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This flaming-hot, rich marinade starts off with the sweet chili sauce and real herbs and is always great for meat, poultry, and seafood. With red-hot aroma and tangy flavor, every tablespoon is good, burning, savory power!

Sweet-Chili Marinade


  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or (4 tablespoons garlic powder)
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
  • ¼ soy sauce, dark or light only
  • 1 teaspoon black or red pepper, optional
  • 1-2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar, brown only


  1. Put garlic and ginger on a large bowl and whisk together with other ingredients, especially including black or red pepper. Spoon or funnel contents into a fresh container; reserve this in the refrigerator.
  2. Marinate meat, poultry, seafood, or tofu for at least an hour (or overnight).



How to Make the Sweet-Chili Marinade