Asian-Inspired Marinade

Spring has sprung and this means glorious weather and more time outdoors around the braai with loved ones. In case you didn’t know, marinades are just as important to your braai arsenal as the meats, sides and salads.

When it comes to marinades it couldn’t be simpler. You really don’t need countless ingredients to create something great. We’ve tried our hand at creating several marinades for succulent meats, fresh fish and even tofu. These are a lot healthier than commercial varieties and faster to make than you think…

With a few simple ingredients (including our favourite Rooibos), there are some easy marinades you can whip up at home. Not only are they quick to prepare and delicious, they’re also easy on the pocket!

This one adds that instant wow-factor to your meat. As a marinade that works well with chicken, beef or pork, you should add this recipe to your file for its versatility and scrumptious Asian-flair. For the vegetarians out there, this one is also fantastic for marinating tofu!


1/4 Cup Laager Rooibos tea (brewed and hot)
1/2 Cup soy sauce
3 Tablespoons sesame oil
2 Tablespoons lemon juice (fresh or from the bottle)
2 Cloves garlic (minced)
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger (minced)
1 Small onion (finely chopped)


Mix all the ingredients in a bowl before adding them to a zip lock bag.
Add your meat of choice to the bag with the marinade. Keep it in the fridge for at least two hours before cooking it to perfection.