"This marinade is delicious with beef, but is great with pork or chicken too. You will need to adjust the cooking time depending upon the meat or poultry you use for the skewers." — Rayna
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green onions, thinly sliced
sirloin steak, cubed
One of my family's favorite dishes! My mother is Japanese, and her recipe is almost identical. She uses red wine vinegar in place of lemon juice. We also add about 1/2 cup water to dillute the saltiness of the soy sauce. Another variation is using 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce with 1/4 cup soy sauce. Traditional yakatori is sliced thin and threaded onto skewers. The meat is easily sliced when partially frozen. I make this dish for lots of parties and potlucks. It's always the first to go.
I lived in Japan for four years. Chicken on a stick is yakitori. The marinade has an interesting flavor.
This is one of the very BEST marinades we have had. The only thing different I did was use sesame oil in place of the vegetable oil. WOW!! I would give this more than 5 stars. Hubby said you can't get anything better than this at any restaurant.
Great marinade! Almost as good as my mom's! I didn't bother to cube or skewer, just 6 whole steaks. I laid in a glass 9x13 dish and poured the marinade over all, flipping occassionlly. You can always tell a good marinade by seeing how much steak sauce my family uses with the steak. Tonight, very little was used b/c the flavor was great! Highly recommend this recipe. Thanks Rayna!
I love to entertain, and this recipe is always a hit. These are always the first to disappear from the table.I use half sesame oil and half vegetable oil. The sesame oil adds a little more of the oriental flavor.I also do these with chicken breast strips that I have pounded flat with a meat mallet. Yummy! Thanks for sharing, Rayna.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm! I just got through eating this with my family and it was a HUGE hit! The only thing I changed was that I used fresh grated ginger in the marinade and I sliced the meat into thin strips and threaded it onto the skewers. I can't wait to try this with chicken and pork! THANK YOU!
This is a GREAT marinade! Make sure you use light soy sauce, otherwise it is too salty. Even with using light soy sauce I was worried because the marinade tasted really salty, but I worried for nothing. I marinated my meat (london broil cut into cubes) for 3-1/2 hours and then put the meat onto skewers and broiled. It was so delicious! I will definitely be making this again! Cheers to the cook!!
Addition to original post: 1/4/03 I just tried this marinade on chicken and it turned out really great!
so yummy- we made this for a short-notice BBQ with a couple of friends as an alternative to burgers and dogs- really easy and so much more impressive. made it again for a birthday party and was a big hit then too. we used half sesame and half regular oil, and substituted the white sugar with brown. we tried it on chicken and sirloin and it was great with both. this is a new favorite with our families and we'll definitley make it frequently in the future!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 225
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