken in half and reserved the other half for basting. The amounts of the wine, peanut butter and corn syrup were so negligible, I was somewhat skeptical about the outcome. But it worked! We really enjoyed this and I would make it again! Thank you Adam Banfield!

Jun 30, 2011

I tried this on eggplant. Marinated then grilled. it was nice.


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  • Calories
  • 101 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 786 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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